Rendez-vous at the Megalithic site of Carnac

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Rendez-vous at the Megalithic site of Carnac Site mégalithique de Carnac 56340 Carnac fr

The largest megalithic site in the world

Laid out over 6,000 years ago, the stone alignments at Carnac (Brittany) are one of the most important Prehistoric sites in Europe. The 3,000 standing stones are spread over 40 hectares and stretch for 4 kilometres in length according to an meticulously organised plan.

Recent studies have suggested links between the alignments and changes during the Neolithic era when humans began to live a more sedentary existence. The stone lines lead to sacred “enclosures” while the dolmen were used for funeral and burial rites.


  • Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Breton, Czech, Japanese, Russian

• From October to March

  • Lecture tour: French (all year long), English, German, Italian, Spanish (upon availability)

• Reservations: 2 weeks
Duration: 1 hr


  • 11 km south of the main road between Vannes and Lorient
  • RN165, exit Quiberon Carnac, then D768 for 5.5 km and D119 Carnac
  • D196 closed to coaches travelling east west


Site mégalithique de Carnac
56340 Carnac

Reservation required for groups
Tel: +33 (0)2 97 52 77 97

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