Cairn Of BarnenezCurrently Closed
- 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
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.
- English speakers can enjoy a 30 minute brochure self-guided tour.
- French speakers can enjoy a 45 minute guided tour.
- Free for under 18, unemployed, disabled and their escorts, and 18-25 years olds who are from the EU.
- By car: secondary road D 76 towards Plouezoch and the Barnenez peninsula.
Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Morlaix before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Morlaix and book an accommodation of your choice.
95% of people who visit Morlaix include Cairn Of Barnenez in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
52.46% of people start their Cairn Of Barnenez visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Cairn Of Barnenez
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cairn Of Barnenez
Very interesting if you are into prehistory. Set in a very evocative location. Probably not the place for smaller kids though, there isn't much for them there.
Great heritage site. Closes for lunch but good for 30 min to 1 hour if you are in the area. Not a lot to do for the younger in a group.
This is a fascinating prehistoric ruin. It's a shame that it was used as a rock quarry by earlier centuries but there's still more than enough there to appreciate and admire. The sheer amount of stone work and craftsmanship to build such a complex given what little resources they had is massively impressive
Beautiful site. Part of the cairn has been used for quarrying in the previous century and although it is a pity this shows the inner anatomy of the cairn and you can see the "rooms" at the end of the corridors as if the walls were dissected away.
This monument is just huge... If you have 20-30 minutes ... You should consider listening to the tour guide, this guy or girl is worth it ... The immense power of the stones around is amazing. You should also consider found along the coast 'ext to it ... Close by there is diben coast ... Beautiful houses and OMG the landscape is breathtaking!!!