Carnac is perhaps most famous for it's world famous prehistoric site. Here you will find 3,000 standing stones which form the most extraordinary group of menhirs in the world.


The oldest stones date from the Neolithic period and the most recent from the Bronze Age. There is a Musee de Prehistoire where you will find information on:

menhirs - standing stones

cromlechs - menhirs in a standing circle

dolmens - tombs consisting of two upright stones roofed by a third

cairns - galleried graves

tumuli - burial mounds