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Gavrinis Island, Brittany

Categories: Islands, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web
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. Arrange your visit to Gavrinis Island and discover more family-friendly attractions in Larmor-Baden using our Larmor-Baden travel itinerary planner.
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  • I'm sure that the Cairn is well worth the trip but it appears impossible to buy tickets on-line. Which means that you have to drive there. That took us an hour at the end of which we were greeted by '...  read more »
  • Very nice visit! Reservation required in summer, call made Wednesday for Friday morning, for the grand tour (of the megaliths). With the Pass of Morbihan, reduced rate for two (20 euro instead of 22), and usable culture cheques (identified on the site of the cheques culture like other sites of Morbihan CD) initially, because the Fund they do not. Very lively and funny, very informative tour guide (we learn Locmariaquer ties because the Menhir overcoming the dolmen is a part of the broken menhir), superb panorama on the entrance to the Gulf, but the time on the island... Comments on the cromlechs of the Er-Lannic (belts of menhirs) block on the boat. The price is a little high.
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  • It is a place out of time and especially is like no other cairn. A splendid diving not in the past but in what the elders have left as a message to future generations. Follow your feelings. If this cairn, located on Goat Island, calls you... dare embark to this island and surprised by your senses. Experience of life into perspective! And what a great gift to find a guardian of the place oak magestueux ^ ^
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