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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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  • The megaliths of Carnac are impressive. I recommend everyone visiting. Out of the car and observe a millennial alignment of more than 1000 stones there in front of you watching you... cannot be explained with words what it feels like. It is amazing. Both Le Menec and Kermario and Kerlescan can be seen (outside the perimeter) without problems or time restrictions, even by bicycle, but to access the enclosure should be done in guided to preserve the place. It must be borne in mind that such stones carry thousands and thousands of years there. Carnac and its megaliths make up the world's richest prehistoric monument by the large number of dolmens and menhirs which has. I recommend visiting the grave of Kercado, rather conserved and impressive, with a long corridor, similar to what they can find in Antequera (Málaga). I think that it's worth invest half a day to see the alignments, I recommend going early to avoid crossing with too many people, and walk, walk, that since le Menec, Kermario until there is a way. To access Kercado I have to pay entrance and is fairly secluded from other alignments. I recommend approaching up to Le manio to see the giant and the square.
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  • Very interesting and mysterious place. Hopped the Quiberon Bay, passing through a look at the dolmens. Photos there are obtained stunning. If you're nearby, be sure to take the time and site.
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  • Nice day to go see the megaliths of Carnac. I was happy but I have to say that emotion was not at the meeting you. To each according to his sensitivity to get an idea, personally I don't me there not dwell although I could go without pay and therefore touch and do not walk along the road.
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