The word menhir comes from a celtic language meaning long stone.
In Aveyron there are plenty of chances to see them in situ or in museums. Those shown here are in the Musée Fenaille in Rodez.
There are also many other forms of stone monuments, standing stones and tomb or dolmens in fact Aveyron has more than a 1000, many are on the “Causse” the beautiful limestone plateaus of the area which also boasts a wonderful array of wild flowers.
Photo credit: Musée Fenaille in Rodez.