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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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  • Small friendly visit, but it's very fast! The place is nice. I did a free day.
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  • I'm glad it was free, as not sure I'd pay to see it, but I truly do appreciate what it is and I am utterly amazed it is still here after some 6,000-6,500 years. Part of it was ruined (used as a quarry...  more »
  • Preferably so a Tuesday afternoon in the case of end of the year so far, 30 adults and 30 children have followed with great interest the explanations of the guide... not to mention the children's playground the cairn is really impressive even though it has been reduced for many years by an indelicate entrepreneur eager to fill roads with stones that our Neolithic ancestors had taken so long to assemble a single corridor is usable but the course is puzzling 11 graves have been identified the cairn is located in an extraordinary location with a 360 degree view of the Bay and the campaign must see
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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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