Megaliths of Carnac

Megaliths of Carnac

Megaliths of Carnac
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Ancient Ruins • Mysterious Sites
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Reispepe
Middelburg, The Netherlands411 contributions
back in time
Sep 2020
Walking on a beautifully landscaped path along the prehistoric stones, so many stones, as far as you can see! There is a long walking route along all prehistoric elements. Do it!
Written October 3, 2020
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Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium2,466 contributions
Only really interesting for a few people
Sep 2020
Let's face it, most people nowadays only stop here because they want to take a selfie with some stones behind their back. I liked it for 15 minutes or so.
Written September 20, 2020
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Jeff F
Harpenden, England, United Kingdom232 contributions
Amazing spectacle
Aug 2020
If you are visiting this region of France make sure you don't miss the megaliths of Carnac. There are literally hundred of standing stones.
Written August 23, 2020
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werdlerswereld
Amsterdam, The Netherlands888 contributions
absolutely a must see
Jul 2020
mysterious and hard to find true explanations for it origins, these monuments are wworth the vit. Maybe involve a guide, or get a book on itss history and possible explanations. Only too bad (weird) that the visitor center closes for a few hours in the afternoon.
Written August 4, 2020
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doonfooty
Toronto, Canada111 contributions
Could be better
Jul 2019 • Couples
Well, yes. Lot of stones lined up by ancient peoples. Beyond that, nothing. No sign that someone might be curious and try to decode what this is all about. The museum in Carnac gives some information in a scholastic way but remains an amateur affair. Compared to the insight and scholarship around Stonehenge it appears to me that Carnac has a way to go. There is one giant megalith alone in the forest behind that is worth the hike to see a solitary mystery.
Written March 7, 2020
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Celia T
Compton Dundon, UK21 contributions
A must see
Feb 2020 • Friends
I have wanted to see the Megaliths for a long time and I wasnt disappointed. It is good that you can walk amongst them still unlike Stonehenge. The history of the attempts to preserve them was interesting, so nearly spoiled altogether by recent roads. However they are very accessible. Best to visit out of peak season to get the best views and photos.
Written March 6, 2020
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Marcel C
France21 contributions
Worth the detour
Nov 2019 • Couples
There is a richness of prehistoric line ups of stones (menhirs) and the dolmens that is incomparable to anything we have ever seen!
Written November 11, 2019
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Fred G
Milton, Canada497 contributions
Celebrated local must see
Sep 2019
Our group of travellers from Canada visited this interesting site in Carnac which means heaps of stones. This is the largest megalithic complex, of standing stones, of its kind in the world. There are 4000 stones on 4 kilometres of land. They appear in straight rows going NE to SW, there are eleven lines . These are older than the pyramids and date back to between 2000 and 5000 BC.
No one knows quite how they got there. There’s all sorts of legends but really the one thing we know for sure is we don’t know how they got there. Also there is a dolmen there, this means a table of stone. They do know for a fact that these were used as death chambers. If a dolmen is covered by stones it is called a cairn. Interesting place to visit-definitely worth seeing if you are in the area.
Written November 9, 2019
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Dave P
22 contributions
amazing
Aug 2019
amazing site, certainly sets your and your companions heads to thinking what on earth went on here. Very informative and interesting ,
Written October 2, 2019
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514bg
Aarhus, Denmark41 contributions
A must see
Sep 2019 • Friends
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.
Written September 19, 2019
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