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Megaliths of Carnac

Carnac, France
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Carnac
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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L'Escala, Spain
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Brittany was a treasure trove of little known sights and delights. Carnac is the biggest and best known, but there are many beautiful and ancient things to see

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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

these are some of the strangest historic monuments I have ever seen . they make little or no sense as there are rows upon rows of these stone large and small standing vertically in fields all over this area . but they are must see if visiting even if its just for the photos

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This was my second visit to the Carnac megaliths but the previous visit was 15 years ago and I found that my memory of the place as dramatic and fascinating differed somewhat from reality. I don't know whether it's me that has changed - presumably the ancient stones haven't.... Don't get me wrong - it is definitely worth a visit,... More

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Oberrieden, Switzerland
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

it's impressiv, to say the least. remember obelix, he'd be proud to see his stone garden... join one of the offial guided tours, only way to really get close to the stones. best walk or bike.

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Older than the pyramids -- these are a unique site in Europe that link all the pre-Celtic peoples of Europe's Atlantic coast (in Cornwall, Ireland, Brittanny and Galicia) and worth a wonder round and guided tour if you have the time.

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We tied this trip in with a visit to Carnac Beach, as they are only up the road, nice place to visit the area in general is lovely, the stones remind you of stone henge, and there are a few to look at. The beach area was good, and plenty of places to eat at around the town area.

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Moscow, Russia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
46 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The complex of the stones around Carnac is huge. I've never seen such a huge complex anywhere, even though I'm into standing stones and I have seen quite a few. But that's where the good things finish. All the alignments that are close to Carnac are ring fenced, so you are not allowed to walk between the stones. This feels... More

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

a several years ago you could walk through the stones, now during the high season this is not possible, only if you pay an entrance. But you can see them well from "outside". It is really impressive how many stones are aligned. They could add some explanation to understand the sense of these megaliths. You find informations in the museum... More

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Darien, Connecticut
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251 reviews 251 reviews
63 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We're definitely into cairns and strange man-made stone structures. But this one was disappointing. Fields of upright stones, little signage or explanation... a bit disappointing.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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92 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This really is a vast site covering many acres. Worth visiting the local museum first which isn't free and ask for the English guide. The stones and associated burial grounds cover a huge area and it is best to as the Museum guide for help re which bits to see. The town is choked with traffic which is a shame... More

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