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Cairn of Barnenez

Nr. D 76, 29252 Plouezoc'h, France
+33 2 98 67 24 73
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Far more than just a man-made pile of rock

The cairn actually belongs to the top five of oldest man-made structures in the world and it is... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
Jan S
Expensive for a 1 hour maximum visit

It is a very interesting and unpublicised monument, but it would be difficult to make a visit last... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
ColinBull
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Cornwall, near England
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Situated on the Kernelehen peninsula in the Finistere-Nord region, the Barnenez Cairn is a truly exceptional megalithic site. This large tumulus is, in fact, composed of two adjacent cairns (stone pyramids), dating from 4500 to 3500 BC, known as the...more
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Nr. D 76, 29252 Plouezoc'h, France
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

The cairn actually belongs to the top five of oldest man-made structures in the world and it is very little known. It is far more than just an old man-made pile of rocks. A cairn with built-in dolmens and corbelled vaults, the earliest type of...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

It is a very interesting and unpublicised monument, but it would be difficult to make a visit last an hour and not good value for 6 euro entrance fee

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

That's about all it takes to enjoy this thoroughly interesting Cairn ! We did the 3 Grand Sites Megalithiques in a day after leaving Vannes when I saw the brouchure in the Hotel Lobby , never heard of them and thought "Why Not" ? The...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

We visited on a day from St Malo. It was a long drive, but we were pleased to have made the effort, as the archaeological importance of this site Is second to none.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

A very important site. Situated on a promontory with excellent views. The ticket office has a good timeline display on the wall and also objects in cabinets. Nice little book shop and clean toilets.

Thank Christine G
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

I don't know why this archaeological treasure isn't as well known as Stonehenge. It's about 2,000 years older, and constitutes the largest above-ground burial site of the era in Europe. For history/archaeology buffs, it's a Must-See! Although a bit off the beaten path, once you...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

We paid our 6 euros each expecting to be able to see inside this neolithic structure, however there is only one tunnel open and a couple of the burial chambers exposed by a quarrying operation in the 1950's. The interpretation centre was underwhelming as well....More

Thank Richard F
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

An impressive location. A tumulus built more than 4.000 years ago. Astonishing what humans could build with the former tools. Up to July 1st closed from12.00 to 14.00.

Thank Joachim S
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

There are actually two interlocking cairns on this steep site overlooking the bay of Morlaix. The older was built about 4000 years ago of stone gathered from the site itself whilst the later one drew stones from within a two-kilometre radius of the site. You...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Having an interest in pre-historic sites we visited this after arriving in Brittany via Roscoff. The site itself was closed for lunch when we arrived (12.30 - 2), so we walked round the area and explored the scenery. When it opened we went in. There...More

Thank Geoff S
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