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Gavrinis Island

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Ranked #125 of 544 Attractions in Brittany
Type: Islands
Description: This scenic island is popular for its breathtaking natural beauty as well as its many prehistoric ruins.
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Ghent, Belgium
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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301 reviews 301 reviews
157 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
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
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 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

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