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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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Go to the museum first

If I could do it over, I would park at the museum and see the exhibit and watch the movie. Then... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
NCtravelz
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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An excellent 2/3 hour visit

One of the best Stone Age sites I have visited. Extraordinarily well-preserved, even though some of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bill D
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“standing stones” (57 reviews)
“guided tour” (31 reviews)
“sheer number” (11 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Megalithische Anlagen von Carnac | Lieu dit Le Ménec, 56343 Carnac, France
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"amazing site"
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"definitely worth a visit"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If I could do it over, I would park at the museum and see the exhibit and watch the movie. Then get the train to the furthest point and walk back. Look for the goats and sheep mowing the grass.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best Stone Age sites I have visited. Extraordinarily well-preserved, even though some of the stones have been robbed for building in earlier times. Various parking options (you don't have to start at the official Centre) It is worth walking the route at...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to learn about mégalithes and the Neolithic times. The centre is free and offers a clear video on mégalithes in the region.

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our time there. The guide was interesting although perhaps a little long in descriptions. We would have enjoyed more walking but all in all quite informative.

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

These are very old and very curious stone monuments. They call them alignments and that is a fitting name. there are large numbers of them and I don't think anyone knows for sure why they were created. I do know that they were a lot...More

1  Thank Randall K
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This megalithic complex is massive and stretches for a couple of miles. not just the stone alignments but menhirs and cromlechs/dolmens. you can pay for a guided tour or skip that and walk the perimeter fence. further along the road some of the gateways where...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

The Breton Stonehenge. Staggering and should be more widely known internationally. I can't re omens this highly enough and the Carnac area too. The only criticism would be the local government and the national government need to sort their squabbles out and protect these artefacts...More

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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
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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

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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
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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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