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 up your own theories! They are fenced so you cannot stand amongst them, but this was pretty unobtrusive (and stops other tourists getting in the middle of your photo!). You can walk right up to Le Geant du Manio though.
We spent around 4 hours walking around two of the sites (Alignments du Menec, Alignments de Kermario) plus Le Geant du Manio. There is a look-out in the midst of the Kermario Alignments, but we preferred the views of Menac, walking along the path on the North side. We are pretty fit but easily distracted, so it might not take others this long.
The tourist office in Carnac has a map with all the important sites – you have to ask for it, but it is free. The map we got only had roads, no walking paths, but we still found it useful for orienting ourselves. There are a few info panels scattered around with maps with walking paths on them anyway. You can also book tours through the tourist office, but English ones don’t run every day so you need to plan ahead (we missed out).
We prefer walking as you have the time to take it all in, but if you wanted to drive there was plenty of free parking at both sites (you have to walk a little bit to get to Le Geant). There is also a little train that goes from the town to the main sites – rug up if you go for this option on a less than perfect day, everyone on it looked frozen!
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