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Megaliths of Carnac

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Address: Megalithische Anlagen von Carnac, 56343 Carnac, France
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+33 2 97 52 89 99
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Neolithic wonderment.

There are megaliths all over the place around 1100 in a relatively small place. Great for historical interest and at certain times you can enter the fields and get up close to... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are megaliths all over the place around 1100 in a relatively small place. Great for historical interest and at certain times you can enter the fields and get up close to them. Free parking. Downside... My teenage son said "Oh a bunch of rocks". Unless you're a geologist, it is a short visit.

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Auray, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About over 3,000 standing stones aligned in four different fields dating back to 4,000 B.C! This is of course worthwhile seeing! You can walk along or amid them according to the moment or seasons and imagine the huge work done by our ancestors to organize this place as a funeral place as there are some "dolmens" (tombs) and these ligns... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

I was surprised at the size and scale, spread over a considerable area / distance, so car is preferable, would struggle to cope on foot, although the little train is reasonable and a grand way of touring around the locality. Good signposting but some knowledge of the site beforehand is very useful. Having visited many historical sites in Greece and... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

There are couple of locations of the megaliths, we've visited three. The best way to reach all of them is by car, but the visitors' centre organises excursions on a "train", which I guess you have to order in advance. We've visited in April, so there were very few people around and we could enjoy the sites peacefully.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

As a fan of standing stones and other things archaeological I had long wanted to visit Carnac and how worthwhile it was. Reports on Trip Advisor had made me slightly nervous about the experience but I need not have worried, here was a site where one could use one's imagination to its fullest scope. The information centre is being transformed... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We found the vastness of the standing stones amazing and the fact we where there at the end of season meant we were able to wonder among them freely. The little land train ride to get there was also worth it. The visitor centre was undergoing renovation so was restricted but should be excellent with promised roof top viewing over... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I rated this average at best because it was kind of boring. We took the little train tour and learned some useful information. But I had no envy to walk with them. We did however go see the 6.5 meter rock that was about a 400 meter walk from the road. It was interesting to see them. But if they... More 

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Suzhou, China
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

interesting site to walk around, large fields of stones, a couple of nice cafes on the walk around the field. You can only go inside the field with a guide (with fee) and at certain dates and times as the monuments are protected, we went in July and could not go in but you still get a good view from... More 

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Bristol, UK
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I'm so sorry. I know that it's amazing and historical and mystical that these rocks are here and we did enjoy seeing them. I guess I'm just a die-hard Stonehenge fan, so no other ancient rocks will live up to them. However, it's definitely worth a visit, but try to avoid the toilets if you can - they were possibly... More 

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

I took a geography class here this summer for their extra curricular school trip, they learnt a lot and had great fun with a bit of cheeky gymnastics on the stones (please be safe!)

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