Résumé : Plasmonic antennas have enabled a wealth of applications that exploit tailored near-fields and radiative properties, further endowed by the bespoke interactions of multiple resonant building blocks. Specifically, when the inter-particle distances are reduced to a few nanometers, coupling may be greatly enhanced leading to ultimate near-field intensities and confinement along with a large energy splitting of resonant modes. While this concept is well known, the fabrication and characterization of suitable multimers with controlled geometries and few-nanometer gaps remains highly challenging. In this letter we present the topographically templated assembly of single-crystal colloidal gold nanorods into trimers, with a dolmen geometry. This fabrication method enables the precise positioning of high-quality nanorods, with gaps as small as 1.5 nm, that permits a gradual symmetry breaking by tuning the arrangement of these strongly coupled nanostructures. We perform electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) near-field hyperspectral imaging and geometrically accurate EELS, plane wave and eigenmode computations to reveal the principles governing the electromagnetic response of such nanostructures. These experiments track the evolution of the multipolar interactions with high accuracy as the antenna geometry varies. Our results provide new insights in strongly coupled single-crystal building blocks and open news opportunities for the design and fabrication of plasmonic systems.