Les Rochers Sculptes, St-malo
Les Rochers Sculptes, St-malo - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Plage du Val - Chemin des rocherssculptés, Rothéneuf, 35400 St-Malo, France
Ticket Price: 3 EUR
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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About Les Rochers Sculptes, St-malo
This is one of the city’s most surreal attractions – a series of carved, grotesque heads that face out towards the sea.They were crafted by Father AdolpheFouré, who was struck deaf and mute after a stroke, and retired to Rotheneuf. For some inexplicable reason (perhaps he was inspired by the legends of the pirates along this coast), he took chisel to stone here. For thirteen years between 1984-1907, he worked on transforming this 500 metre square of coast in to a strange outdoor fresco of about 300 statues. Some of these figures, such as Jacques Cartier and Saint Budoc, are recognisable, but others are not. Wind and sea-spray are slowly wearing away these rocks now.
Les Rochers Sculptes Information
- To get there, go past the Le Benetin restaurant, the carpark, till you sea a small wooden hut, where you can buy the tickets. Then it’s a bit of a scramble over rocks to get to the carvings.
- Not accessible to the disabled.
Les Rochers Sculptes Ticket Prices
- Free for under 10.
How To reach Les Rochers Sculptes by Public Transport
- You’ll have to drive to here.
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A small, hidden gem, a short and pleasant bus ride from Intra Muros. Check opening times as these were seasonal, and there were periods during the day when they were closed. The sculptures, which are smaller than many photos suggest, sit on a rugged cliff and it's pleasant just to sit and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings. The sculptures, no taller than 1m, depict characters and scenes from local folklore, and give the place a really magical feel. We spent about 30 minutes there. The restaurant looked lovely, but sadly was closed, despite it being 12.30. (Dog 50cm included in photos for perspective!)
Just a shadow of it's former self judging by the story and old images. 2.5 Euro admission for an underwhelming experience that we managed to drag out for about 10 minutes. Steep and unsuitable for wheelchairs and those unsteady on their feet. Great sea views but you can get those for free anywhere along the coast.
This place is a shame. Not the sculptures, mildly interesting, but the local family making money out of a part of the coast that is supposed to be accessible for all. No service is provided against the 2,5 euros required to access the site. Many sculptures are barely visible (erosion) and nothing seems to be done to preserve them. So it appears that we are only paying a private entity to access a public space. Outrageous.
This is incredible and astonishing. A blind man in the 19th century spent years chiselling all kinds of figures into the rock face on the coast. And many of them are still visible today.