The Fabiere dolmen, French Heritage monument to La cavalerie

One sees, has approximately 1 kilometer in the north of the Cavalry, two beautiful dolmens locate not far from the road which leads has Millau; one third is towards the southern end of the commune. In one of these dolmens, excavates by the care of Mr. Causse, one has finds bones and some grains of collar.

One has also announces, in this same commune, three menhirs forming a long alignment which almost entirely crosses the commune of the south to north.

Source: Memories of the Company of the letters, sciences and arts by Company of the letters, sciences and arts of Aveyron 1867.

When one arrives from Millau on this plate which does not have less than thousand bills of quantities of rise above the sea level, the first village which one meeting is that of the Cavalry: aupres, is two gigantic dolmens; a mathematician of the vicinity has calculates that higher stone of the one of them spruce not less than thirty thousand kilogrammes: they have manner that at the time of the equinox the opening of is lit by the rising sun and that of the other by the setting sun. The last village which one meets at the other end of Larzac, always on the main road of Millau has Montpellier is St-Pierre of Fage. Near the village of St-Maurice, who has two miles in the North-East of St-Pierre, one finds also four dolmens name by the people houses of the fairies, because in this country the people allot to the fairies all that is above its intelligence or its capacity. It has to notice that St Maurice east locates in the middle of a territory calls long the roubiere, because it was and is still surrounds of wood of oak-reopen, robur. These dolmens and those of the Cavalry are not the only ones of Larzac: there are of them on the contrary much intermediaries, and a greater number was destroyed.

Source: Historical studies on Rouerque by Marc Antoine Fran?ois Gaujal 1839.

The Fabiere dolmen
Crédit photo : (The Fabiere dolmen, la cavalerie)

Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

The Fabiere dolmen, « The Fabiere dolmen » is a construction of the city of La cavalerie (France, Aveyron). The Fabiere dolmen, French Heritage monument to La cavalerie la cavalerie, aveyron

Location and general information

  • identifier : 10047
  • item : Dolmen de la Fabière
  • Location of the building :
    • Midi-Pyrénées
    • Aveyron
    • La Cavalerie
  • Place name : la Fabière
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 12063
  • Zip code of the municipality : 12230
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : dolmen
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction :
    • The building dates mainly from the period : neolithic
  • Date of protection : 1889 : classé MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/08/30

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • We do not have this information.
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • any information about this construction.
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Interest of the building : Site archéologique : 12 063 1 AP ; 18 04 1914 (J.O.)
  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other :
    • other Information : owned by the 1992 municipality
  • Details : Dolmen de la Fabière (cad. K 31) : classement par liste de 1889
  • Mérimée reference : PA00093995

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