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Carnac stones, Carnac

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Visit Carnac stones (Alignments de Carnac) to view the largest group of megaliths of this variety in the world. Guided tours in English will tell you about the stones erected here during the Neolithic period, probably around 3,300 BCE, but some may date back to 4,500 BCE. Eleven converging rows of menhirs (standing stones) stretch for 116,500 sq m (271,000 sq ft). Make Carnac stones a centerpiece of your Carnac vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Carnac online trip planner .
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  • To see it with his own eyes to realize the exceptional and mysterious site appearance. Then, give place to his imagination to find an explanation for these alignments of stones. Must visit!
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  • can't go in the region without visiting the alignments that stretch on 4 km; Attention depending on the season you can visit certain areas and not others so well inquire at the tourist office which is located in front of ¨Promenez alignments you among the stones and sometimes you will be surprised to see like a face, a silhouette... Nice walk especially when you're almost alone on the site!
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  • See outside the compound that contains the menhirs is free. To access inside you have to pay entrance and visit with guide, it cannot be freely. The tour lasts an hour, in Spanish, and is very instructive because there are no posters. Price: €11.5 (€7.5 reduced). The visit is not every day of the month and there is only one daily. There are bathrooms at the visitor center, where you buy tickets, and you can park for free at your door (as opposed to the alignments).
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