A Walk Among the Menhirs

Would you join me for a walk among the menhirs of Taravo valley on Corsica? The largest and the most famous megalithic site on the island, Filitosa, stretches on a hilltop of an ancient olive grove.

I knew I wanted to see Filitosa even before I came to the island. Seriously, if you had seen the advert Β “open air museum with stones cut and erected 8000 years ago” – would you have been able to resist your curiosity? I wasn’t and I am glad, even though it meant driving the whole day from the other side the island and arriving only 40 minutes before closing time; I have to say that visiting Corsica without stopping by this Neolithic wonder would not have been a complete experience. Here are some snaps of what I saw there:


If you think that I haven’t shown you enough, stay tuned for the Filitosa sequel next Monday. This is my entry for Jo’s Monday Walk. Today she is dragging us atop of Whitby cliffs to visit St. Mary’s.


71 thoughts on “A Walk Among the Menhirs

  1. Thanks for sharing with me one of your special places, Paula. Corsica is very beautiful seen through your eyes. I love that last shot! πŸ™‚ And atmospheric music too, of course! Hugs, darlin’!


    • I thought of you while I was writing this post, Colline, I remember you expressed interest to see more when I posted my first photo from there πŸ˜‰ Thank you. I would have liked to have you with me on this walk.


    • The shots do not meet my standards – not my fault – the light did not cooperate, however the place is noteworthy in many respects and I cherish the memory of visiting it. I am glad you liked M83 πŸ™‚


  2. After reading such an advert, I wouldn’ t have been able to resist either, Paula! πŸ™‚ And after following and enjoying footprints of the past in your beautiful photos, I hope I will be able to do it in reality one day, too.


  3. I have heard about Corsica in certain books – and truly a place of beauty and history – the music paired well with the shots – looking forward to next week’s walk too – but enjoyed the historic stroll today ❀


  4. What a beautiful place and I don’t blame you for wanting to go. I am glad you did. Now I had some virtual travelling to do myself and I loved it. Stunning captures Paula. πŸ˜€ β™₯


    • πŸ™‚ Maria, if you look at the menu bar above, there is Corsica as sub-category- there you could see many posts about Corsica with gorgeous landscape πŸ™‚ Are you ancestors Corsican?


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  7. Taravo Valley looks well worth the drive. You must have been able to return the next day, 40 minutes doesn’t seem like enough time to capture the Menhirs, as you did. It looks like an interesting and beautiful place.


  8. Yes, I would have visited too. Definitely worth the travel, but maybe you should have stayed a little closer for a day or two so you could get more time there? Are you allowed to touch them? πŸ™‚


    • Now, I just feel stupid. They were out there in the open air, no guards or cameras in sight, and it never occurred to me to touch any of them :S (what’s wrong with me?!?)


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