Cairn de Barnenez

A colossal ancient megalith...

Situated on the Kernéléhén peninsula in the Finistère-Nord region, the Barnenez Cairn is a truly exceptional megalithic site. This large tumulus is, in fact, composed of two adjacent cairns (stone pyramids), dating from 4500 to 3500 BC, known as the “Prehistoric Parthenon”. This vast construction made entirely from carefully piled stones comprises eleven funeral chambers connected by galleries. 
The Barnenez site is a gem of the Neolithic age when mankind began to settle, develop livestock farming and agriculture, pottery, weaving and other civilised crafts.

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Offers

Groups and individuals :

> Unaccompanied tour :
Guide booklet in French, German, English, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Breton, Czech.

> Guided tour :
In French only.
Reservation required for groups.
Duration: 45 min

Practical information

Access

Barnenez Cairn de Barnenez
29252 Plouezoc'h
Ph. : 33 / (0)2 98 67 24 73Fax : 33 / (0)2 98 79 51 58

En coche

From Morlaix : D 76 to Plouezoch and Barnenez peninsula.

Suggestions

Useful addresses:

Brittany Tourism Board : www.tourismebretagne.com 

Finistère Tourism Board : www.finisteretourisme.com 

Morlaix Tourist Office : tél. : (33) (0)2 98 62 14 94 / www.tourisme.morlaix.fr ou www.tourisme-morlaix.bzh 

Morlaix Chamber of Commerce and Industry - groups service : tél. : (33) (0)2 98 62 39 39 / www.morlaix.cci.fr

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