Musée de Préhistoire

Golfe du Morbihan

The Musée de Préhistoire is chock full of the finds from the megalithic sites throughout the region, so it serves as a fantastic primer to the area and its prehistory. The museum chronicles life in and around Carnac from the Palaeolithic and Neolithic eras to the Middle Ages. It's a must for admiring and understanding beautifully made neolithic axe heads, pottery, jewellery and other priceless and very rare artefacts.

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Nearby Golfe du Morbihan attractions

1. 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…

2. Maison des Mégalithes


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…

3. 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…

4. Alignements du Ménec

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

6. Moulin de Kermaux

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

7. Tumulus de Kercado

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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…

8. 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…