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Megaliths of Carnac

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Address: Megalithische Anlagen von Carnac, 56343 Carnac, France
Phone Number: 0297528999
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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good to see from little train

good to see from little train which can be caught from Carnac plage yacht club and takes you to La Trinite Sur Mere as well

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

good to see from little train which can be caught from Carnac plage yacht club and takes you to La Trinite Sur Mere as well

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing that they are still standing but still no nearer in knowing why or what for ! We took a tourist train from Carnac around the site - pleasant why to spend an hour.

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Wien
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are very interested in prehistoric sites and have visited many before. Carnac is very special and stands out. Definitely worth visiting. We walked around and visited the other sites nearby. Stop at the creperie in the village to the east of the site. Remains of a stone circle go through the garden and village. On the down side the... More 

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bury
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst these stones are a great curiosity, there is little information or guidebook them. There isn't much to do but look, and at the risk of sounding crass that's it. If you like your archeology then great, but when there's no information at hand. The children needed more visual input

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have to be honest and say I wasn't that keen about visiting the site , it's a pile of stones at the end of the day !! However, they are worth seeing ( my visit was brief), as you do look and wonder why and how ? I don't think a tour and seeing the visitors centre is for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The megaliths are truly amazing. There are not many sites like this anywhere else in the world. If you're into prehistory, then this place is really unmissable. A few caveats about seeing the place. There are a couple of bus tours that offer tours of the site from outside the visitor centre "Maison des Megaliths". They don't go among the... More 

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Cernusco sul Naviglio, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The silence around, the country to travel in to join the site, the magic..... And, arriving to the stones, the feeling of the time stopping all around you. A sensation that will never abandon in my heart.

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Bruges, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice to see, as it is the main attraction of the region. But there are the long rows next to the road, with fences around them, where all the tourists are, and then you have megaliths along walking paths where you can walk between them, alone, in a much nicer setting.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this place with friends from Australia and I was disappointed to see that the town had put fences around the menhirs. We were there 10-15 years ago, and we were able to walk through the fields and there was no visitors centre(which is more like a library/souvenir shop) to spoil the place. There's no propre footpaths around the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

"Dad, do you find these rocks interesting, because I don't." Megan 5. Maybe I'm a failure when it comes to parenting, but I honestly couldn't put a spin on it to try to make it more engaging for her. In the end I had to agree with Megan and we left.

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