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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  • Museum to do because there are some very nice pieces. We learn a lot about prehistory as well as on the sites of Carnac. We see how excavations are made.
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  • Wish there was more English and more info on the standing stones. But there was plenty of good prehistoric displays.  more »
  • Commendable initiative but the execution leaves something to be desired. However if you are in the area and you have spare time devoted an hour to this small museum.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Great Museum. For history buffs a stop not to be missed. Stocked with artefacts from the Neolithic to the Gallo-Roman age. The only flaw I found is that the explanations were only in French and not in English. More reason to learn the language of our cousins from across the Alps.
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