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Megaliths of Carnac

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Address: Carnac, France

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An impressive display...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Stourport on Severn, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Very old blocks and wonderful colors of trees in the fall. Everything was very close to our hotel. Very pleasant walking and hiking. Very few cars on the back roads.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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54 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

You cannot walk around the stones and guided tours were thin on the ground in September. As a result we never fully appreciated the sites as we had only gleaned our knowledge off the internet. One word of advice... climb the old windmill viewpoint. It's the only place you get to appreciate the alignments.

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