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Gavrinis Island, Brittany

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#16 of 35 in Nature in Brittany
Containing the Gavrinis tomb, Gavrinis Island is a small island with a megalithic monument notable for its abundance of megalith period art of the European Neolithic era. This uninhabited island is composed of granite. The stone pyramid burial chamber has art-lined walls reaching 50 m (164 ft) in height. Reach the chamber by walking a low narrow 14 m (46 ft) passage decorated with carved patterns and symbols like axe heads, humans, and horned animals. With our world travel planner, Locmariaquer attractions like Gavrinis Island can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • First you take the boat with lovely people who make numerous comments and even make a little detour so that you can see the menhir in front and well maintained small island then you don't visit not all because one part is private. Small mounted, it is offloading its backpacks and we find ourselves faced with a sublime Cairn dating from 3000 BC in a perfect state of preservation with stones thrown beautiful. OK it is a magical release made for lovers of old stones. I forgot to mention for the Lady of hospitality which is adorable. However nothing to drink or snack on the place take precautions and the photos inside the cairn are prohibited.
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  • You always wanted to visit the Egyptian pyramids (like us) but because of terrorism can't go? Then visit this impressive European monument. I don't think that the engravings (beautifully well preserved even today) were made by ordinary mortals. Worth visiting if you like at least a little history! This building was built and then covered with Earth and stones, hidden from ordinary mortals for millennia and only recently discovered by removing (one side only the material covered).
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  • A little to the equivalent of the pyramids of Egypt. They served as a funerary monument there are about... 6000 years. A real archaeological treasure. Many questions still remain unanswered. Splendid engravings on the stone floor of the corridor and the burial chamber. Interesting tour.
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