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Gavrinis Island

France
+33 2 97 57 19 38
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Don't miss seeing this if you like Neolithic Art

One has to get a reservation to take the little boat ride to the island to see the most spectacular... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
vdempsey
,
Quincy, IL
via mobile
Useless organisation

I'm sure that the Cairn is well worth the trip but it appears impossible to buy tickets on-line... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
Jon63
,
UK
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This scenic island is popular for its breathtaking natural beauty as well as its many prehistoric ruins.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
5 May 2017
“Don't miss seeing this if you like Neolithic Art”
8 Jul 2016
“Visit to Gavrinis by public transport”
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

One has to get a reservation to take the little boat ride to the island to see the most spectacular engravings we have seen outside of Newgrange in Ireland. Only about 8 people can crowd into the tomb at one time. The guide only spoke...More

1  Thank vdempsey
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I'm sure that the Cairn is well worth the trip but it appears impossible to buy tickets on-line. Which means that you have to drive there. That took us an hour at the end of which we were greeted by 'we're full today and then...More

Thank Jon63
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

I really wanted to visit the cairn is it is pretty unique in its decorations. Not being able to drive made getting there a bit complicated, as the public transport to Larmor Baden, from where the visit starts, is very irregular. I was staying in...More

2  Thank Marieke F
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Had a great visit to Gavrinis which cost €44 for two people. The tickets enabled us to get half price I to any of three other sites in morbihan. The booking was simple with no language barrier. You need to book in advance, I drove...More

2  Thank Spandorexxa
Reviewed 12 March 2016

To get to Gavrinis Island you need to go to Larmour Baden where you catch the boat. We were early so we bought some lunch at a small store and ate whilst we waited for the office to open which it did at 13.30. We...More

5  Thank Trish M
Reviewed 2 October 2015

We are on Gavrinis Island, looking at a cairn that was built at least 4000 years BC and it has around 28 slabs fully covered with wonderfull engravings. The only problem is they do not let you take any picture inside, but just looking at...More

4  Thank Carolina B
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Others have done a nice job of explaining what you see and there are several good websites that can provide more information. TripAdvisor does not permit me to post them, but they are not that hard to find. I suggest you do your own homework...More

2  Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed 16 August 2015

In a region rich in menhirs and dolmens, if you want to visit only one site, this is it! It is a passage dolmen covered by a cairn located on an island. The passage is quite long over 13 meters (45 ft). What makes Gavrinis...More

3  Thank FSYMP
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We took the tour on a Friday afternoon in August, having booked in advance. (Those who hadn't were disappointed.) It's tricky to park near the port so be prepared to spend time finding a parking place further away at a busy time of year. The...More

4  Thank jotomalin
Reviewed 15 June 2015

Although it's years ago I went there, I am still impressed with this cairn. The boat ride to the island is wonderful in the summer and once you arrive, you're steeped in history. It's rare to find a place that is this well-preserved. The rich...More

Thank Lschelli
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Susan P
What is the phone number to reserve a place or can you book on line?
22 September 2015|
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Response from Laurence V | Reviewed this property |
le passeur des iles on line reservation easy and speed... exemple : september 20, 2016 2 people. crossing and guided tour = 46€
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