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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, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural

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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Don't miss the Museum and Welcome Center in Carnac for maps and history of the discovery and digs. Then set out on foot to explore the fascinating landscape with rows of standing stones as far as the eye can see. Walk among the stones. Touch and feel the historic markers of a civilization that raises more questions than answers.

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New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

On a grey day, we were surprised at how evocative these fields of rocks really are. The landscape is unexpected and thrilling.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

the attraction is well preserved good information centre easy parking Easily accessible by car bike or beach train Worth spending an hour i or so

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The sheer number and scale of the megaliths in the Carnac alignment is truly astounding. The dolmen are equally impressive. The stones raise a number of unanswered questions : Why were they built? Who by? How were they built? The stones continue to mystify and intrigue long after your visit is over.

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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is an absolutely amazing display of megaliths. How did they get there and why are they there??? We were able to walk among them. Thought of Carnac the Magnificient (Johnny Carson).

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Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Go on day du Patremony, that is open historic Sites, tours and real access to the site. Good shoes are recommended, give up on trying to get this site onto a camera, buy a book, as all these stones are 3000 together, no angle will fit.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Very old blocks and wonderful colors of trees in the fall. Everything was very close to our hotel. Very pleasant walking and hiking. Very few cars on the back roads.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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54 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

You cannot walk around the stones and guided tours were thin on the ground in September. As a result we never fully appreciated the sites as we had only gleaned our knowledge off the internet. One word of advice... climb the old windmill viewpoint. It's the only place you get to appreciate the alignments.

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Southampton UK
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38 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Quite overwhelming. When you first see the stones it actually takes a while to take in just how many there are and how big an area they cover. Oct to March you can get close to them but in high season the gates to the fenced off area are kept firmly shut.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The site of the neolithic stones known as the Carnac alignments are located in Carnac, Britttany, France on the coast, just outside the village. The site consists mainly of kilometers of seven or eight rows of stones placed at intervals before and after each other and about 20 feet from the next row. The stones vary in size and height... More 

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