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megalithic site

In Morbihan, more than 550 megalithic sites have been identified. The most famous in the region at an age of 7000 years, the megalithic site in Carnac stands as a key site in the study of European prehistory. It has been classed as a “Monument Historique” since 1889.

Nestled in the south of Morbihan, the menhirs of Carnac stand out for their incredible alignment. Built between the 5th and 3rd millennium BC, the two main sites (Ménec and Kermario) alone count nearly 3000 menhirs. These alignments stretch across nearly 4 kilometres! Menhirs, dolmens, tumuli, and other remnants stand as a testament to Neolithic architecture.


Head back in time, and travel across 450,000 years of history from the Palaeolithic era to the time of Roman Gaul, and discover a truly unique collection of 6600 objects dedicated to Neolithic people, builders of dolmens and menhirs.

The Musée de la Préhistoire de Carnac (Carnac Museum of Prehistory) will provide you with everything you need to understand the context and the reasons that drove people to erect enormous stones and to take the time to align them.
With lectures and workshops for both adults and children alike, find out about your ancestors and discover the legends of Carnac.

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