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Musee de Prehistoire, Carnac

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History Museum Museum
Musee de Prehistoire boasts an impressive collection of archaeological artifacts, taking you on a journey through 450,000 years of human history. From the Paleolithic Age to the Gallo-Roman era, go back in time to learn about prehistoric stone architecture, megaliths, their burial rituals, and their everyday lives. Two floors of the building are organized thematically and chronologically displaying maps, models, and plans, as well as artifacts found in archeological excavations. Add Musee de Prehistoire to your Carnac travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Carnac vacation trip planner.
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  • wonderful building holding some amazing items,well laid out and easy to access.loved all the old photos of some of the Ancient sites being excavated.Good selection of books on sale.  more »
  • Having walked around the actual site the previous day I wanted to get the site into perspective. There's so much here, in fact, too much to take on board in one visit. As always with museums, gallerie...  more »
  • It is worth seeing the contents of the graves you will see at the sites in Carnac and they do have an English packet to help you interpret but unless you can read French you will be rather frustrated.  more »
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  • We went yesterday at 12 only to discover it was to close between 12:30 and 2pm. We decided half an hour an hour would be inadequate so said we would return today. We returned today to find it was closed all day. The website is incorrect as it opens on different days in different months and is actually closed almost every day in January. I suggest you call to confirm the opening time before taking the trip to get there.
  • The Museum is small and rich. Exciting tour made by passionate professionals. Light on everything that can be found in the region. Sometimes indelicate people mistake Museum and amusement park for children, which does not lend itself to the place.
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  • Nice to visit place. Very interesting.
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  • How not to go see Carnac in Brittany? Even if we can see the sights without guided tour, it would be shame to miss more explanation of these enthusiasts. Attention, we are not in Asterix, so certain are up to about 4 meters, the majority are about 1 meter. It's much less imposing than the imagination that Goscinny and Uderzo have inculcated.
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  • Very interesting tour on the details of the prehistory of the area. A lot of explanations and theories about the prehistoric Breton constructions and relics to observe!
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