Cairn Of Barnenez, MorlaixCurrently Open
- 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
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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Cairn Of Barnenez, Morlaix Reviews
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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