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Megaliths of Carnac

Megalithische Anlagen von Carnac | Lieu dit Le Ménec, 56343 Carnac, France
+33 2 97 52 89 99
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Must visit

It's a must if you're near (we came from Nantes while on a road trip) even if the alignements are... read more

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Thorrgal
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Barcelona, Spain
An absolute must

An absolute must, not to be missed and it will stay in your memory for a long time,walk around and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Honor W
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Darwen, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent42%
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4 weeks ago
“Interesting visit”
6 Apr 2017
“Neolithic wonderment.”
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Megalithische Anlagen von Carnac | Lieu dit Le Ménec, 56343 Carnac, France
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Reviewed yesterday

It's a must if you're near (we came from Nantes while on a road trip) even if the alignements are fenced, as they were when we went (they remain fenced from april until October, opened from november until march). You can also go to Locmariaquer...More

Thank Thorrgal
Reviewed 3 days ago

An absolute must, not to be missed and it will stay in your memory for a long time,walk around and wonder at the sizes and shapes

Thank Honor W
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Thank Peter v
Reviewed 1 week ago 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...More

Thank Jamesinflorida
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
Reviewed 2 weeks 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...More

Thank Billy B
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...More

Thank 654GregP654
Reviewed 3 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
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...More

Thank vdempsey
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...More

Thank all_I_want4xmas
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Rosemary
Can you tell me more about the train you mentioned? We will have a hire car but I would like to have a tour or know more about the stones. Thank you, Rosemary
28 May 2017|
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Response from meliau56 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Rosemary! Well, to have a lovely tour around the standing stones I will definitely advise you the tour by train. First because it is exhaustive and you will see the alignments from close range. Then because the... More
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chriskour
Hello to all. I am visiting with my wife and son the area in August. From the websites and reviews I read, it seems to me that walking among the megaliths is prohibited, whereas walking around them is allowed in designated pathways. Is that right? Is it worth it to have the 1-hour tour guide? would it let us walk among them? My son would LOVE to do that. Also, is it that only via a guided tour you get to walk even around them otherwise you are not allowed to enter the area and juste them from the road? I also came across the petit train that circles the area. Is it worth it? Should we combine it with the tour guide or our independent walk? Finally, where do you have to go to get to see the truly big megaliths? I read there are some in nearby forests but where? I appreciate the feedback in advance.
8 July 2016|
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Response from Nathan C | Reviewed this property |
You cannot walk amongst the stones and the tours were popular while I was there, however, we didn't do a tour. There is a tower opposite the grande meterie that you can clime for a good view. The article on Wikipedia is... More
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Goldie911
I'm planning a visit in early September and would like a guide. Perhaps with a bit of metaphysical or Celtic interpretation. Debbie
28 December 2015|
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Response from VMB2010 | Reviewed this property |
I made the visit through a British travel agency Andante Travels having as a guide a Professor of Archeology. A rewarding experience.
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