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Megaliths of Carnac

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Address: Carnac, France
Phone Number: 0297528999

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I wonder what they were for????

Interesting viewing though not a lot of information, the visitor centre is mainly a shop. They cover a lot of area and some of them are quite big. We were there in April so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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Paris, France
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Nothing glamorous , old prehistoric stone alignments. But if you let yourself think about what it took to create them, to imagine why some of our ancestors put so much effort in creating them... You can only be in awe. All of this near the beautiful southern Brittany coast. Rent a bike and take your time, you won't regret it.

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Interesting viewing though not a lot of information, the visitor centre is mainly a shop. They cover a lot of area and some of them are quite big. We were there in April so unfortunately were unable to get amougest them. They are open in the more summer months.

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Westbrook, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The gorse in full bloom formed a beautiful golden carpet at the feet of the megaliths. Quite a scene lit up by the warms rays of sunset !

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Lethbridge, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is huge. It not only covers multiple kilometres but extends kilometre after kilometre as combined rows of megaliths. It is much more impressive than you might perceive from a guide. However, there are not a lot of descriptors on site.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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27 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Interesting that the locals haven't overcooked the promotion of these several VERY large sites, or even the signage to find them. While it's a shame one cant get amongst them unguided, the reasons are clear, and I think a good balance has been struck. There are lots of good vantage points around the perimeter whence you can see the magnitude... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Bring your walking shoes along for this one as the aliments just keep on going. The megaliths are indeed mega and should not be missed. Look out for the houses and modern infrastructure which weaves its way through the rocks - quite the contrast! See here for more info and photos: http://peak-exposure.com/adventures/2013/8/17/normandy-and-brittany

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Stourport on Severn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The seemingly endless rows of standing stones are quite simply overwhelming. Although fenced and the gates are shut, you can book guided tours (one day a week also in English). We did, and it was well worth it. We stayed at the campsite literallly within 50 yards of the stones, and had hired bycicles for the duration of our stay,... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

An impressive display of megaliths which, previous to my visit, I had heard very little about. I was very happy with the amount and quality of information on offer. Possibly difficult to stretch this out for more than an hour or two (especially with children).

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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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