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Menhirs and heritage

Alignements de Kermario à Carnac

Are you a history buff or just curious? Either way, you’ll enjoy exploring the Neolithic, religious and architectural heritage of Carnac in Brittany, with its menhirs, dolmens, churches, chapels and villas.

Nestled in southern Morbihan, the Carnac menhirs are distinguished by their incredible alignment. Carnac has more than 3,000 menhirs, dating back some 7,000 years. Visit the three menhir alignment sites: Ménec, Kermario and Kerlescan, on a guided tour or on your own, and retrace the history of your ancestors. To begin your visit of the menhirs, go to the Maison des Mégalithes, the information point for the standing stones.

Beyond the megaliths, Carnac is full of historical treasures: from the village of Saint Colomban with its granite houses to the beachfront villas dating from the early 20th century, not forgetting the town centre with its 17th-century church and the six nearby chapels.

Les alignements de Carnac

The standing stones

More than 550 megalithic sites have been identified in Morbihan. Dating back some 7,000 years, the megalithic site of Carnac, the most famous in the region, remains an important site in terms of European prehistory. It has been classified as a Historic Monument since 1889.

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Le dolmen de Kermario à Carnac

Tumulus and dolmens at Carnac

History and heritage buffs, those fascinated by the history of the megalithic monuments, walk the pathways of the ancients and be drawn in by an enchanted world!

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Le Musée de Préhistoire à Carnac

Carnac Museum of Prehistory

One of the greatest sites for megaliths in the entire world, Carnac is also home to a museum with one of the richest prehistoric collections in Europe devoted to the Neolithic peoples,…

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Patrimoine à Carnac le clocher de l'église Saint Cornély

Carnac heritage

Take a guided tour and set off to discover the religious and architectural heritage of Carnac, where some true historical treasures await you.

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