Roches Tremblantes

Old postcard of the Roches TremblantesLes Roches Tremblantes (Trembling Rocks), sometimes called Dancing Rocks are a prominent landmark around Rennes-les-Bains. Actually, they were until two of them were destroyed by a lunatic vandal. For centuries these stones stood swinging in the wind. Abbé Henri Boudet‘s brother Edmond drew a picture of them for his enigmatic book Old postcard of the Roches TremblantesLa Vraie Langue Celtique et le Cromleck de Rennes-les Bains (the True Celtic Language and the Cromleck of Rennes-les- Bains).

It is with sadness in my heart that I learnt of the destruction of this historic landmark on the Pla de la Coste in Rennes-les-Bains. This reeks like yet another mindless crime in the name of treasure hunting. Needless to say, nothing was found beneath the rock but stone and sand.

Les Roches Tremblantes, drawing from La Vraie Langue CeltiqueThere is no greater treasure in Rennes-les-Bains than its historical heritage. We need to cherish and protect it for our children and future generations.

Roches Tremblantes in 2006

Les Roches Tremblantes in 2006

Roches Tremblantes in February 2008
Les Roches Tremblantes in February 2008

Roches Tremblantes in February 2008
Les Roches Tremblantes in February 2008

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3 thoughts on “Roches Tremblantes

  1. Another part of our heritage destroyed by mindless ignorance. Whoever did this should be ashamed of themselves.

  2. How come some people have such a little sense of history?.. It’s like this dude who carved ‘templar crosses’ on the Fauteuil du Diable and on the ruins of Bezu Castle. It’s just plain selfish. *sigh*.

  3. It’s unclear from the pictures, whether the rocks were actually broken up, or just pushed over. Any chance they can be set back up to at least look close to how they originally looked? At least the two rock assemblies on the left appear to be intact.

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