One large openplan space with single entranceway
Limited breeze block consolidation
Countless careful owners
1 million euros o.n.o.
Adjacent pub included in sale
Generous viewing hours
All reasonable offers considered
When I visited Dolmen de Bagneaux, Saumur, France, in April 2007 with Jan, Helen and Bam, the monument was for sale along with the pub, whose garden the dolmen sits within. The Bar contains a pool table and a small prehistoric exhibition.
The asking price for the lot was 1 million euros. I did not place a bid.
The sale is still being advertised on the website for the monument – and so for all I know you can still purchase the Dolmen and the Dolmen Bar if you want. The perfect present for the hard-drinking-pool-playing-prehistorian in your life? (Are there are other types of prehistorian?)
The current owners encourage visitors with the tantalising information that:
‘Through text panels, a collection of prehistoric tools and passionate owners, we invite you to discover this megalith whose construction is still of mystery accents as this behemoth of Neolithic architecture is impressive’ (via Google translate).
Sources: This dolmen’s website was the source of the two images of the bar, and the old postcard was sourced from here. The modern postcards were purchased at a nearby shop.