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This scenic island is popular for its breathtaking natural beauty as...

This scenic island is popular for its breathtaking natural beauty as well as its many prehistoric ruins.

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Amazing that this has been built over 4000 years B.C.

We are on Gavrinis Island, looking at a cairn that was built at least 4000 years BC and it has around 28 slabs fully covered with wonderfull engravings. The only problem is they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
Carolina B
Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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178 reviews
103 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We are on Gavrinis Island, looking at a cairn that was built at least 4000 years BC and it has around 28 slabs fully covered with wonderfull engravings. The only problem is they do not let you take any picture inside, but just looking at it is really wonderfull. We love archaeology, we have visited several sites in Northern Africa,... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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203 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Others have done a nice job of explaining what you see and there are several good websites that can provide more information. TripAdvisor does not permit me to post them, but they are not that hard to find. I suggest you do your own homework before you go because the tour is all in English. There are about a dozen... More 

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Mt Prospect, IL
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132 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

In a region rich in menhirs and dolmens, if you want to visit only one site, this is it! It is a passage dolmen covered by a cairn located on an island. The passage is quite long over 13 meters (45 ft). What makes Gavrinis unique are the 23 standing stones that are etched with art. These stones line both... More 

2 Thank FSYMP
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We took the tour on a Friday afternoon in August, having booked in advance. (Those who hadn't were disappointed.) It's tricky to park near the port so be prepared to spend time finding a parking place further away at a busy time of year. The boat trip itself is pleasant, with a brief commentary though this can be hard to... More 

2 Thank jotomalin
Teralfene, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Although it's years ago I went there, I am still impressed with this cairn. The boat ride to the island is wonderful in the summer and once you arrive, you're steeped in history. It's rare to find a place that is this well-preserved. The rich internal decorations make Gavrinis one of the major treasuries of European megalithic art.

Thank Lschelli
Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This neolithic cairn is located on a small island. A short boattrip from Larmor Baden takes you there. The cairn is very well preserved/restored ;-) and inside there are many beautiful and interesting carvings. Although our guide had some strange ideas about the neolithic era, i would highly recommend visiting this one of a kind monument!

2 Thank Adelheid D
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Potentially no doubt very interesting but compared to trips to antiquities in Egypt where many foreign languages are allowed for , this was a disappointment.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I and my partner visited cairn on the island at the beginning of July. It was a cloudy day to begin with but as the day went by it cleared out and by the time we board the boat to the island it was scorching hot and sunny. I personally loved every bit of this experience, just to walk inside... More 

1 Thank LondonIva
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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158 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

This was October, so we had to wait until afternoon... 14.30 boat to the island. It was a perfect day, and the crossing took under 30 minutes. The guide was really informative, but friendly and informal. The group was quite small... about 10, and the boat trip very enjoyable in the sunshine. It is a beautiful island, and we climbed... More 

1 Thank COSTGA
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

This cairn is older than the pyramids of Giza and has the archeological significance of the cairns of Orkney or Uluru. Anyone with an interest in the neolithic period would find this site a treasure. A pleasant 10 ferry ride to the island across a sparkling and calm inlet gets you to the island. The tour is guided to protect... More 

7 Thank Linda K

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