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Megaliths of Carnac

Megalithische Anlagen von Carnac | Lieu dit Le Ménec, 56343 Carnac, France
+33 2 97 52 89 99
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Very expensive trip for what you actually get to see. The site itself is very impressive, worth the... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
Alex D
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Alignements Of Carnac

Spread over several miles there are 3000 some standing stones, menhirs & cairns in this area alone... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Skeney57
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Megalithische Anlagen von Carnac | Lieu dit Le Ménec, 56343 Carnac, France
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Very expensive trip for what you actually get to see. The site itself is very impressive, worth the money, but from the moment you go a second time, you've seen it.

Thank Alex D
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Spread over several miles there are 3000 some standing stones, menhirs & cairns in this area alone. As with Stonehenge , no real answer is known but lots of theories !! A nice walk thru the Breton countryside to view some. Supposed to be free...More

Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Lucky for us, the sun came out as we wandered "les Alignements"! With not many tourists on a Sunday afternoon, the visit was hassle free and FUN to walk anywhere and even take photos with NO people!

1  Thank Helen C
Reviewed 12 November 2017

I love Neolithic ruins and have visited them in Ireland, England, and across Brittany. Carnac certainly appears to be the center of the pre-Celtic world. I've never seen so many standing stones, cairns, menhirs, and artifacts from this little-understood culture. The place is a must,...More

1  Thank Tanya M
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We have long wanted to visit these standing stones and they did not disappoint. Plenty of car parking near visitors centre and we just walked around the edge of the stones from which you can gain a really good view. It only took us about...More

1  Thank Paul P
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Stunning and humbling. Also, this area of France is stunning, the food is amazing, the people are friendly.

Thank Thvia S
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Located in Le Ménec, mysterious site of préhistoric stones, ca, 3000 menhirs to see in a largest environnment, mystery stones a real enigm, you will ask, is it a worship (culte ) or a buring place symbolised with enorm stone; so much questions, and no...More

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 4 November 2017

What can I say.... it is simply breathtaking to behold the sheer number of the Megaliths in the Alignments. It is unmissable if you are in the region. You can start at the interpretative centre 'Maison des Megalithes', which has free parking, and walk along...More

1  Thank Tara K
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Have been to Stonehenge but this leaves it for dead. It is amazing to see the sheer number of rocks/stones lined up for miles. You are able to go into certain sections and walk through the rocks and wonder why and how they got there....More

1  Thank Newtraveller66
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This is a sight to blow your mind!! How were they got here? Who did it? What was it for? Wow!!! This is a wonderful place!!

Thank Sara C
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albany6660
28 July 2017|
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Response from Willy B | Reviewed this property |
It is true you have to pay to walk among the stone. You can see them from the parking lot also (for free). There are guided walking tours about every 20 minutes, I would think they are in English on request. When I was there... More
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albany6660
28 July 2017|
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Response from ovemadsen | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is true that everything has been fenced off. Probably necessary in order to protect the vegetation. So you cannot actually touch the menhirs. But when you walk along the fences, you can see everything, the alignments... More
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Rosemary
28 May 2017|
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Response from meliau56 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Rosemary! Well, to have a lovely tour around the standing stones I will definitely advise you the tour by train. First because it is exhaustive and you will see the alignments from close range. Then because the... More
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