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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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Magnificent Standing Stones

This surprisingly large site with its hundreds of standing stones is quite awe inspiring and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
John L
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Appletreewick, United Kingdom
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Amazing

This is an amazing Stone Age site, make sure you visit the visitor centre first. You will find... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
James N
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This surprisingly large site with its hundreds of standing stones is quite awe inspiring and visually stunning. The areas of standing stones probably stretch across several grassy field areas for probably near a mile. There is a car park and visitor centre with Public Toilets...More

Thank John L
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing Stone Age site, make sure you visit the visitor centre first. You will find maps etc in different languages, but inside the visitor centre we found only French speaking video, audio & subtitles which wasn’t a problem, but I couldn’t fully...More

Thank James N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The stones can be viewed from the roadside. Particularly when the road crosses the alignments. Visits inside the alignments are by guided tour only. I arrived about 16:00 and was told I had missed the last tour. They do some tours in English but in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on Le Petit Train and it was very interesting to see these monoliths. I never realised there are so many. It is amazing that they were erected so long ago. There are 3 main sites which are visible from the road. There is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menhirs are a definite puzzle... how did these come to be, and why!? It’s incomprehensible how early people made thes alignments of thousands of huge rocks. This is a priceless treasure and heritage, and something well worth traveling to. We took the bus in...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 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 29 April 2018

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

2  Thank Bill D
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 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 20 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.

Thank franneee
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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

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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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