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Megaliths of Carnac

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Address: Carnac, France
Phone Number: 0297528999
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Carnac is noted because of the 3000 monolithic sones, from 1 to 3 metres high, many with some carvings. They are in straight lines, and are supposed to predate Stonehenge. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited the site in November, in contrast to the summer time there's many open gates, so that you can get between the stones, even without doing a guided tour. At the interpretation center and several gates there's a map, which states which parts of the allignment are currently open to public and which are closed (for the vegetation to recover),... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at dusk, thought it was a "must see". Not very impressive, just a bunch of rocks aligned together behind a fence. Village people are rude both physically and verbal. If one is going to live there, then be used to onlookers... Not recommended. Plenty of other fascinating sites to see with better people.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Carnac is noted because of the 3000 monolithic sones, from 1 to 3 metres high, many with some carvings. They are in straight lines, and are supposed to predate Stonehenge. We stopped by some and followed a lotto train round others leading to a massive tumulus '5700BC').

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prehistoric megaliths was the reason why we decided to go to Carnac. We came to megaliths very late, just before sunset, so we didn’t even dare to get inside, because all guidebooks say that Alignements could be visited by guided tours only. To our surprise, the gate was wide open and we saw another people rambling among the stones. So... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was really looking forward to seeing the Carnac rocks and it did not dissappoint. Sooo many rocks, i did not expected so many! I wonder exactly how or why they all came to be in this area. Some are even in back gardens and there are some houses surrounded by them. We did not go in but it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This really is an awe inspiring experience getting to walk around this ancient site. The most fantastic Neolithic site I have ever visited. The sheer scale and number of stones is mind blowing. The first section near the visitor centre is slightly underwhelming and all fenced off so make sure you drive along (or walk) to some of the sites... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Fabulous, great walking ...well kept, not to busy, we were lucky enough to be able to walk amongst these ancient stones- watch kids/ family play together. I took a lunch spent the day wandering..really lovely! Made a restful day.

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Boulder Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Hang out with these lines of stones from 7,000 years ago to wonder who put them there and why! At the very least, they seem to mark the dolmens, which were burial sites for important personages of the time. The rest is mystery. Larousse translates the word "insolite" (from the brochure) as "unusual, bizarre." A warning: this site has been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Only problem was that Merlin wasn't here!!!!!! Fascinating and want to come back to explore more of the arwa - didn't allow enough time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

They are an amazing site standing like sentinels for such a broad span apparently appearing from nowhere! The children were fascinated by them. We had to visit everyday as they were outside our campsite

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