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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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Book, Look, and Ride the Train !

These 6000 year old stones are amazing due to there sheer volume. A tour is available, every couple of hours if you speak French, and every other day in other languages. Pre book... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

These 6000 year old stones are amazing due to there sheer volume. A tour is available, every couple of hours if you speak French, and every other day in other languages. Pre book to walk around the restricted access stones and sites. Tours are also available for people with disabilities. These standing stones actually cover 3 different sites, at Menec,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The standing stones of Carnac were not what I expected. This is not Stonehenge, there are hundreds of stones spread over a site of 4 km distance, in various different arrangements. Its impressive. We visited in August and it was very busy. My main criticism is that you can only enter the sites in peak season with a guided tour... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

After a trip of megaliths around Spain and Portugal over the past month I was saddened to arrive here and see these fields of standing stones fenced off, reminder to oneself, do not come back to the Carnac complex, there are lots of worthwhile dolmens to see within 20km of here

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Rijeka, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

You should do some research and come prepared to this amazing site. Otherwise you can be a bit disapointed because there is very little information about its history and importance at the site itself. It is pity because it is breathtaking to be on such a place.

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County Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The scale and extent of the site is breath taking. Very accessible. You can walk around and touch the history.

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Chester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Just amazing that these great big pieces of rock are placed in lines before JCB's and other heavy plant. Good look outs, free really worth visiting!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Probably not a good idea to come here in summer - better to come November to March when you can move amongst the stones. The tourist centre was a but rudimentary and was more interested in selling merchandise than informing visitors. Took a trip round the area as well as stones which probably gives you as good a view as... More 

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Palm Desert, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We had the advantage of visiting with local friends, which helped immensely to understand what we were seeing. This installation dates to AT LEAST 3300 B.C. so if you have no appreciation for that you should tour elsewhere. There was little explanation provided and we understand the management of this incredible site is still under development. Someday it will be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Fascinating and very accessible, but my major issue was the lack of information. Unless you went to the visitor centre and brought a guide, or paid for a guided tour I found very little in terms of information signs in any language. You can't walk in amongst the stones so are limited to walking along the road at the side,... More 

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Mt Prospect, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

But you need to do some homework before coming. Tours in English are offered only 5-6 times a year and only in the Summer. Most of the site is fenced and can be accessed only as part of a tour. However during the slow months which start usually October 1st the gates are open and you can roam freely through... More 

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