Cairn Of Barnenez, Morlaix

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  • Address: Cairn de Barnenez, 29252 Plouezoc'h, France, Morlaix
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +33-298672473
  • Ticket Price: 6 EUR
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Garden, Play, Tourist Center, Picnic Spot, Nature, Sky Diving
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About Cairn Of Barnenez, Morlaix

This awe-inspiring megalithic mausoleum isn’t just Europe’s largest… it’s also the oldest in the world. 75 metres long and 25 metres wide, the mausoleum holds two burial chambers – one from 4500 years ago, and another that was added a few centuries later. It’s not allowed to actually go into the cairn’s interior passages. There is evidence that the civilisation that built this one also built other cairns around Brittany – the symbols drawn onto the rocks match those found on other sites. It’s a nice place to stroll – the sky is usually bright blue, the field is bright green, and the sea sparkles in the sunlight. These ancient dudes really couldn’t have asked for a more picturesque burial place.

Cairn Of Barnenez Information

  •  English speakers can enjoy a 30 minute brochure self-guided tour.
  •  French speakers can enjoy a 45 minute guided tour.

Cairn Of Barnenez Ticket Prices

  •  Free for under 18, unemployed, disabled and their escorts, and 18-25 years olds who are from the EU.

How To reach Cairn Of Barnenez by Public Transport

  • By car: secondary road D 76 towards Plouezoch and the Barnenez peninsula.

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  • Disappointing in that none of the graves were open to the public but still worth a visit

  • Be sure to get there when a guided visit is organized, but it's a great place!

  • Wonderful monument in a beautiful location.

  • Interesting history, revealed by the quarrying nearly two centuries ago.

  • Huge prehistoric cairn with a couple of open chambers, in a beautiful location. Impressive.

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