"Prehistoric, and Ancient Stone Formation" Top 5 Page for this destination Carnac by black_mimi99

Carnac Travel Guide: 76 reviews and 304 photos

Menhir, Dolmen more than Stonehenge

When we arrived in this city, all of these ancient stone formations had welcome us... such a great view and make me amazed of the prehistoric people who built this....

Carnac is on the Morbihan coast of south-east Brittany. It is one of the most important megalithic sites in Europe, known for the very high number of impressive prehistoric monuments found in the vicinity, and is situated on the Crach River, west of the small port of Vannes.

The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC. The precise date of the stones is difficult to ascertain as little dateable material has been found beneath them, but the site's main phase of activity is commonly attributed to c. 3300 BC. One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect a stone in honour of their ancestors.

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  • Last visit to Carnac: Dec 2010
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    Oct 6, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Wow... nice photos. So much to see in France - no wonder France is the top tourist destination in Europe. Cheers, SL :)


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