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. Make Cairn of Barnenez a part of your Plouezoc'h vacation plans using our Plouezoc'h tour planner.
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  • The cairn actually belongs to the top five of oldest man-made structures in the world and it is very little known. It is far more than just an old man-made pile of rocks. A cairn with built-in dolmens...  more »
  • Do not take of toddler mini 10 years because you must pay € 6 per adult for this visit, and if you do not follow the guided tour as say you made a round of 5 minutes out and it's over because you can't get into the burial chambers. So there is nothing apart from the outside... the site is magnificent level point of seen but does not deserve this award to visit!
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  • A magical place... Say that this site through hundreds and hundreds of years... the man's just passing on this earth, but some traces of its passage are indelible...
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  • I had the chance to see it with a local that is more than a guide and historic book!! It was wonderful to learn so much about it. And the surrounding is... well idyllic! The place was closed... So you can imagine my little frustration! ;) But it is just mean that I have to go back. And will make sure to have a guide and open chamber... Because really, the story of this place, the cairn, it’s stones are amazing!
  • Very interesting place to visit and 6 euros per adult a tad expensive for what there is.
  • Disappointing in that none of the graves were open to the public but still worth a visit
  • Be sure to get there when a guided visit is organized, but it's a great place!
  • Wonderful monument in a beautiful location.
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