Verziau of Gargantua
This is a monolith of hard sandstone 4 meters high and 35 1 m 50[clarification needed] wide. This stone is chipped at the top, retains its base width to about half of its height, and tapers to its upper end, just over a meter wide
At the beginning of the 19th century, the menhir had a twin sister, which was destroyed to extract a large amount of sandstone. It is claimed that the depth of the menhir below the ground is the same as its above-ground height, giving a total height of 9 meters. It is likely that this menhir just far enough wood nearby Berjaumont, where the blocks of sandstone are quite numerous and rolled by a large number of men, it happened on this hill.[clarification needed] Legend has it that a man of immense size was using it to sharpen his scythe, and left the rock on the site in a gesture of anger.
- The Verziau of Gargantua on the Minister of Culture website
- Bulletin de la Société archéologique et historique de Vervins et de la Thiérache, Volume 21, page 28.