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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.

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> 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

Practical information


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.)


Useful addresses:

Carnac Tourist Office
tel.: (33) (0)2 97 52 13 52

Morbihan Tourist Board
tel.: (33) (0)8 25 13 56 56

Carnac Prehistory Museum
3 km - tel.: (33) (0)2 97 52 22 04