Carnac Travel Guide

  • the bunker WWII facing sea gun turret
    the bunker WWII facing sea gun turret
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  • les manéges carrousel at Carnac
    les manéges carrousel at Carnac
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  • surfkite ,waveboard,and paddle
    surfkite ,waveboard,and paddle
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Carnac Things to Do

  • stones, megalithes ,this is it

    megalithes are huge stones that show up here and nobody exact knows how they got here,by whom , etc UNESCO has it under consideration for world heritage site.There is a Maison des megalithes on site with plenty of information,tours, souvenirs, etc. Just across the field of Ménec,and Toul-Chignan, there is further of Kermario, and then Manio and...

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  • Grande Plage

    this is the big beach or grande plage. It is the lively happening center of life in Carnac, just up to ave miln into city center carnac plage.You have nice calm water, big spaces for sports playing, kids activities centers, lifeguard, and restos just across the street as well as hotels.You need to come here first and see Carnac, especially if...

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  • The beaches and bunker of Carnac plage

    Now we go to the beach of St Colomban, this is the best for surfing and kite paddle etc. But it has a wonderful white sandy beach, and lots of families. Even a kids playground on site with a learning pool for the kiddiesIt,also, has an old WWII bunker still visible and in good condition overlooking the beach and bay. You can walk all around it and...

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  • the beaches of Carnac ,part III

    more on beaches its a way of life here from family, surfers,and visitors, its a full time activity, just 20 kms or 10 miles from my house.There is the Grand Plage, here its just a big semi circle of wooded secluded beaches great for surfing and families. Open from first weekend in July to last weekend of August included. Every day from 13h- 19h...

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  • the beach for children

    great children's beach, with many activities all certified instructors by govt courses, all faciities including covered inflatable pool to teach little ones how to swim. Games and contests galore. Designated areas where you can leave your kids in good care.A great way to have a day at the beach, in a beautiful area , highly recommended for...

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  • The beaches of Carnac ,part II

    the beaches are wonderful from pebbles and sand, to white sandy beaches, from family calm to surfers paradise. the main event and wonderful, I live about 20 kms or 10 miles from Carnac ! You should find out the beaches, with the best seafood in Brittany,and friendly folks all around.There is the Grand Plage, here its just a big semi circle of...

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  • The beaches of Carnac

    wonderful beaches in summer, they are Saint Colomban, Beaumer, Men Du, Ty BIhan, Grande plage,légenèse, with my favorites been Ty Bihan the central beach and the Grande Plage to the right of city center.Great place for the family and all, great place to have fun games, the pack sand area is big for even a mini football match, plenty of soft sand...

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  • Le Musée de Préhistoire à Carnac

    One thing make me smile when see this information of Human species... The last is Homo Stress... can be true.... LOL

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  • Dolmens

    Besides the menhirs, another well-known monument is the 'Dolmen'. The term means "stone table" (from the Breton 'dol' (table) and 'men' (stone). In practice this is a series of menhirs on top of which large stones are placed, forming a sort of room or tunnel.

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Carnac Hotels

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  • Hotel Le Churchill

    70 Boulevard de la Plage, Carnac, 56340, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Best Western Celtique

    very nice grand property in residential area, quaint and chic, it has all a Best Western chain can...

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  • Celtique Best Western

    17 Ave de Kermario Cd, 82 Avenue des Druides, Carnac, 56340, France

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

Carnac Restaurants

  • traditional French seafood at Plage

    This is a very friendly restaurant with the owner bringing you in seating you and then he gets pay hehehe.The staff is very friendly and attentive, careful Watch over by the boss. It is,also a breton creperie so the galettes or crepes looks very good.We ate outside in the terrace area and the people watching is always part of eating here, very...

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  • refine pizzas and cafe style Carnac

    nice modern wonderful and about 100 meters from the grande plage or big beach of Carnacthis is a relax place for a light meal, pizza, coffees,and ice cream with the whole family. YOu have a nice terrace which becomes even better in the evenings, and great ambiance. severak cocktails and Irish beers included. continuous service from midday to...

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  • for a chic night in Carnac

    This is a western style place,vibrant and chic for the night owls in all of us, this is it. Close tothe Beach in fact walk into it from the resto; very nice and romantic.Whether it is in the garden , terrace or the mezzanine,or even at the bar the products are fresh and inventive and cook on the plancha style in front of you!you will be back, great...

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  • ice cream igloo

    These folks have one in my town and so here is no difference very good ice creams with a multiude of flavors all reasonable price. The service is friendly and fast, and the choice inmense. Very family oriented nice and goodits our family stop as we all love ice creams lol!!! We many times dont eat dessert in the restaurants just to come here for...

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  • great seafood and pizzas combi

    very nice popping place with great fresh seafood ,lobster on demand, large menu of the day with seafood goodies, from brandade de morue to homard, lobsters. The ambiance is very well handle by young team,and the looks over the port du po is magnificent.You have the resto kreiz an avel and the pizza baia on same building by same staff.I just found...

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  • galettes crepes in bourg of Carnac

    First time came,and the service was very friendly, great inner court indeed cozy ambiance, away from city noises, and the food was good, a find. Need to try it by the bourg city center Carnac just past the church St Cornely turn right on next street (rue saint cornély) and go in first corridor to your right.Great always and good prices. I have...

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Carnac Nightlife

  • Cinema at Carnac

    movies at the beach, fresh air, stars on the horizon .a unique experience and if in the area good to stop here.more on hours and Schedule of movies herehttp://www.carnac.info/cinema-rex.htmllocal site, the one in contact is from the city of carnaccinema has two screens small but nice and tidy and lovely onthe beach! Cheers very casual but clean...

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  • Casino by Lucien Barriére

    for info for those into the games, its in the bourg or city of carnac, needs transport to the beach at carnac plage.Has all the games and events, concerts , lively it seems but not my cup of tea, here for info purposes only another option to seeWell went inside, it has a wonderful restaurant La Route du Sel, and a nice bar Les Voiles with good food...

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    11 Hotels in Carnac

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Carnac Transportation

  • How to get in and out

    the bus is limited here even in summer, the rest even worse, the car is king . However, TIM (Transports Interurbain du Morbihan) has bus lines 1 and 18.http://www.morbihan.fr/services/transports-collectifs.aspxbus Carnavette, from center to beaches in summer july and august 7 days a week, free main stop at mayor’s office or Mairie, Place de la...

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  • petit train

    your typical petit train or little train to ride you around and see the main sights, you can then come back inmore details for those of major interests. This is if little time or tired; the town can be walk.you can catch it by the megalithes stones house or the beach at ty bihan

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Carnac Shopping

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  • charcuterie Traiteur Mercier

    You can eat here ready made foods or take home, but I have done the take home so this is for that.Simply because it was new in town and we try it. Not bad, good service, friendly eager new owners as the site says its a charcuterie so sausages, cold cuts etc, but also a butchery, creamery is for dairy products like yagourts butter etc, sandwiches...

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  • the market at Carnac

    a market or marché is an integral part of any French city of any size. Carnac is no different.When in town we must make time to go and see what is the latest offerings and always get the freshest most delicious French foods and deco. What are you in France for ?every week on Wednesdays and Sundays from 8h30 to 13h00,•Parking St Fiacre - in the city...

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  • best bakery Chevillard

    ok here you can have a slight lunch, nice tea or soft drinks so can be a meal, as well as take home sandwiches etc, but the main reason I stop here when in town is for the wonderful patisseries and breads.the shop is right behind the church Saint Cornély in the bourg or town of Carnac. It is traditionally done and decorated Since 1979, the quality...

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Carnac Local Customs

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    by gwened Updated Jun 9, 2013

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    this can be a restaurant, a shopping spree, a great picnic or just what it is really a local custom. There is no way to stay away from the sea here, and the osticulture is big business for years.

    It is still practice by some families , even from their own homes! This one is by saint Colomban beach in Carnac, and it is a inlet with lots of oyster beds, and you can eat on the spot or take home. Of course, seafood is king here,and the oysters the emperators!!!

    Carnac was one of the first sites for the conchyliculture from 1880, and today it has about 2500 hectares of beds commercialise by about 30 producers n the rivieres of Pô and Crac'h. This is one another from the same area as saint colomban
    http://www.tibidy-huitres.com/spip.php?rubrique22

    A great way to eat mother nature's best at any time.Lieu-dit la Pointe du Po, 56340 Carnac

    viviers de Saint Colomban entrance the oysters bedding alongside
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Carnac Off The Beaten Path

  • Musée de la Prehistoire, the stones of...

    a pre historic museum showing the way it was in the area and a great information and display section on the megaliths stones showing up all over Brittany and especially Carnac.It was created at the place where they discovered the archeological collections found around the local megaliths stones. The museum reference stones dating from the Neolithic...

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  • Church of St Cornély

    a nice huge church in the middle of the bourg of Carnac next to tourist office. Its an imposing building as you enter the bourg or old city before hitting the beaches. A nice stop and the plaza has parking and nice shops and restosa bit of historyThe church is dedicated to St Cornély, protector of the horn animals ;his statue is found on top of the...

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  • Les cascades and manéges games

    great for yound and old, you have two houses next to each other. One the Le Manége d'Armelle is for kids rides in an old world format like a carrousel. the Les cascades is for older as they are card games, machines games like a casino. 27 Avenue Miln, 56340 Carnac It is a great time to be away from the nearby grande plage or big beach of Carnac....

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Carnac Sports & Outdoors

  • surfkite ,waveboard,and paddle school

    great fun for all and certify school, you can really enjoy the great waves at Ty Bihan beach and others along the coast at Carnac Plage. surfkite ,waveboard,and paddle school.its a great detente while enjoying the beautiful beaches of Carnac Plage or carnac beach. they can provide all you need on site

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  • Yacht Club de Carnac

    Wonderful club needing fees to be a member but also can rent out activities. It has a school of sailing, sailing for kids, on different boats from RS laser, RS 500, DART 16 etcyou can rent a boat of 16 and 18 foot; you can park your boat you can scuba dive with Beuchat dive center, discovery trips and trainings. you can ride on big sail boats, and...

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Carnac Favorites

  • walk again Carnac its great

    walking on the beach at any time, living just 30 minutes by car from Carnac,and walking past breton, victorian ,French architecture in its buildings. The vibrant buzz of a tourist coming along together with the locals moving about to try the boats and the beach.just nice and this is just May. walking its nice vibrant Streets near the grande plage...

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  • point Calmaros Carnac

    a wonderful trail of cemented stones behind the yacht club with nice benches and beautiful scenary of the ocean and the boaters out to sea and in harbor.one of the tranquil spots I like to come in when with the family. Great to relax and search for the shell on the sandy rocky ocean here.and while at it see the old gun turret bunkers of wwII still...

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  • Thalasso Carnac

    this is one my wife took once, and it was great for a massage and facial, plus the hot pool spa, the service is very professional ,you are pampered, and she was happy so feel others might do too.I don't have an area to put it as it can be a hotel, it has restaurants, and shopping nearby at porte en dro, but it is more for theraupedic and well being...

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a chapel of many religions
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walking Carnac
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buy lotto,stamps ,mags ,news
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fresh seafood and great looks
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Why were the standing stones built?
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In Town See the Church of St. Cornely
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Quiberon and the Cote Sauvage
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Locmariaquer: The Dolmen of Mane-Lud
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Locmariaquer: The Merchants' Table Menhir
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Locmariaquer: The Great Menhir
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Oyster Farms in Morbihan Bay
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Gavrinis: A Prehistoric Abstract Art Gallery
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Gavrinis: Examine the Cairn
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Gavrinis:Go to This Island for Its Cairn
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The Alignment of Kermario is Next to Menec
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The Alignments are North of Town (at Menec)
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Museum of Prehistory
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Visit a burial mount
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