Carnac

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 Tourism, holiday & travel in Carnac
TownCarnac
Insee code56034
Postcode56340
Latitude47.5846930
Longitude-3.0777860
AltitudeFrom 0 to 45 meters
Surface32.71 km²
Population4381 inhabitants
Density133 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelsPlouharnel at 3.3 km (7 min)
Chief townVannes (at 33 km, 29 min)La Trinité-sur-Mer at 4.6 km (8 min)
DepartmentMorbihanSaint-Philibert at 7.3 km (12 min)
RegionBrittanySearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Sheltered by the Bay of Quiberon, Carnac is world famous for its rows of menhirs, but also a perfect resort with sandy beaches, which enjoys a mild climate all year round.

Link bus between Carnac, La Trinité-sur-Mer and Plouharnel all year.


SIGHTSEEING

  • Carnac megalithic center is very important, famous worldwide for its alignments consisting of 2792 menhirs, some of which exceed 3 m in height! Guided tours are organized by season (all year groups). Inquiries +33 2 97 52 89 99.
  • Museum of Prehistory J. Miln - Z. Le Rouzic: One of the richest collections in the prehistoric world, more than 6,600 objects from a hundred archaeological sites in Brittany. Inquiries +33 2 97 52 22 04.
  • Tourist train offering tours with commentary from Easter to October (reservations and information groups to +33 2 97 24 06 29).
  • Many dolmens.
  • Great view over the bay of Quiberon from the chapel of Saint Michel and Saint Michel tumulus.
  • The church of Saint Cornely remarkable 17th century and 750 sqm of fully decorated arches.
  • The charm of the old fishing village of St. Columban and chapel of the 16th century
  • The handle of the Po and its famous oysters.
  • Port en Dro.
  • The old salt marshes and their birds.
  • The Cross of Emigrants.
  • The soft sandy beaches, miles of happiness.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Carnac
Leisure centresBeach Saint-Colomban,   Beach Ty Bihan,   Beach of Beaumer,   Beach of Légenèse,   Beach of the Men Du,   Big Beach of Carnac,   Casino of Carnac,   Museum James Miln - Zacharie Le Rouzic
MonumentsChurch Saint-Cornély,   Menhir Alignment of Kermario
Natural sitesHeadland Saint-Columban

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Festival Place to Mômes: every Tuesday at 18h in July and August.
  • Breizh Sand Tour during the summer.
  • Christmas Market.
  • Program of family entertainment to holidays.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Discover the oyster bedsCulture and educationFrom 19 € to 29 €Baden (11.5 km)
Boat trip on a sailboat heritageNature and the outdoorsFrom 49 € to 59 €Arzon (12.7 km)
Sea diving at Ria d’EtelSports sensations49 €Plouhinec (15.6 km)
Taste oysters and clamsLocal flavours7 €Île-aux-Moines (17.9 km)
Sea trip in the Morbihan Gulf and islandsNature and the outdoorsFrom 29 € to 50 €Arradon (18 km)

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PHOTOS

Alignments CarnacAlignments Carnac
 
Range Légenèse - CarnacRange Légenèse - Carnac
Alignment Kermario (© JE)Alignment Kermario (© JE)
 
Alignment Kermario (© JE)Alignment Kermario (© JE)
Lit on the large menhir (© JE)Lit on the large menhir (© JE)
  

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WEATHER

Saturday 20 December
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Min. 5°C - Max. 11°C
Sunday 21 December
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Min. 5°C - Max. 11°C
Monday 22 December
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Min. 10°C - Max. 12°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantAuberge Le Ratelier  
9
Carnac
Heart of Britain - the heart of Morbihan, Carnac, the Auberge Le Ratelier welcomes you to its charming hotel-restaurant. An old farmhouse with a warm and woody, with a fireplace, perfect...
Located in Carnac41 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantRestaurant du Tumulus  
9.1
  SPECIAL OFFER
Carnac
The address is known in the Bay of Quiberon both the quality of fish and shellfish that they serve, for its gorgeous views. Add to this a spacious dining room and bright. A space that...
Located in Carnac36 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Clipper
Carnac
The Resort Hotel welcomes you in Carnac, a seaside resort with a rich history. The hotel restaurant offers a variety of different concepts to satisfy all tastes and appetites. Among...
Located in Carnac41 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 5 bedroomsLes chaumières de Kerimel    
9.4
Ploemel
Our éco-friendly BnB is situated in a lovely old farmhouse from the 17th, consisting of several buildings identifying a large yard grass and flowers, is not far from the beaches of...
Located 6.8 km from CarnacFrom 88 € to 98 € the double room 
House with 6 bedroomsLa chaloupe  
Saint-Pierre-Quiberon
50 m from the beach in a small Gaulish village very quiet boat offers 12 rooms with private sanitary and heating.
Located 6.8 km from CarnacFrom 50 € to 65 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsKer-Ysta    
9
Erdeven
The old barn dated of the 17th century has been done in a lovely mix of traditional (old beams and stone walls) and modern: soft grey pleasingly married with more vibrant green, blue...
Located 9.4 km from CarnacFrom 75 € to 85 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 4 personsLa Rocaille  
8
Carnac
1. In the ground floor. Garage (two cars) - 2 Upstairs apartment. 35m² with dining including, 1 table. Round, 4 chairs, 1 stool, 1 sofa bed (2 people) - 1 lamppost, 1 tv, 1 small bar...
Located in CarnacFrom 260 € to 500 € per week 
Apartment for 2 personsRésidence la cormorane, studio 32
Carnac
Studio 50 meters from the beach of Carnac, on the ground floor with. Enclosed garden, private parking, security code. Entrance, kitchenette, living room, bathroom, balcony south aw...
Located in CarnacFrom 200 € to 450 € per week 
Villa for 6 personsBelle villa spacieuse et agréable  
8.8
Plouharnel
In the old village Plouharnel, opposite the chapel 'Our Lady of the Flowers ' and close to the coastal path independent Villa spacious and very comfortable with a large garden ideally...
Located 2.9 km from CarnacFrom 395 € to 1100 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
69 places over 1,8 haCamping de kérabus    
8.8
Carnac
Nice campsite at the entrance of Carnac, and just 200 m from the menhirs. Known for its quiet and family atmosphere, you will be seduced by its wooded park of pine trees.
Located in CarnacFrom 16.20 € to 19.30 € per day 
130 places over 2,7 haCamping le dolmen    
8.5
Carnac
Between land and sea, this campsite is located 600 m from the beach and 900 m from shops, rent a mobile home equipped with microwave and TV, camping trailer, with Wifi access, a grocery...
Located in CarnacFrom 18.50 € to 30.50 € per day 
250 places over 5 haCamping Kervilor    
9.4
La Trinité-sur-Mer
With its 250 sites of 5 acres of camping Kervilor welcomes you in quiet and green, with marked pitches and all services on site: mobile homes, heated swimming pools, water slides, multitrack,...
Located 3.7 km from CarnacFrom 16 € to 29.65 € per day 

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HOTELS

BEST WESTERN PLUS Celtique Hôtel et Spa - Hotel in CarnacBEST WESTERN PLUS Celtique Hôtel et Spa     
8.2
Carnac
Located in Carnac, this Best Western Hotel is just 50 metres from the beach. It has a heated indoor swimming pool and a spa centre with a sauna, hammam and hot tub. The Best Western...
Located in CarnacRoom from 65 €
Hotel Le Churchill - Hotel in CarnacHotel Le Churchill     
8.8
Carnac
Just in front of the sea, Le Churchill is nestled right by Carnac beach. It offers comfortable and elegant accommodation, free Wi-Fi and free public parking. The hotel provides guests...
Located in Carnac
Carnac Thalasso & Spa Resort hotel 4* - Hotel in CarnacCarnac Thalasso & Spa Resort hotel 4*     
7.7
Carnac
Carnac Thalasso & Spa Resort hotel 4* is located 1.5 km from the centre of Carnac Plage and 200 metres from the la Grande Plage beach. Guests of the Carnac Thalasso & Spa Resort hotel...
Located in CarnacRoom from 114 €

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Park & Suites Elégance Vannes
Located in Vannes, just less than 2 km from the port and historic part of the city, Park & Suites Elégance Vannes offers a fitness centre, sauna and luggage...
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