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The Carnac Stones
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Stonehenge of Brittany France

The majestic stone alignments in Carnac and La Trinité-sur-Mer constitute the largest megalithic collection in the world, comprising more than 3,000 prehistoric standing stones.

As the Mecca of European prehistory, this site is also referred to as the “French Stonehenge” – an impressive rock gathering established at some point during the Neolithic era. Theories about the precise timing range from around 3300 BC to approximately 4500 BC.

The original purpose of the stone alignments has not yet been discovered. Still, many scientists believe that these are the remains of some architectural monuments associated with old-forgotten funerary rituals. The so-called “fields of memory” are among the most enigmatic and atmospheric areas around France, and are totally worth experiencing.

Location and getting there

The Carnac Stones can be found in the Breton village of Carnac, France. The area is reachable both by car and by public transportation means, with the Auray commune as a starting point. All you need to do is set your GPS to Latitude: 47.591549 / Longitude: -3.082395, or take the bus to Carnac from the Auray station.

Site parts and specifics

The so-called Carnac Stones are an assembly of a few different human-made rock compositions, including:

  • Stone alignments, or specially adjusted rows of granite blocks;
  • Dolmens, or funeral tombs made out of stone;
  • Tumuli, or burial mounds;
  • Menhirs, or single human-made upright stones.

The Carnac Stones field consists of four large megalithic sites and a Museum, available for the general public.

Services and experiences

When visiting the Carnac Stones, you will be offered a variety of opportunities to explore the site. The most intriguing among them include:

  • A one-hour tour guide. The so-called conference visits are available for groups and individuals, and free for children under the age of 7.
  • A Megalith Pass that offers reduced price rates upon visiting more than two monuments around the area.
  • A prehistory workshop that includes a recreation of what might have been back then: lighting fires, managing reconstituted tools from the Neolithic era, shooting, and more.
  • A terrace with a panoramic view of the stone alignments.

The site is open to everyone. Still, children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult.

Visitors can enjoy a car park, a relaxation area, rest benches, free wi-fi, a special app for visitors, and a boutique bookshop store.

Ready to time-travel?

97 Rue de Courdiec Carnac, Bretagne. Frankrijk ,56340

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Stonehenge of Brittany France

The majestic stone alignments in Carnac and La Trinité-sur-Mer constitute the largest megalithic collection in the world, comprising more than 3,000 prehistoric standing stones.

As the Mecca of European prehistory, this site is also referred to as the “French Stonehenge” – an impressive rock gathering established at some point during the Neolithic era. Theories about the precise timing range from around 3300 BC to approximately 4500 BC.

The original purpose of the stone alignments has not yet been discovered. Still, many scientists believe that these are the remains of some architectural monuments associated with old-forgotten funerary rituals. The so-called “fields of memory” are among the most enigmatic and atmospheric areas around France, and are totally worth experiencing.

Location and getting there

The Carnac Stones can be found in the Breton village of Carnac, France. The area is reachable both by car and by public transportation means, with the Auray commune as a starting point. All you need to do is set your GPS to Latitude: 47.591549 / Longitude: -3.082395, or take the bus to Carnac from the Auray station.

Site parts and specifics

The so-called Carnac Stones are an assembly of a few different human-made rock compositions, including:

  • Stone alignments, or specially adjusted rows of granite blocks;
  • Dolmens, or funeral tombs made out of stone;
  • Tumuli, or burial mounds;
  • Menhirs, or single human-made upright stones.

The Carnac Stones field consists of four large megalithic sites and a Museum, available for the general public.

Services and experiences

When visiting the Carnac Stones, you will be offered a variety of opportunities to explore the site. The most intriguing among them include:

  • A one-hour tour guide. The so-called conference visits are available for groups and individuals, and free for children under the age of 7.
  • A Megalith Pass that offers reduced price rates upon visiting more than two monuments around the area.
  • A prehistory workshop that includes a recreation of what might have been back then: lighting fires, managing reconstituted tools from the Neolithic era, shooting, and more.
  • A terrace with a panoramic view of the stone alignments.

The site is open to everyone. Still, children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult.

Visitors can enjoy a car park, a relaxation area, rest benches, free wi-fi, a special app for visitors, and a boutique bookshop store.

Ready to time-travel?

97 Rue de Courdiec Carnac, Bretagne. Frankrijk ,56340

Where is it on the Map?

97 Rue de Courdiec Carnac, Bretagne. Frankrijk ,56340

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Explore more nearby places in Brittany, France

Stonehenge of Brittany France

The majestic stone alignments in Carnac and La Trinité-sur-Mer constitute the largest megalithic collection in the world, comprising more than 3,000 prehistoric standing stones.

As the Mecca of European prehistory, this site is also referred to as the “French Stonehenge” – an impressive rock gathering established at some point during the Neolithic era. Theories about the precise timing range from around 3300 BC to approximately 4500 BC.

The original purpose of the stone alignments has not yet been discovered. Still, many scientists believe that these are the remains of some architectural monuments associated with old-forgotten funerary rituals. The so-called “fields of memory” are among the most enigmatic and atmospheric areas around France, and are totally worth experiencing.

Location and getting there

The Carnac Stones can be found in the Breton village of Carnac, France. The area is reachable both by car and by public transportation means, with the Auray commune as a starting point. All you need to do is set your GPS to Latitude: 47.591549 / Longitude: -3.082395, or take the bus to Carnac from the Auray station.

Site parts and specifics

The so-called Carnac Stones are an assembly of a few different human-made rock compositions, including:

  • Stone alignments, or specially adjusted rows of granite blocks;
  • Dolmens, or funeral tombs made out of stone;
  • Tumuli, or burial mounds;
  • Menhirs, or single human-made upright stones.

The Carnac Stones field consists of four large megalithic sites and a Museum, available for the general public.

Services and experiences

When visiting the Carnac Stones, you will be offered a variety of opportunities to explore the site. The most intriguing among them include:

  • A one-hour tour guide. The so-called conference visits are available for groups and individuals, and free for children under the age of 7.
  • A Megalith Pass that offers reduced price rates upon visiting more than two monuments around the area.
  • A prehistory workshop that includes a recreation of what might have been back then: lighting fires, managing reconstituted tools from the Neolithic era, shooting, and more.
  • A terrace with a panoramic view of the stone alignments.

The site is open to everyone. Still, children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult.

Visitors can enjoy a car park, a relaxation area, rest benches, free wi-fi, a special app for visitors, and a boutique bookshop store.

Ready to time-travel?

97 Rue de Courdiec Carnac, Bretagne. Frankrijk ,56340

Where is it on the Map?

97 Rue de Courdiec Carnac, Bretagne. Frankrijk ,56340

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