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Gavrinis Island, Brittany

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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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  • It's not easy to come to the island and the burial CAIRNS, but it is very worthwhile. Good planning is very important and attached a reservation in any case, otherwise one is traveling free in Lamor Baden. It is not just the island with the CAIRNS, which is rebuilt and restored in excellently way approached also the adjacent island is surrounded us löandschaftlich it's always very nice. Unfortunately, the very long and landatmigen declarations in French only are held. Fortunately, there are free brochures in German.
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  • We were happy to discover this site... what a disappointment! 1 / very expensive access: 18 euros so that, for example, Mt St Michel Abbey is at 9 euros 2 / home box office very "limited" smile, no thank you... 2 / a nice guide tour very difficult. very poorly lit, Cairn group visit too important to the small size of the obsolete information panels and 3 place I always wonder how one of the drawings is a sperm whale? This would look more like a swing plough in short, must for lovers of archaeology but unsuitable place to the general public
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  • The place is magical, the engravings are beautiful and the questioning, the assumptions to do are fun. The guide (archaeologist?) was funny and bright. The visit time is a little too tight: we want a little stroll on the island but the boat is getting impatient... A few days later, we made a short cruise and we see the megalithic alignment of the other island. It is not to be missed either.
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