Musee de Prehistoire, Carnac

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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. Take a look at our Carnac trip planner to schedule your visit to Musee de Prehistoire and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • An essential complement to the visit of the megaliths. Takes 1.5 hours to discover the riches of these places with tools and rock art. Don't forget the floor where the archaeological research of the last century enthusiasts are summarized.
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  • Dense and small museum with a permanent exhibition and other temporary. The aesthetics of the rooms is pretty outdated by the somewhat arduous visit. All the explanatory boards are in French and you can request a guide in English or German, free at reception. We dedicated an hour to make the visit. There are bathrooms and a small library. The entire Museum is accessible to people with reduced mobility. Timetable: from 10 to 18:30 hours. Price: €6 (reduced for students). Parking in the vicinity is complicated, as well as parking area regulated, so it is advisable to park the car outside the old town (a five minutes walk from there).
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  • a good time with your family, however a small locker room wouldn't hurt, and a booklet per family / child... games seriously? do you think that they split?
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  • Good info about the local (pre)history, not so good for kids, make sure you pick up the translation book if you don't speak French.
  • Interesting museum of the prehistoric time. Nice staff with good knowledge.
  • Very small museum. French only. Doesn't explain the allignments of carnac. (No one can, but a bit more focus would be nice). It does show the other prehistoric artifacts in the surrounding.
  • Would love to leave a review, but despite Google saying the most popular day to visit is a Tuesday, as of the 1st September it is closed on Tuesdays....
  • If you are interested in prehistory, you will find this museum really cool. If not, you may find the exhibition a little long to go through.

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