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Megaliths of Carnac

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I have wanted to visit Carnac for a long time but for some reason it left me wanting. The stones... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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I’d never heard of this phenomena until I visited the area With my family on holiday this year I... read more

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Megalithische Anlagen von Carnac | Lieu dit Le Ménec, 56343 Carnac, France
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All reviews standing stones guided tour sheer number tourist train there are so many amazing site awe inspiring information centre high season fenced off main sites car park ancient history free parking definitely worth a visit huge stones walk around
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Thousands of huge stones aligned since before the neolithic. A mystery on how and why and a feat of technology/human ingenuity. Start at “La maison du Neolithique” (tiny museum) for maps and museum shop. Great hike around the fields of stone (over an hour). There...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have wanted to visit Carnac for a long time but for some reason it left me wanting. The stones are definitely impressive but perhaps it is hard to appreciate the alignments from the ground. Some sort of high platform situated overlooking part of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would be criminal to stay near Carnac and not see the alignments. If you can’t walk much like my mum I highly recommend the little train. It will take you all along the coast and finish the tour with a great view of the 3...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’d never heard of this phenomena until I visited the area With my family on holiday this year I thought it was really amazing how early man managed to get the structures in the place without any technology or mechanical devices. They are spread out...More

Thank Kjkeat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is a must-see if you're interested in archaeology. We have visited most of the major (and minor) megalithic sites in the UK so made a detour here on the drive back from Spain. Nothing beats the initial thrill of seeing the Alignments for...More

Thank sham63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed our time with the stones but we were really glad we went to the museum in the town of Carnac first to get the history and significance of these ancient monuments. Be sure to go see the tumulus across the...More

Thank tapooketer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Carnac is a small town on the western side of Morbihan Bay. It is most noted for the “Carnac Stones”, and is one of the three main sites with formations of these prehistoric stone “alignments”. Just south of the town is the main “alignment” site...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The carnac stones are lovely to see, but there's really not much there to do. You can go & see the exhibition & photographs, which is nice. There is a lift up to the viewing terrace for blue badge holders. Glad to have seen them,...More

Thank Diane L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The name Carnac brings of course immediately the spectacular stone rows (Alignments) to mind but photos in no way give the full impression of the reality. Over 3,000 stones – some huge, others a bit smaller, but imagine having to move them with muscle power...More

Thank Daveom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good day .went on the train ride around the stones and the village. The car park was free and went to the museum.

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27 July 2017|
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Response from Willy B | Reviewed this property |
It is true you have to pay to walk among the stone. You can see them from the parking lot also (for free). There are guided walking tours about every 20 minutes, I would think they are in English on request. When I was there... More
27 July 2017|
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Response from ovemadsen | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is true that everything has been fenced off. Probably necessary in order to protect the vegetation. So you cannot actually touch the menhirs. But when you walk along the fences, you can see everything, the alignments... More
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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