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“What man can acheive with little”

Site des Megalithes de Locmariaque
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Owner description: This Neolithic site features three large megaliths which have become symbols of Brittany: the Grand Menhir brisé, the Dolmen de la Table des Marchand and the Tumulus d'Er Grah de Locmariaquer, dating back to between 4700 and 3800 BC. The Grand Menhir Brisé is a huge, broken granite block and is the largest known stele in Europe. The Tumulus d’Er-Grah and the Dolmen de la Table des Marchand provide an exceptional insight into the ancient funeral rites practised in Brittany at the time. A gallery leads to the underground burial chamber and some of the walls have been engraved with hieroglyphics. The tour is an ideal introduction to the architecture and civilisation of the megalithic age, in a stunning natural environment with superb views of the Golfe du Morbihan. Open:> 2nd May to 30th June: from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.> 1st July to 4th September: from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.> 5th September to 30th April: from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5.15 p.m. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. Closed:> 1st January, 1st May and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 5,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
Porrentruy, Switzerland
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“What man can acheive with little”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

The vastness is just breathtaking. Realising that the stones were moved and placed by man (or maybe aliens...) - just amazing!

Visited August 2012
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Surrey, England
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

An impressive site with an informative film show. Headsets with foreign language translations available. From here it is worth the short drive to visit the Dolmen de Pierres Plats, which is impressively sited on a bleak sandy shore South of the town

Visited May 2013
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Jerusalem, Israel
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“Amazing”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

This site is one of the wonderful sites in the area, of which there are numerous Megaliths. The megaliths in this region should be considered one of the wonders of the world. There is a day pass that allows one to visit most of the ones in the region.

Visited May 2012
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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“Great place”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

If you are intrigued by stones, and the interpretation of what they were all about, then you must come here. There are stone burrows, giant (fragmented) stones, and a view from the roof of the interpretation centre. There is a shop, and toilets. Across the road is a huge carpark.

Visited October 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“Memories from the past”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

I was much more impressed with the megalithic monuments at Locmariaquer than in Carnac.

We first encountered the Mané-Lud tumulus consisting of 22 engraved stones forming a corridor. After this one we entered the Table des Marchands, our favorite. Several stones had engravings on it. One had scrolls, another one had axe and another one had cattle. It was hard to take pictures without any tourists in it though.

Lastly we admired the Grand Menhir Brisé, broken into 4 pieces. Its total weight is impressive: 350 tons. Good luck in lifting that one! Its is also 20 meter long (65 feet). I would really recommend this site to admire Neolithic monuments.

Visited August 2012
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