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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Morbihan

Carnac - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Morbihan

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.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude47.5846930 (N 47° 35’ 5”)
Longitude-3.0777860 (W 3° 4’ 40”)
Surface area32.71 km²
Population4356 inhabitants
Density133 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureVannes (33 km, 29 min)
Insee code56034
IntercommunalityCC Auray Quiberon Terre Atlantique

Nearest cities & towns

Plouharnel3.3 km (7 min)
La Trinité-sur-Mer4.6 km (8 min)
Saint-Philibert7.3 km (12 min)
Ploemel7.9 km (9 min)
Erdeven9.2 km (13 min)
Crach9.8 km (14 min)
Locmariaquer13 km (18 min)
Auray13.3 km (17 min)
Saint-Pierre-Quiberon14 km (20 min)
Étel14.6 km (19 min)
Pluneret17 km (18 min)
Locoal-Mendon17.2 km (20 min)
Belz17.3 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities


Alignments Carnac
Alignments Carnac
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Range Légenèse - Carnac
Range Légenèse - Carnac
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Alignment Kermario (© JE)
Alignment Kermario (© JE)
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Alignment Kermario (© JE)
Alignment Kermario (© JE)
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Lit on the large menhir (© JE)
Lit on the large menhir (© JE)
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Cruise on a tall ship in the Gulf
Nature and the great outdoors25 € to 48 € Arzon (14.5 km)
Sea diving at Ria d’Etel
Sports sensations49 € Plouhinec (15.6 km)
Taste oysters and clams
Local flavours7 € Île-aux-Moines (17.9 km)
Sea trip in the Morbihan Gulf and islands
Nature and the great outdoors29 € to 50 € Arradon (18 km)
Sailing trip of 16 m with skipper
Nature and the great outdoors102 € to 600 € Lorient (27 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Great Megalithic Arc
HikeEasy2h30Erdeven (7.7 km)
Old Bono bridge - Port of Saint-Goustan
HikeEasy3h00Bono (12.1 km)
The Tour of the Small Sea of Gâvres
Village visitEasy3h30Port-Louis (25 km)
Langroëz Trail la vraie-croix
HikeEasy3h00La Vraie-Croix (42 km)
Popinettes Trail, Questembert
HikeIntermediate4h25Questembert (48 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals