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Cairn of Barnenez, Plouezoc'h

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Considered one of the earliest megalithic monuments in Europe, Cairn of Barnenez dates back to 4500 BCE. Known for its remarkable presence of megalithic art, the site includes Bronze Age pottery, engraved symbols, and a mound built from over 14,000 tons of stone. View objects found during excavation, including polished dolerite stone axes, flint blades, and arrowheads. Marvel at the 11 chambers inside one of the oldest buildings in the world. Arrange to visit Cairn of Barnenez and other attractions in Plouezoc'h using our Plouezoc'h vacation builder.
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  • We are very disappointed! We would have liked to see the graves and pictograms engraved in stone. Instead, you can just turn around the buildings and that's all! The entries of the graves was blocked by security. And also for conservation. It is price to pay EUR 6 for a 5-10 minute tour! Well, there's a small movie to see at the end of visit, but it does not fill our disappointment...
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  • If you're really not far not worth it to do an hour's drive for 5 minutes of visit without explanation
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  • Wait the tour with a guide, you will learn a lot more about the origin of the site. Consider that the pyramids of Egypt will wait another 2500 years after the beginning of construction of the cairn to see the day. So, lovers of Disneyland with animations squeaker, go your way. 6 euros, it is cheap when you think the scarcity of the site and (involuntary on the part of researchers) archaeological Cup as it presents. Otherwise, wait for the tide, you have an another cairn accessible for free on an island near Portsall.
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  • Huge prehistoric cairn with a couple of open chambers, in a beautiful location. Impressive.
  • Filthy! Its almost like cavemen were living in there!
  • Beautiful mound with piece of history, alongside Carnac and Locmariaquer to the big 3 of Brittany. There is a coastal hiking trail (GR34) along, nice to have a piece of to run on this peninsula.
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  • The visit is quick and a bit expensive for the time spent, but it is a heritage that's worth the look.
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  • A splendid archaeological evidence. The view on the Bay of Morlaix is extraordinary. The tour is very interesting.
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