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Megaliths of Carnac

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Address: Carnac, France

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Amazing really. Really!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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123 reviews 123 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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29 helpful votes 29 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
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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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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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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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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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