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Cairn Du Petit Mont, Arzon
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As ancient as the Pyramids of Giza, Cairn Du Petit Mont is a Neolithic structure built to line up with the sun. Erected in three phases, the most ancient cairn dates to 4,500 BCE and the most recent was built around 2,000 BCE. Visit the megalithic architecture and go inside the dolmens to view huge granite blocks with archaic engravings of snakes, axes, signs, and various motifs. You can explore on your own, attend a guided tour in English, or join an educational workshop. Put Cairn Du Petit Mont into our Arzon tour planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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TripAdvisor
  • Though Carnac is considered with Stonehenge the must for megaliths I think that the presqu'île de Rhuys on the east side of golfe du Morbihan (Carnac is west of the entrance of the the golfe) offers a...  more »
  • Location of the team, qualified guide, visit informative and detailed. It's too bad that a part of the site be butchered by the occupant to install a battery in the 2nd World War!
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  • What was originally a mound has been changed over thousands of years: first three funeral rooms in this pile of dry stone, the cairn then became a sanctuary. He unfortunately had an upheaval during World War II when the Germans built a bunker because the location could see 360 °. Indeed, the view of the horizon is exceptional. Given the time spent on the site, the price of the free tour like the one of the guided tour is fairly expensive.
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  • Nice Cairn, lovely walk to the monument. Bit small parking
  • Very interesting. Excellent guide. It's too bad that a German bunker is installed in this prehistoric place.
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  • Disappointed because it is difficult to see in the middle of the vegetation, and unable to access more ready to pay for approaching and visit this Cairm... why not pay for the inside visit, but well almost nothing outside it is too bad...
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  • Small interesting visit to the family. It's too bad that a part of the cairn has been transformed into bunker by the Germans during the 2nd World War.
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  • Beautiful Neolithic construction that has been used in part to build a bunker during the second world war. Interesting visit.
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