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Alignements de Carnac

The largest megalithic site in the world.

Laid out over 6,000 years ago, the stone alignments at Carnac 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.

Do not forget to discover the new Maison des Mégalithes with its interpretation area, its shop and the exceptional view of the alignments from the panoramic terrace.

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Offers

Individuals :

> Unaccompanied tour :
Guide booklet in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Breton,Czech, Japanese, Russian.
Mobile application.
From October to March.

> Lecture tour : online booking : www.menhirs-carnac.fr 

Groups :

> Lecture tour :
All year long.
French and foreign languages (subject to availability)
Extra charge of 40€ for some languages such as Japanese, Chinese, Russian etc
Reservation required.
Duration: around 1hr.
2018 rates : 1 to 50 people : 100€ + 3€ per person

> External guide fixed cost (with a licensed tour guide) :
All year long.
Reservation required.
2018 rates : 
   - 1 to 15 people : 60€
   - 16 to 30 people : 140€
   - 31 to 45 people : 170€

Groups and individuals :
Maison des mégalithes : interpretation area (video, digital screens, information tools for disabled visitors etc) ; bookshop ; terrace with panoramic view.
Free access.
Parking (bus and cars).

Nearby national monument for a discovery of 2 emblematic neolithic sites : the megalithic site of Locmariaquer(13 km).

Practical information

Access

Carnac Site mégalitique de Carnac
B.P. 152
56343 CARNAC cedex
Ph. : 02 97 52 29 81Fax : 02 97 52 60 03
GPS coordinatesLatitude : 47.5977Longitude : -3.0634Plan your route

By car

From Auray: direction Carnac - Quiberon - dépt. 768 to rond-point du Purgatoire, then take dépt 119 direction Carnac (Buses cannot access D 196 towards the West.)

Suggestions

Useful addresses:

Brittany Tourism Board : www.tourismebretagne.com 

Morbihan Tourism Board : www.morbihan.com

Carnac Tourist Office / tél. : (33) (0)2 97 52 13 52 www.ot-carnac.fr