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Megaliths of Carnac

Carnac, France
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Carnac
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Island of Malta, Malta
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My wife and I have a casual interest in archaeology and so for us a guided tour of the menhirs was unmissable. We had already visited the menhirs at Carnac and the dolmens and other neolithic sites in surrounding towns. The guided tour was the one thing missing from our visits. The lines of megaliths are very visible from the... More

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Perth, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I've wanted to see the megaliths since I was 8 and they didn't disappoint! The stones had a spiritual feel for me, quite comforting to see what humans can do. The site is easy to walk around. We took the bus first so we knew what we wanted to see. There is a little cafe in the middle of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

These stones are amazing. There are hundreds of them lined up in fields spread across about 4 kilometres. It is a beautiful walk,but there is also easy options, like a smaall train from La Trinitie sur Mer, or a bus to Carnac. But if you can, go under your own steam, early before the tourist buses, or near sundown for... More

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Athens, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The ancient standing stones and the occasional capped stones with small burial chambers underneath give a rare glimpse into pre-Stonehenge culture. Climbing down stone steps to the ancient chambers and shining a flashlight onto the chanbers' walls and ceilings revealed ancient carvings of circles and lines. The standing stones are much smaller than Stonehenge, some only 3 or 4 feet... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have been to the megaliths a few times now, this time access was restricted which was a shame, this was done to help stop erosion, in the quieter seasons it is possable to walk the length of the rows in among them. Well worth a visit up there with Stone henge, Love these rocks.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

For us, the megaliths, alignments and dolmens of Carnac region inspired awe and a sense of wonder. Walking among the megaliths, sitting in the dolmens, running your fingers over the artful, grooved images on the stones, it’s easy to feel transported back in time. Your imagination takes over and you’re hauling the stones, participating in the rituals, the prayers, the... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went to see the Megaliths of Carnac (alignements de Carnac in French) in May 2014. Pros: Breathtaking. We'd seen lots of prehistoric sites before (including the Stone Circles of the Orkney Islands, Scotland, and Stonehenge, of course) but we'd never visited anything so huge. Everything is covered by rows and rows of menhirs, they're everywhere you look. It is... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We took the little train trip from the Information Centre and €7.00each it was well worth it. The trip included Carnac, Trinite Sur Mer and a good length of the stones. The spoken guide was in english and french. Good value.

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Saw more standing stones and dolmen in the 2 days we visited the area than we have seen in a lifetime of visiting sites around the UK and Europe. Best local information is in the Tourist Information Office in Carnac. Very helpful English speaking staff.

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Toongabbie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

These fascinating sites are not only of historical importance, but are beautiful as well – there is something very appealing about the regularity yet individuality of the stones. When we visited there were all sorts of flowers in the grass, and sheep grazing, lovely photo ops. No info about the stones on site so read up beforehand and then make... More

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