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Megaliths of Carnac

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

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Carnac is noted because of the 3000 monolithic sones, from 1 to 3 metres high, many with some carvings. They are in straight lines, and are supposed to predate Stonehenge. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2015
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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Vancouver, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traveled all the way from Lower Normandy to see the megaliths and was disappointed as it was not clear how one could gain entrance. The area that we were in was fenced off and only later did we realise that we need to purchase tickets at a designated site. Additionally, it seemed like there were limited tours in English. It... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Worth a visit? Yes, I'm glad I went Would I go again? No, probably not The majority of the Stones are fenced off and there are only few stones that you can wander around. I suppose that the stones have to be protected from people's stupidity but it's still shame never the less

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Dalry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Best enjoyed on a sunny day. Put your walking shoes on as the round trip if you so wish takes up to 8kms from one end to the other. There are a few car parks along the way though for those with reduced mobility or pressed with time. Plan this visit ahead if you can as some of the points... More 

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Warwick, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Yes, there were lines and lines of large rocks. I felt like I was in an old cemetery. A long way to travel across numerous French highways for megalithic variant rocks. Crossed another item off the bucket list.....

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Thank Shell C
Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Visited the site in November, in contrast to the summer time there's many open gates, so that you can get between the stones, even without doing a guided tour. At the interpretation center and several gates there's a map, which states which parts of the allignment are currently open to public and which are closed (for the vegetation to recover),... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Arrived at dusk, thought it was a "must see". Not very impressive, just a bunch of rocks aligned together behind a fence. Village people are rude both physically and verbal. If one is going to live there, then be used to onlookers... Not recommended. Plenty of other fascinating sites to see with better people.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Carnac is noted because of the 3000 monolithic sones, from 1 to 3 metres high, many with some carvings. They are in straight lines, and are supposed to predate Stonehenge. We stopped by some and followed a lotto train round others leading to a massive tumulus '5700BC').

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Prehistoric megaliths was the reason why we decided to go to Carnac. We came to megaliths very late, just before sunset, so we didn’t even dare to get inside, because all guidebooks say that Alignements could be visited by guided tours only. To our surprise, the gate was wide open and we saw another people rambling among the stones. So... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

I was really looking forward to seeing the Carnac rocks and it did not dissappoint. Sooo many rocks, i did not expected so many! I wonder exactly how or why they all came to be in this area. Some are even in back gardens and there are some houses surrounded by them. We did not go in but it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

This really is an awe inspiring experience getting to walk around this ancient site. The most fantastic Neolithic site I have ever visited. The sheer scale and number of stones is mind blowing. The first section near the visitor centre is slightly underwhelming and all fenced off so make sure you drive along (or walk) to some of the sites... More 

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