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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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Obelix et Asterix n'était pas là-bas....

A must see....these "Menhirs d'autrefois" are so impressive. I had hoped to meet Obelix and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
"A Fascinating Neolithic Site"

This Neolithic rock formation including thousands of rock dating back to 4000 B.C. is fascinating... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 3 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you stop and think about these megaliths, how old they are, where they potentially came from-you can't help but be in awe. It's so nice that the people of Carnac make these so accessible-but we saw children climbing on them, dogs messing in the...More

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole area has literally thousands of neolithic structures. The most impressive are the alignments North and East of Carnac. Most of the larger sites are fenced off, although at least one of the smaller alignments is accessible on foot without payment or guides. There...More

Thank Wheresmebus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I knew there were standing stones but didn't realise that there were SO many. We walked around them, around 15k, and took a lot of photos! Well worth a visit.

Thank Teresa A
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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
Hello to all. I am visiting with my wife and son the area in August. From the websites and reviews I read, it seems to me that walking among the megaliths is prohibited, whereas walking around them is allowed in designated pathways. Is that right? Is it worth it to have the 1-hour tour guide? would it let us walk among them? My son would LOVE to do that. Also, is it that only via a guided tour you get to walk even around them otherwise you are not allowed to enter the area and juste them from the road? I also came across the petit train that circles the area. Is it worth it? Should we combine it with the tour guide or our independent walk? Finally, where do you have to go to get to see the truly big megaliths? I read there are some in nearby forests but where? I appreciate the feedback in advance.
8 July 2016|
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Response from Nathan C | Reviewed this property |
You cannot walk amongst the stones and the tours were popular while I was there, however, we didn't do a tour. There is a tower opposite the grande meterie that you can clime for a good view. The article on Wikipedia is... More
28 December 2015|
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Response from VMB2010 | Reviewed this property |
I made the visit through a British travel agency Andante Travels having as a guide a Professor of Archeology. A rewarding experience.