There’s a wall in the woods.
For no apparent reason.
Who built it? Why?
Clearly, it was a long time ago. So it must have been a ton of work.
It isn’t just a single row of stones, either. It has been filled in about a yard deep.
It’s in the countryside, not near a town. Especially not near a town from back when it might have been built. In those days, marauders attacked solitary outposts, so folks retreated behind the fortified walls of their villages at night, going out to their fields by day. Even farms, which usually had several families, were fortified. It sounds like a scary time.
There’s no farm here. No trace of houses. No vineyard that was cleared of rocks that eventually became walls. Just trees and brambles and birds who are happy the woods are too thick for most people to come and bump around.
Were these stones naturally flat (doubt it) or were they hewn? If so, why so much effort for this wall?
The thing about France, and Europe in general, is that these kinds of mysteries from the past are everywhere. Just take a walk, and you can stumble across them.