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Megaliths of Carnac

Carnac, France
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Carnac
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

a several years ago you could walk through the stones, now during the high season this is not possible, only if you pay an entrance. But you can see them well from "outside". It is really impressive how many stones are aligned. They could add some explanation to understand the sense of these megaliths. You find informations in the museum... More

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Darien, Connecticut
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63 attraction reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We're definitely into cairns and strange man-made stone structures. But this one was disappointing. Fields of upright stones, little signage or explanation... a bit disappointing.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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152 reviews 152 reviews
82 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This really is a vast site covering many acres. Worth visiting the local museum first which isn't free and ask for the English guide. The stones and associated burial grounds cover a huge area and it is best to as the Museum guide for help re which bits to see. The town is choked with traffic which is a shame... More

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Kings Lynn
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A really beautiful area of Brittany, the Standing Stones seem to be a mystery, they are fasinateing, but its the area that we loved, staying at the Eurocamp, with wonderful facillities, very child (and adult ) friendly, lots of great beaches, ports, and resturants, a really laid back relaxing place. Would visit again, and again.

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Incredible sight, a marvel, but unlikely to stimulate young children (would recommend the train tour if you have little ones).

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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70 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Difficult to review because how can hundreds of neolithic monuments be anything but truly awesome.. And yet.......the popularity, the tacky shop and the fencing somehow takes it to,a more human level.it is hard to take in the individual stones , which is possible at a single site.As a regular neolithic stone hunter, Carnac was a must see but a drive... More

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287 reviews 287 reviews
68 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The stones are interesting to see. It looks like (and to my mind probably was) a pre-historic graveyard with stone markers. The areas are fenced in and you walk around them. You park right by there for free and walk a big circle around the field. But that's it. After 30 mins you've seen it.

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Very interesting. It was quite amazing. Mind blowing how did it happen? Went to Carnac on a beautiful day and walked around the Megaliths for awhile.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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