Alignements de Kermario

Golfe du Morbihan

Parts of this array of menhirs – containing 1029 stones – is open all year round.

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Nearby Golfe du Morbihan attractions

1. Moulin de Kermaux

0.07 MILES

The stumpy remains of this old windmill now serve as an observation point over the Alignements de Kermario.

2. Tumulus de Kercado

0.41 MILES

The massive burial mound of a neolithic chieftain dating from 3800 BC, the astonishing Tumulus de Kercado lies just east of Kermario and 500m to the south…

3. Géant du Manio

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You can find this huge, dwarfing menhir among pine trees about 300m east of the Kercado turnoff along the D196; there's a parking area just off the road…

4. Alignements de Kerlescan


This is the easternmost of the major groups, a smaller grouping which is also accessible for exploration in winter. You can also find the dolmen de…

5. Tumulus St-Michel

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This huge tumulus, 400m northeast of the Carnac-Ville tourist office, and accessed off the D781 at the end of chemin du Tumulus (itself off rue du Tumulus…

6. Alignements du Ménec

0.92 MILES

Opposite the Maison des Mégalithes, the largest menhir field – with 1099 stones – is the Alignements du Ménec, 1km north of Carnac-Ville.

7. Carnac Alignments

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Predating Stonehenge by around 100 years, the Carnac (Garnag in Breton) area is the world's greatest concentration of megalithic sites, with no fewer than…

8. Maison des Mégalithes

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The main information point for the Carnac alignments is the Maison des Mégalithes, 1km north of Carnac-Ville, which explores the history of the megalithic…