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Site des Megalithes de Locmariaque

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Address: Route de Kerlogonan, 56740 Locmariaquer, France
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+33 2 97 57 37 59
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10:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 17:15
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This Neolithic site features three large megaliths which have become...

This Neolithic site features three large megaliths which have become symbols of Brittany: the Grand Menhir brisé, the Dolmen de la Table des Marchand and the Tumulus d'Er Grah de Locmariaquer, dating back to between 4700 and 3800 BC. The Grand Menhir Brisé is a huge, broken granite block and is the largest known stele in Europe. The Tumulus d’Er-Grah and the Dolmen de la Table des Marchand provide an exceptional insight into the ancient funeral rites practised in Brittany at the time. A gallery leads to the underground burial chamber and some of the walls have been engraved with hieroglyphics. The tour is an ideal introduction to the architecture and civilisation of the megalithic age, in a stunning natural environment with superb views of the Golfe du Morbihan. Open: > 2nd May to 30th June: from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. > 1st July to 4th September: from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. > 5th September to 30th April: from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5.15 p.m. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. Closed: > 1st January, 1st May and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 5,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups

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On face value looking at rocks on the ground may seem rather banal. However, seeing the history behind the area puts it all in focus. The movie shown before you visit is a must... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
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Quincy, IL
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a short ride from Carnac and well worth the drive to see the largest menhir (albeit broken now into 4 pieces) and a wonderful passage grave. You can get up close and personal with the engravings in the tomb which is indirectly lit so as to better see the markings and one can take photos. You can get... More 

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

On face value looking at rocks on the ground may seem rather banal. However, seeing the history behind the area puts it all in focus. The movie shown before you visit is a must and gives you the necessary background to enjoy walking the site. Check the opening times as we arrived at 12:30 and it was not open till... More 

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Montana Rose
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

After visiting the Carnac alignments, we decided to see what was at Locmariaquer. This one is a National French Monument site so there is always an entrance fee and is more protected. We were the only ones there. The fairly steep fee probably keeps a lot of people from coming. It's small in area and it contains 3 very different... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We are not specifically archeology geeks but this site with three Neolithic constructions was very interesting. While wandering around the site you are surely impressed and wonder how these gigantic structures have been constructed thousands of years ago. There is a film available and also leaflet in English which provides the key information about the site.

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Coronado, California
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

Locmariaquer has a fabulous site for megaliths, not to be overlooked while studying the alignments at Carnac.

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Thank 4Tigger
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Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Small site but interesting and well curated. Very helpful video. Nice complement to Carnac sites. The Table des Marchand dolmen is exceptional.

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Cornwall, England
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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

We really liked this site and considered the entry fee quite reasonable. The video with English track was really helpful as context for the whole area. Something we'd missed in Carnac. Had a nice walk round the surrounding area afterwards, spotting menhirs all over the place. Staff were very friendly.

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Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

The megalithic site is well signposted and - at least in May - had plently of parking space. Entry costs Euro 5.50 per adult, and is excellent value. Start with the short film explaining the origins of the site and speculating on what it all might mean; the film is in French, but the earphones are also available in English... More 

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Springfield, VA
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

I highly recommend a visit here. Much quieter than Carnanc yet incredibly impressive. Wonderful visitors center and film. Good explanations.

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Ravenna, Italy
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

The Grand Menhir Brise, Er-grah and La Table des Marchands all on the site. Do not miss this if you have any interest in the Neolithic. How did they stand up such a big stone? Why was the hole so shallow? The Table des Marchands with markings that join up with those at Gravinis. A wonderful and memorable experience!

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