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
Cairn Of Barnenez - Review
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
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
I had the chance to see it with a local that is more than a guide and historic book!! It was wonderful to learn so much about it. And the surrounding is... well idyllic! The place was closed... So you can imagine my little frustration! ;) But it is just mean that I have to go back. And will make sure to have a guide and open chamber... Because really, the story of this place, the cairn, it’s stones are amazing!
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!!!
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.
A very interesting place to visit. Worth coming on the 1st sunday of a month because then it is free!
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