Menhir, cromlech, dolmen, cairn… Most of these Breton words refer to stone architecture and testify that Southern Brittany is one of the richest megalithic regions in the world.
Morbihan provides a wide range of diverse and remarkable aesthetic quality sites, considered as the oldest known Neolithic monuments still standing in Western Europe. Therefore, local associations are working to preserve this outstanding heritage and to have it recognized as a UNESCO site.
Ideally located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Morbihan Bay, the region of Carnac welcomes you for a 4 day archeological tour: Follow our passionate guide and visit Morbihan megalithic highlights as Locmariaquer Table des Marchand, Le Menec, Kermario and Kerlescan lines of Carnac and the amazing cairn of Gavrinis, then take advantage of this stay to discover the quiet landscapes of the Morbihan Gulf (inner sea), listed as one of the most beautiful bay in the word.
Ideal size for a group: 20 to 35 guests.
Optional conferences on request.
Coach transportation on request
DAY 1: RENNES – VANNES
Arrival of the group at Rennes in the early morning. Meet your passionate guide. First discover La Roche aux Fées, the largest covered walkway in Brittany then drive to southern Brittany. Walking guided visit of Vannes medieval center, listed as a “City of Art and History”. Known for its fortifications and its colorful half-timbered houses Vannes is worth the detour for its marina, the ideal setting to enjoy a sunny coffee break. Welcome Dinner & Overnight in Vannes/Carnac region.
DAY 2 : VANNES – CARNAC – VANNES
A whole day dedicated to CARNAC megalithic peninsula. To be visited : the prehistory museum of Carnac, the alignments of Le Menec, Kermario and Kerlescan: over 3000 standing stones in the process of being classified as UNESCO World Heritage sites, the incredible viewpoint from Saint Michel chapel and more intimate sites hidden near the alignments. End of the day at leisure to relax by the sea. Overnight in Vannes/Carnac
DAY 3: VANNES – LOCMARIAQUER – GOLFE DU MORBIHAN – GAVRINIS – VANNES
Your discovery continues with Locmariaquer numerous Neolithic sites: the dolmens of Mane Lud and Pierres Plates, the tumulus of Er Grah, the Table des Marchand cairn, and the Great Broken Menhir, which was the highest menhir known in the world… Embark for a cruise in the Gulf of MORBIHAN, now classified as one of the most beautiful bays in the world. Stop on the Island of Gavrinis which shelters a megalithic monument of world renown: the Cairn of Gavrinis decorated with unexplained engravings remarkably preserved. Overnight in Vannes/Carnac.
DAY 4: VANNES – BROCÉLIANDE – MONTÉNEUF – RENNES
Departure towards the famous & mysterious Broceliande Forest… Walk towards these enigmatic sites, linked with King Arthur Legend: see the grave of Merlin the Wizard, discover the No Return Valley.. You will be surprised to notice that these legends originated around ancient megalithic remains. On the return journey stop at Monteneuf : another surprenant alignment of menhirs.
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Location: Brittany: Rennes to Vannes
Itinerary highlights: Carnac, Gavrinis, Locmariaquer, Morbihan Bay
Period of validity: April to September 2020
3*** hotel basis
– from 415 € on the basis of 15 paying participants
– from 380€ on the basis of 20 paying participants
– from 360 € on the basis of 25 paying participants
4**** hotel basis
– from 483€ on the basis of 15 paying participants
– from 447€ on the basis of 20 paying participants
– from 426€ on the basis of 25 paying participants
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