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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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Mysterry on a grand scale

The stones are a remarkable site for anyone who is captivated by mysteries of pre-recorded history. Take the guided tour available from the centre. Our guide was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This site is within walking distance from the city of Carnac. You can also park your car at the site. The site is fenced during high season, so you cannot walk by the megaliths, unless you take a guided tour. Overall, it is not very impressive. You visit if you are in the area, and you definitely do not need... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Undoubtedly a world site and an extraordinary human artefact, but the stones are all fenced off and have little interpretative material with which to make sense of them. Try to go when there are less people than high summer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The stones are a remarkable site for anyone who is captivated by mysteries of pre-recorded history. Take the guided tour available from the centre. Our guide was very knowledgeable and took the time to answer all the questions, to the point where we were kind of hurried out of the site by the next group. The interpretation centre displays are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It's interesting to see those megaliths aligned. You can go by your own and park your car in the different parking places or use the small tourist train which is also giving lots of explanations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The huge number was amazing. They are in long rows that have roads interspersed through them. We found that the best way to see them was by driving along the road and stopping at the pull offs along the way. Be sure to stop at the visitor center and pick up a map.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Friends who live near here took us today to the 'Alignements de Carnac', an incredible site of Megaliths (Menhirs, think of Asterix and Obelix), field after field in long rows and all shapes and sizes. We took the English spoken walking tour of an hour (only Eur 6 p.p.)and that was very well conducted. Not a lot of walking involved,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The sheer number of stones makes this an astonishing site. Go late on a summers evening when you there are no crowds to enjoy the full wonder of the magic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The stones at Carnac are amazing. Apparently the jury is still out as to their purpose, but that is by the by. The stones were erected some 5-6,000 years ago, in straight rows, across several sections. There are literally thousands of them, and there would have been even more had not local people, over the centuries, taken them to build... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

You probably need to be a real megalith nut, or rock fanatic to justify the drive for these. I thought they were interesting, but ultimately not enough to really get me really interested.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

We visited with an 18 month old. Had not done a lot of research as expected to learn about the stones at the site so was disappointed to find there is virtually no signage or explanation. Bus/mini-train/Segway tours seemed to be popular but would have been difficult for us with a toddler. However, we had a pleasant walk around part... More 

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Address: Carnac, France
Phone Number: 0297528999
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Morbihan  >  Carnac

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