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Carnac

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Carnac (Breton: Karnag) is a small town in Morbihan, Brittany. Its main claim to fame are the menhirs surrounding the town.

Understand

Tourism information

  • 1 Tourism Office of Carnac, 74, avenue des Druides, BP 65, ☏ +33 2 97 52 13 52, fax: +33 2 97 52 86 10, ✉ accueiltourisme@ot-carnac.fr. Jul–Aug: M–Sa 09:30–19:00, Su 15:00–19:00; Apr–Jun Sep: M–Sa 09:30–12:30 14:00–18:00, Su 15:00–18:00.

Get in

By Train

Auray train station is 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) away.

  • 1 Gare de Plouharnel-Carnac, rue de la Gare, 56340 Plouharnel (4 km northwest from town center). Served only during summer by TER Bretagne line 32 (Auray–Quiberon), called "le Tire-Bouchon", the "corkscrew". This railway station does not sell tickets.

Get around

See

  • Its standing stones.
  • Saint-Michel tumulus, chemin du Tumulus (off D781). Archaeological site was constructed between 5000 BC and 3400 BC and classified since 1889.
  • 2 Carnac stones (along the D196 road).
    • 3 Ménec alignments, route des alignements D196 (between Ménec and Croix-Audran).
    • 4 Toulchignan alignment, D119 and route de Kerlescan D196.
    • 5 Kermario alignment, route de Kerlescan D196.
    • 6 Kerloquet alignment (Manio), route de Kerlescan D196.
    • 7 Kerlescan alignments, D196, Kerlescan.
    • 8 Petit-Ménec alignments, Chemin de la Métairie (near Kerlescan).

Do

Visit one of Carnacs many beaches.

Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Carnac has a couple of campsites and hotels.

Connect

  • 2 La Poste, 18, avenue de la Poste D119, ☏ 36 31. M W–F 09:00–12:00 14:00–17:00, Tu 09:00–12:00 14:30–17:00, Sa 09:00–12:00, closed on Sunday.

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