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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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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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123 reviews 123 reviews
54 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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L'Escala, Spain
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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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