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Megaliths of Carnac

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This is what Carnac is famous for

It’s worth going to the visitors centre. The entrance is free and there is a documentary shown with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Polymer04
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London, United Kingdom
short walk through the trees

It was a rainy day but we decided to get out of the car to see the "Giant". The walk is short and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ester T
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Fano, Italy
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Megalithische Anlagen von Carnac | Lieu dit Le Ménec, 56343 Carnac, France
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Reviewed today via mobile

If You like a good walk, you Can walk the 4 km to see all the Stones. If not, there is a small Train, that takes You on a roundtrip for about 50 minutes, where You also visit the Seaside, and get lot of information.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 514bg
Reviewed 5 days ago

It’s worth going to the visitors centre. The entrance is free and there is a documentary shown with translation in English. There are some stones where one can touch, most of them are cut off from visitors.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Polymer04
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, do visit. The centre is free and the megaliths are amazing. The tours are regular but not frequent in English. Find out the times and plan accordingly. The review is focused on how the experience could be enhanced, especially considering you cannot walk around...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AlarmingGoose
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since I was a child I wanted to visit Carnac to visit the Megaliths. 2019 in summer we had the time to spend three weeks in the Bretagne and of course visited the Megaliths. I was unbelievable disappointed. You cannot go near the Megaliths anymore...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank Patricia J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a rainy day but we decided to get out of the car to see the "Giant". The walk is short and the visit takes a few minutes. Perhaps with an experienced guide it would be more exciting.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am truly in awe of what i saw, nothing can compare to the sheer scale of this. Who? and what ? But no Why? And the chances are there will never be an answer. Just awesome.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just perfect for a Family afternoon with nice walk in the forest and along the “Menhirs”. Could feel the history while enjoying nice stories on the origin of these stones. Definitely worth the detour.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Alnatiro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These standing stone are amazing and one wonders about the work involved in bringing them there. Really curious.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank perle369
Reviewed August 14, 2019

I'm a self-confessed ancient history freak but this was my first time at Carnac. Viewed on foot and on the mini road train. Totally amazing, do a bit of reading first so you understand what you are lokking at.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Pursuitman
Reviewed July 29, 2019

The key to understanding the megaliths is a visit to the on-site visitor center. This will not take up much time and is well worth it because it aids in enhancing the sense of awe that you feel from looking at the megaliths themselves. There...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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albany6660
July 27, 2017|
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Response from Willy B | Reviewed this property |
It is true you have to pay to walk among the stone. You can see them from the parking lot also (for free). There are guided walking tours about every 20 minutes, I would think they are in English on request. When I was there... More
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albany6660
July 27, 2017|
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Response from ovemadsen | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is true that everything has been fenced off. Probably necessary in order to protect the vegetation. So you cannot actually touch the menhirs. But when you walk along the fences, you can see everything, the alignments... More
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Rosemary
May 28, 2017|
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Response from meliau56 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Rosemary! Well, to have a lovely tour around the standing stones I will definitely advise you the tour by train. First because it is exhaustive and you will see the alignments from close range. Then because the... More
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