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Le Mont Saint Michel One-Day Trip from Paris
"The abbey of the Mont Saint Michel is one of the most beautiful “Wonders of the West”. It stands in the middle of an immense bay in Normandy and is invaded by the highest tides in Europe. This magnificent architectural achievement of the Middle Ages is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Since that time the island and its magnificent abbey have been attracting million of visitors.The driver will pick you up at your address in Paris early in the morning (07:15 AM recommended). After your arrival you will have an excursion of the island by crossing the drawbridge and remparts. You will discover the medieval town with its cosy houses of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.You will admire the Romanesque and Gothic abbey with an audio guid you can take a walk in the city centre or have a walk with your guide on trail around Mont admiring the sea. You can then feel the mistery of this place full of history.On your way home
From EUR245.00
 
Private Tour: Full Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Caen
"At your arrival in Caen your guide will meet you with fresh coffee and croissants and after a short tour of Caen you will head to Mont Saint-Michel after a 90 minute drive through some lovely villages on Normandy. Before your arrival at Mont Saint-Michel you will stop in Avranches to see the Bishop Aubert whose skull was touched by the Archangel Michel in 708 AD in order for him to build a monastery on the Mont. Then you will arrive at the Mount and will enjoy a relaxing omelet at the Mère Poulard. It is one of the best and most famous omelets in France. After lunch you will visit the Abbey through the narrow streets and explore the history from the Middle A the city of Copper and Church-bells the tour heads back to Caen to get the train for Paris at 6.54pm."
From EUR550.00
 
Private Tour: Full Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Cherbourg
"When you arrive in Le Havre your guide will meet you with some fresh coffee and croissants. After that you will reach the Mont Saint-Michel after a 90 minute drive through some lovely villages of the Cotentin region. Before your arrival at Mont Saint-Michel you will have the opportunity to stop in Avranches to see Bishop Aubert whose skull was touched by the Archangel Michel in 708 AD in order for him to build a monastery on the Mont. Then you will arrive at the Mount and will enjoy a typical omelet at the Mere Poulard restaurant or at another place with an amazing view over the bay. After your lunch (not included) you will visit the Abbey through the narrow streets and hear about the history from the Middle Age to the 19th century. The Mount has such a unique history which you will discover with your private guide who will tell you all the secret stories and hidden places of the Mont. When your tour ends
From EUR536.00

More Things to Do in Carnac

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...
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Oct 04, 2011

Why were the standing stones built?

Numerous interpretations have been placed on these megalithic monuments - sometimes fanciful and not very credible. Nowadays most experts are inclined to believe, on the basis of the disposition of...
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Oct 04, 2011

In Town See the Church of St. Cornely

The facade of the 17C Church of St. Cornely (the patron saint of horned cattle) is relatively severe. His statue stands above the door withtwo oxen. The interior has a ships' keel curved and decorated...
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Aug 09, 2007

Quiberon and the Cote Sauvage

Quiberon is the name of a small town (pop 5K) and also the peninsula on which it sits. Alonng the west it fronts on the Atlantic Ocean and it is there that we went to see the Cote Sauvage. Both it and...
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Aug 09, 2007

Locmariaquer: The Dolmen of Kercadoret (?)

Up the D781 toward Auray, about 0.5 km from the area of the Great Menhir, on the right (east) side is the dolmen of Kercadoret(?). It is not visible from the road but is up the path about 50 yd....
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Aug 09, 2007

Locmariaquer: The Dolmen of Mane-Lud

There are several other lesser sites near Locmariaquer not usually visited, each with different objects of interest. The nearest were the dolmen of Mane Lud and the tumulus of Er Grab (Vingle). We...
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Aug 09, 2007
 
 
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Locmariaquer: The Merchants' Table Menhir

The Merchants’ Table is the name given to the large dolmen 200 m away from the Great Menhir. It was buried in a tumulus, part of which remains, about 36 m long. Like Gavrinis it is also a passage...
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Aug 08, 2007

Locmariaquer: The Great Menhir

The Great Menhir and the Merchant’s Table Dolmen are together as a single visit. The menhir was overthrown and broken into 4 pieces in prehistoric times (not struck by lightning) during an...
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Aug 08, 2007

Gavrinis: A Prehistoric Abstract Art Gallery

The most remarkable aspects of our visit were the stone surfaces of the passage. Each of the 23 stones is decorated with a mysterious array of designs. The patterns are graceful, somewhat like whorls...
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Aug 07, 2007

Gavrinis: Examine the Cairn

A cairn is a hill of stones covering a grave site (if further completely covered with dirt with or without stones, it is called a tumulus). This cairn is 8m(25 ft) high and 100m (328 ft) round and...
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Aug 07, 2007

Gavrinis:Go to This Island for Its Cairn

If you spend time in the Carnac area, you should definitely not miss the cairn on Gavrinis Island. It takes planning and time to visit the island as it is only reachable by boat from the little port...
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Aug 06, 2007

The Alignment of Kermario is Next to Menec

The Kermario Alignment is 250 m from the Menec ones. There are also passage graves nearby to see but you need local maps and directons. These ,\may not be as interesting as some cairns and tumuli...
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Aug 05, 2007

The Alignments are North of Town (at Menec)

The main alignement extends eastward from the cluster of houses (called the village of Menec). This is the most famous group of alignments and the largest. It covers an area in a filed tha measures...
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Aug 05, 2007

Museum of Prehistory

A very rich collection of Prehistory. Retraces the evolution of man in the Brittany region since Paleolithic times (450,000 BC) up to the middle ages.Thousands of items on display from Brittany...
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Jun 27, 2006

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