Walk among the menhirs of Carnac in Brittany

Carnac is located not far from the Gulf of Morbihan, the city is known worldwide for its alignments of menhirs.

This walk is quite short, it can be done in an hour. Then, it depends if you want to reach the other alignments of standing stone (menhir in French). You need 3-4 hours to visit the whole site . As there is no explanation on the site you can try the guided tour (6 euros). The alignments at Carnac consist of 3000 menhirs erected between-5000 and -2000 before Christ. Nobody really knows why men have lined up these blocks of stone. The mystery remains.

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Duration: 2 h.

The parking

The parking is large and free.

The House of megaliths

The House of megaliths
You can find all the information in the House of megaliths in Carnac. The guided tour of the site cost 6 euros, departure every hour). The House also contains a shop and a small museum.

Overview of the site

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Overview of the site
Above the houses of the megaliths you can see an overview of the Menec alignment. Each field of standing stone has its own name.

Alignment of standing stones

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Alignment of standing stones
You can see the standing stones (menhirs in French) lined up along parallel lines.

The wall surrounding the alignments

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The wall surrounding the alignments
To save this historical site you can’t walk among the standing stones except if you take the guided tour.

Along the way

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Along the way

Rocks

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Rocks
That is what was happening when the field was open to the public. The ground became dirt and the rocks felt down.

Big megaliths

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Big megaliths
The standing stone (menhirs in French) have different sizes and weights. The largest stone weighs 300 tons.

Alignment of Kermario

Alignment of Kermario
Another alignment of stones located further.

Standing stones

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Standing stones
Notice that there is no explanatory signs along the road.

Site map

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Site map
You can find a map of the site in the House of the Megaliths.
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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