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Megaliths of Carnac

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Address: Megalithische Anlagen von Carnac | Lieu dit Le Ménec, 56343 Carnac, France
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+33 2 97 52 89 99
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Interesting visit

Though not as magnificent as stone henge, they are interesting.do try to get a guided tour otherwise it's hard to understand the meaning behind the random looking stones. Also... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Merstham, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The scope of these 6000 year-old standing stones is truly amazing. We walked the full 4km length of the various alignements from Menec to Kerlescan, as well as the Geant du Manio. If you are up to it, the walk really helps to comprehend to scale of these.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

In France they are called alignments and man, there are a bunch! Our drive was pleasant down from Vannes and the way was clearly marked. They have a large parking area on the eastern side of this particular field which was HUGE! It was simply not practical to walk it so we drove around it , snapped pictures and proceeded... More 

Thank Jamesinflorida
Province of Cadiz, Spain
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend the open top bus tour. There´s a lot of walking involved so this gives you a great overview.

Thank fiona s
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8 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These are most impressive and stretch for some distance. I was staying in Carnac which is very close by so I walked to the nearest site. The day was good and I thoroughly enjoyed the visit. I walked the length of the "alignements" and came back past the tumulus St Michel. I would recommend a visit to the Musee de... More 

Thank Billy B
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stretching for 4 kilometres, this is probably the most important prehistoric site in Europe. Although you can only walk among the stones if you are in a guided group, you can walk along the fenced areas of the main groups. How could man align thousands of huge stones of such size. Theories abound, but the charm is that no one... More 

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit, just to be amazed how the stones got there. Even if the weathers not good worth a visit.

Thank Ness W
Quincy, IL
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For the man who said his son commented "oh just some rocks " I am sorry. We were just blown away by the magnitude of the alignments. Thousands of stones in rows that have been erected over the course of 6000 to 1000 BC. We were there early morning and did not try to find an English guide so there... More 

Thank vdempsey
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With a young family it was difficult to get much out of this wondrous occurence. There was no apparent focal point near the sites that could inform the casual tourist. That said the walk through the forest to a stand alone gigantic stone is very pleasant.

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Singapore, Singapore
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203 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Though not as magnificent as stone henge, they are interesting.do try to get a guided tour otherwise it's hard to understand the meaning behind the random looking stones. Also they are spread out over a few km. You will need to drive or try the little train. Though not the trains cover more than just the megaliths but also go... More 

Thank Chocochu
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

There are megaliths all over the place around 1100 in a relatively small place. Great for historical interest and at certain times you can enter the fields and get up close to them. Free parking. Downside... My teenage son said "Oh a bunch of rocks". Unless you're a geologist, it is a short visit.

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