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Megalithic Site of Locmariaquer

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Address: Route de Kerlogonan, 56740 Locmariaquer, France
Phone Number: +33 2 97 57 37 59
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This Neolithic site features three large megaliths which have become...

This Neolithic site features three large megaliths which have become symbols of Brittany: the Grand Menhir brisé, the Dolmen de la Table des Marchand and the Tumulus d'Er Grah de Locmariaquer, dating back to between 4700 and 3800 BC. The Grand Menhir Brisé is a huge, broken granite block and is the largest known stele in Europe. The Tumulus d’Er-Grah and the Dolmen de la Table des Marchand provide an exceptional insight into the ancient funeral rites practised in Brittany at the time. A gallery leads to the underground burial chamber and some of the walls have been engraved with hieroglyphics. The tour is an ideal introduction to the architecture and civilisation of the megalithic age, in a stunning natural environment with superb views of the Golfe du Morbihan. Open: > 2nd May to 30th June: from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. > 1st July to 4th September: from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. > 5th September to 30th April: from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5.15 p.m. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. Closed: > 1st January, 1st May and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 5,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups

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We are not specifically archeology geeks but this site with three Neolithic constructions was very interesting. While wandering around the site you are surely impressed and wonder... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 August 2016
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We are not specifically archeology geeks but this site with three Neolithic constructions was very interesting. While wandering around the site you are surely impressed and wonder how these gigantic structures have been constructed thousands of years ago. There is a film available and also leaflet in English which provides the key information about the site.

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Coronado, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Locmariaquer has a fabulous site for megaliths, not to be overlooked while studying the alignments at Carnac.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Small site but interesting and well curated. Very helpful video. Nice complement to Carnac sites. The Table des Marchand dolmen is exceptional.

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Cornwall, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

We really liked this site and considered the entry fee quite reasonable. The video with English track was really helpful as context for the whole area. Something we'd missed in Carnac. Had a nice walk round the surrounding area afterwards, spotting menhirs all over the place. Staff were very friendly.

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

The megalithic site is well signposted and - at least in May - had plently of parking space. Entry costs Euro 5.50 per adult, and is excellent value. Start with the short film explaining the origins of the site and speculating on what it all might mean; the film is in French, but the earphones are also available in English... More 

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Springfield, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

I highly recommend a visit here. Much quieter than Carnanc yet incredibly impressive. Wonderful visitors center and film. Good explanations.

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Ravenna, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

The Grand Menhir Brise, Er-grah and La Table des Marchands all on the site. Do not miss this if you have any interest in the Neolithic. How did they stand up such a big stone? Why was the hole so shallow? The Table des Marchands with markings that join up with those at Gravinis. A wonderful and memorable experience!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

It was open but no one there - every traveller's dream to have a site as stunning as this to oneself. Very swish place entirely different to when we were here in 1988. It has had a complete restoration/make-over. The "table" has now been completely covered in stones as a tumulus. Inside, the end stone is beautifully carved as are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

We loved our visit to this amazing ancient site! We started off with the video which you can hear in English which was very useful and informative. We then explored the site which is an easy walk as they are all in close proximity. The burial mounds are fantastic and the toppled 20 meter monolith is just awesome. Fantastic visit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Really enjoyed this attraction with our three children. Lovely location too. Visitor centre very modern with good interpretation and audio visual display. To walk into a burial chamber was amazing and well illuminated to show the stone age carvings. The site also has a fallen standing stone which would have been 20m tall, incredible.

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