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Gavrinis Island

France
+33 2 97 57 19 38
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The best suite of Britanny’s Neolithic rock engraving

The visit to the island site requires advanced reservations. We asked our hotel to make the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bob B
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Holiday, Florida
Feeling the weight of ages over your head

If you are interested in History you cannor miss this visit. Together with Carnac and the nearby... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Citizen V
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Madrid
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This scenic island is popular for its breathtaking natural beauty as well as its many prehistoric ruins.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The visit to the island site requires advanced reservations. We asked our hotel to make the reservations for us, drove to the port, presented ourselves to the ticket agent, verbally confirmed our reservations by day and time, and paid with a credit card. The ticket...More

Thank Bob B
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

If you are interested in History you cannor miss this visit. Together with Carnac and the nearby Locmariaquer, Gavrinis gives you a strong feeling of connection with the past and the Neolithic culture. It is necessary to plan this visit in advance, yet the only...More

2  Thank Citizen V
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

One has to get a reservation to take the little boat ride to the island to see the most spectacular engravings we have seen outside of Newgrange in Ireland. Only about 8 people can crowd into the tomb at one time. The guide only spoke...More

3  Thank vdempsey
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

I'm sure that the Cairn is well worth the trip but it appears impossible to buy tickets on-line. Which means that you have to drive there. That took us an hour at the end of which we were greeted by 'we're full today and then...More

Thank Jon63
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

I really wanted to visit the cairn is it is pretty unique in its decorations. Not being able to drive made getting there a bit complicated, as the public transport to Larmor Baden, from where the visit starts, is very irregular. I was staying in...More

4  Thank Marieke F
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Had a great visit to Gavrinis which cost €44 for two people. The tickets enabled us to get half price I to any of three other sites in morbihan. The booking was simple with no language barrier. You need to book in advance, I drove...More

3  Thank Spandorexxa
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Reviewed 12 March 2016

To get to Gavrinis Island you need to go to Larmour Baden where you catch the boat. We were early so we bought some lunch at a small store and ate whilst we waited for the office to open which it did at 13.30. We...More

5  Thank Trish M
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Reviewed 2 October 2015

We are on Gavrinis Island, looking at a cairn that was built at least 4000 years BC and it has around 28 slabs fully covered with wonderfull engravings. The only problem is they do not let you take any picture inside, but just looking at...More

4  Thank Carolina B
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Reviewed 21 September 2015

Others have done a nice job of explaining what you see and there are several good websites that can provide more information. TripAdvisor does not permit me to post them, but they are not that hard to find. I suggest you do your own homework...More

2  Thank phat_dawg_21
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

In a region rich in menhirs and dolmens, if you want to visit only one site, this is it! It is a passage dolmen covered by a cairn located on an island. The passage is quite long over 13 meters (45 ft). What makes Gavrinis...More

3  Thank FSYMP
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le passeur des iles on line reservation easy and speed... exemple : september 20, 2016 2 people. crossing and guided tour = 46€
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