At only a stonethrow - pun intended - from Saint-Malo, the small town Rothéneuf on the shores of the Emerald Coast in Brittany, an extraordinary site of about 600 square metres consists of carved granite rocks.
The first carvings date back from 1870 and it took 15 to 25 years - according to different sources - to sculpt some 300 figures.
Inspired by pirate's tales, Boer wars, saints from Brittany and more.
A stroke partly paralyzed the priest Abbé Fouré (1839-1910) and left him deaf and mute. He retired and became a hermit in this area and started carving with the aid of an elderly helper.