This stone was engraved during the 6th century to recall the passage of Dardanus, powerful man, Christian and prefect of Gaul, corresponding with St-Augustin, , who came to retire to St-Geniez to found a "City of God" in the valley. A place bears the name of "Théous", but did "Theopolis" ever exist? And where exactly?
From the Pierre écrite, follow the path that climbs to the left for about 20 minutes.
- At the end of the path, to the level of the old oak, take the forest track on the right. Continue on the track until you’ll reach the Rocher de la baleine (whale rock), and find the intersection with the departmental road.
- Turn right on the road for 800 m to reach the parking lot.
On the way, 500 m before reaching the departmental road, on the right, there is a large hollow oak tree in which a stranger once placed a statue of the Virgin together with a small notebook on which one can leave a trace of one’s passage there. (Look out! In Summer there may be a snake enjoying the shade!)
1 place de la République, 04200 Sisteron
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- Think about public transport and carpooling: https://zou.maregionsud.fr
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