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Description: This scenic island is popular for its breathtaking natural beauty as well...
This scenic island is popular for its breathtaking natural beauty as well as its many prehistoric ruins.
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The one Megalithic site to visit!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Mt Prospect, IL
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 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 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

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Teralfene, Belgium
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

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Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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!

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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 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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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 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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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 

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