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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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Amazing Stones!

This is a sight to blow your mind!! How were they got here? Who did it? What was it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sara C
via mobile

We took a trail through the woods from the Tumulus hotel. Turn right on the road for less traffic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Helen R
Port Townsend, Washington
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  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“standing stones” (54 reviews)
“guided tour” (31 reviews)
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Megalithische Anlagen von Carnac | Lieu dit Le Ménec, 56343 Carnac, France
+33 2 97 52 89 99
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a sight to blow your mind!! How were they got here? Who did it? What was it for? Wow!!! This is a wonderful place!!

Thank Sara C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a trail through the woods from the Tumulus hotel. Turn right on the road for less traffic. Open inside the fence October to April. Really really interesting. Hard to describe.

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wasn't really prepared for what we saw. Although I was expecting to see larger sized stones, what I wasn't expecting was the sheer number of them. There are a number of sites which cover around 2 or so miles, and thousands of stones. Interesting to...More

Thank Campagnolo39-53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To be honest with you from this trip I expected to see only a pile of stones and to be quite disappointed. I wasn't. In fact I was pretty much excited and the mystical atmosphere totally got me.

Thank Soňa V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When my other half suggested we visit the megaliths I thought we would just see fields full of stones. Well we did but I was ill prepared for the sheer scale of the sites, the size of some of the stones, the way they were...More

Thank johnmb100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having seen the Great Pyramids of Giza, I was prepared to be under-whelmed. I wasn't. Very different, yes, and not assembled for some king or pharaoh, but for why? For whom? Why would "man" work so hard, for so long to achieve.....what?? If you haven't...More

Thank dickens2957
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For a mystical experience, visit after 6 pm. All of the coaches and most of the visitors will have gone. If you go off season, you may find the gates open and you can freely wander around the stones. It gets very quiet and peaceful...More

Thank OldRupert
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 16 September 2017

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 10 September 2017 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
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28 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
28 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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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