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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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This is a valuable addition to our knowledge of pre-history. A different experience after... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bernard M
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Rhode-Saint-Genese, Belgium
Fascinating, but crowded

There is no doubt these 4000+ year old stones are fascinating. But it's a pity you can't get up... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
clivetwooaks
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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Megalithische Anlagen von Carnac | Lieu dit Le Ménec, 56343 Carnac, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a valuable addition to our knowledge of pre-history. A different experience after Stonehenge, which we know well.

Thank Bernard M
Reviewed 6 days ago

There is no doubt these 4000+ year old stones are fascinating. But it's a pity you can't get up close and personal with them, as you can at, say, Avebury (unless you take a guided tour). It's also worth noting that many of the stones...More

1  Thank clivetwooaks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing site, and so large! Just breathtaking. Can't go into enclosure with stones, but a pedestrian path along the back of the field.

Thank Meighan2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic site, so many standing stones, incredible. Take the Petite Train from the visitors centre for the best overall views.

Thank Eddie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

walking around the stones was very thought provoking, wondering how and why they were all placed as they were, most of the stones are fenced off so you can't actually get right up close to them and often have to walk on the road between...More

Thank BGJI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was on my list of things to do . I got up before dawn and did a run to the site , 'wanted to photograph the sun coming up with some mist and yeah ....it was good. I was disappointed you couldn't actually get...More

Thank christopher b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place. In July and August you can't walk amongst the stones but I think that's a good thing. Information in English is limited but that adds to the mystery! Park at the visitor's centre and walk the stones. It'll take 45 mins to walk...More

Thank Dom682014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Alwsys wanted to come to carnac and see the stones. Not disappointed... Park in the car park just outdide of the town and walk through the woods to the viewing area above the stones..great view.

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After visiting the museum we went to have a look on this mystery. Very impressive. Not so much the size but the amount of them. My wife shot several nice photos.

Thank Rexonaut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful displays of lines of prehistoric stones... the volume of stones and area covered make it genuinely formidable to behold. Set amongst lovely countryside and woods they make a lovely place for a stroll and picnic.

Thank hidingtiger
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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 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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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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