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Site des Megalithes de Locmariaque

Route de Kerlogonan, 56740 Locmariaquer, France
+33 2 97 57 37 59
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When you are in the Locmariaquer, you have to go and visit the Site des Megalithes. Don't miss the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Corinna K
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Gauting, Germany
From 4700 BC, 2000 years before the Egyptian pyramids!

A small site but well presented, made even better by the excellent introductory film which is a... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
riantecrag
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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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
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Route de Kerlogonan, 56740 Locmariaquer, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you are in the Locmariaquer, you have to go and visit the Site des Megalithes. Don't miss the film in the Museum, it has a lot of information and you better unterstand the site.

Thank Corinna K
Reviewed 29 September 2017

A small site but well presented, made even better by the excellent introductory film which is a must see! For once a very good English soundtrack and some excellent graphics bring the whole subject nicely to life. Not a long visit, 45 minutes should cover...More

Thank riantecrag
Reviewed 21 September 2017

It's nice to know that there are still some things on this earth that we don't understand, like how this rock was moved from one place to another, over land and sea, and how such an intelligent country voted for such a narcissistic simpleton as...More

Thank Happilygreydave
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

The site is a reconstruction on what it may have looked like thousands of years ago. 25 years ago all that existed was a fabulous looking dolmen, then in the 1990s, this dolmen has been filled in and covered with blocks of stone and even...More

Thank OldRupert
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Locmariaque is an interesting place on its own with pleasant restaurants overlooking the boats in the harbor but this site of megaliths is a winner. We paid an admission of 8 Euros which included an explanatory movie (complete with headphones in ones own language). Don't...More

Thank Feenixwest
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This site is quite impressive. It costs 6 euro's to go in. There is an information centre that shows a film (headset translates into English), the film is quite informative. The megaliths on the site are impressive and I found is intriguing as to how...More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We came here from Nantes and after visiting Carnac. It's perfect to complement the Carnac visit, specially the video they show

Thank Thorrgal
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

This is a short ride from Carnac and well worth the drive to see the largest menhir (albeit broken now into 4 pieces) and a wonderful passage grave. You can get up close and personal with the engravings in the tomb which is indirectly lit...More

Thank vdempsey
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

On face value looking at rocks on the ground may seem rather banal. However, seeing the history behind the area puts it all in focus. The movie shown before you visit is a must and gives you the necessary background to enjoy walking the site....More

Thank Johns1951
Reviewed 15 March 2017

After visiting the Carnac alignments, we decided to see what was at Locmariaquer. This one is a National French Monument site so there is always an entrance fee and is more protected. We were the only ones there. The fairly steep fee probably keeps a...More

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