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Gavrinis Island, Brittany

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Island Nature / Park
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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  • One has to get a reservation to take the little boat ride to the island to see the most spectacular engravings we have seen outside of Newgrange in Ireland. Only about 8 people can crowd into the tomb...  more »
  • 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 '...  more »
  • I really wanted to visit the cairn is it is pretty unique in its decorations. Not being able to drive made getting there a bit complicated, as the public transport to Larmor Baden, from where the visi...  more »