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Tumulus of Saint Michel
in Carnac

Do you want to deepen your consciousness and gain some perspective? Head to the Tumulus of Saint-Michel, a hill that’s 125 metres long, 60 metres wide and 12 metres high, all topped by a lovely chapel.

This tumulus (grave mound) of imposing proportions will provide you with an exceptional view over all of Carnac and further afield to Quiberon Bay. This major megalithic monument in Southern Morbihan truly deserves a visit.

major megalithic monument in Southern Morbihan

This grave mound was built around 4500 BC. At its peak is the chapel dedicated to Saint Michael, a 16th century calvary, and a viewpoint indicator which will allow you to fully appreciate a landscape that appears to roll on forever. Excavations carried out at the end of the 19th century by René and Louis Galles revealed a central vault in which fragments of bones and coals were found, as well as special objects such as jadeite axes and variscite jewellery.

The objects found during these excavations, including axes, pearls and flint tools, are now preserved at the museums in Carnac and Vannes.

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