Carnac & La Trinité-sur-Mer
A 50 minute drive will take you to the beautiful southern coast line where you will find the 5 beaches of Carnac, The Megaliths (standing stones) and the port of La Trinité-sur-Mer
Also within Carnac and the port of La Trinité-sur-Mer you will find many Restaurants, Cafe's, Bars, Tabacs and shops.
We would recommend a visit here, firstly by stopping at the Megaliths centre, from here take the land train for an hours tour, it has English and French commentary and will take you from the megaliths through the town of Carnac on through La Trinite-sur-Mer and back through the megaliths, you will see far more standing stones than walking and will get a guided tour, excellent trip and worth the train fare, you can then drive to any of the places you have seen on your tour and explore, a great way to get very quick info on the area
History of Carnac Stones:
The Carnac Stones were hewn from local rock and erected by the pre-Celtic people of Brittany.
The megaliths were erected during the Neolithicperiod which lasted from 4500 BC until 2000 BC. The precise date of the stones is difficult to ascertain as little dateable material has been found beneath them.
About 3300 BC is the date most commonly estimated for the site's main phase of activity, but some megaliths may date to as early as 4500 BC.
One interpretation of the site is that successive generations visited the site to erect stones in honour of their ancestors.