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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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It appears great on the map but falls short in reality

Only the walk to get there and to walk around is great. Stones are a bit disappointing. You have to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jean-Claude D
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Carcassonne, France
amazing print of the past

As always it gave me thrill to come back there. imagining those alignments are at least 6000 years... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
David M
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Roscommon, Ireland
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Megalithische Anlagen von Carnac | Lieu dit Le Ménec, 56343 Carnac, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Only the walk to get there and to walk around is great. Stones are a bit disappointing. You have to be a freak for old stones to like such a place.

Thank Jean-Claude D
Reviewed 4 days ago

As always it gave me thrill to come back there. imagining those alignments are at least 6000 years old is just amazing.the feeling of an endless line of stones wondering what was the goal. The access is quite easy and you can park for free....More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The French say it best. This is a fantastic site, make no mistake about that. But what have they done to it? They have meticulously fenced in every stone during tourist season. They have put up some kind of visitor's center where you can pay...More

2  Thank Anders B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see....these "Menhirs d'autrefois" are so impressive. I had hoped to meet Obelix and Asterix, but they were absent.....probably fighting Romans quelque part..... Mais quand même: really impressive....

Thank ovemadsen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Neolithic rock formation including thousands of rock dating back to 4000 B.C. is fascinating. How and why did these structures get there? This is a mystery and this site is especially of interest to those of us interested in history. If you are in...More

Thank Buzzard100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great historical site, OK for a quick 5-10 minutes visit. Not worth paying for the guided tour. Free parking.

Thank smersh71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a disappointment. If you're thinking Stonehenge, with the heat haze shimmering over an ancient, mystical landscape, think again. Stonehenge may be marred by the noise from a major road a few hundred metres away, but at Carnac the road is thundering almost through the...More

Thank Bazalter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a neolithic site. We thought it was an excellent visit. If you're not into history all you may see are rocks, but its significance is tremendous. In off season you can explore them on your own. Otherwise, you need a guide. We went...More

Thank Stephen K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the thing not to be missed in Carnac. Incredible alignments, the perspective is amazing and there are so many of them. This attraction is good for all but wear confortable shoes to walk in the grass.

Thank caroline2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The megalithic stones are definitely worth a visit. It takes about 40-50 minutes to walk round most of the stones. There is a little viewing platform and a crepe shop. It is worth a visit as it is an ancient site.

Thank LouiseTallon
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albany6660
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
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albany6660
27 July 2017|
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Response from Buzzard100 | Reviewed this property |
You don't have access to the formations inside the fence. Frankly not sure that is a big loss. We did not do an official tour which might be of interest to some visitors. You can also do some of your own research.
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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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