The menhir of La Latte
The menhir of Fort La Latte, regularly called the menhir of Gargantua, is a stone mounted in granite like a very fine obelisk. (2.64 m high and 0.49 m wide and 0.24 m thick)
It was formerly surmounted by a cross.
It is probably during this christianisation that the original menhir was resized as finely.
It is in the castle park, on the private road leading to Fort La Latte.
He was broken in two during the filming of the "Vikings". We can still see the trace on the menhir.
He had many names, the warrior's needle (on the oldest cards), the Fort La Latte menhir, Gargantua's finger, the tooth and even sex.
There are several legends related to this menhir.
- Gargantua would have lost his tooth or his finger when he wanted to cross the Channel to reach the English coast. The traces of his hooves and his cane are still visible in the rock, at the foot of the menhir.
- Gargantua would have died in Cape Fréhel after a hard fight with Korrigans. It is said that the islets that can be seen in the sea are pieces of the Giant and that the menhir would represent his finger that would have fallen at this place and would then be stuck in the ground.