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Megaliths of Carnac

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

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Ummm...fascinating and also a little boring

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
Bristol, UK
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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Drove out to a car park originally to have a picnic but went for a walk around the stones. Worthwhile day out

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Spent half a day here which wasn't enough. Took a trip on the Menhirs tour bus, has audio guide which was very good. Well worth 6 euros.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The megaliths of Carnac are an amazing alignment of row after row of Granite stones of varying sizes and stretch for kilometers, This prehistoric site is a wonder to behold, yet its true purpose is still subject of much discussion amongst archaeologists and other academics. We were there in early September, took the Tourist Train which takes you around the... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I had to see this impressive alignment and it was breathtaking! Row upon row of Granite monoliths, fields of them spreading as far as the eye can see. Spectacular! You cannot come to Carnac without seeing this fantastic ancient site!

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The Carnac stones are an exceptionally dense collection of megalithic sites around the French village of Carnac, in Brittany, consisting of more than 3,000 prehistoric standing stones and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany. They are the largest such collection in the world, however their purpose has never been discovered.

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