Sightseeing route in Carnac


【City description】

It’s a small seaside town. But when you visit the inland town, you’ll find uncountable stones put in row in the field. Although we think that it was made in the prehistoric age, we haven’t understood yet. Because it is far from the town, you should take a tram which runs between April and September. If you visit the other season, you rent a car. In addition, the thalassotherapy is famous in this town.

【Overall rating】


【Time required】

 2 h 30


 11.50 euros



【Sightseeing route】



★Although it’s possible to visit the city by train, it’s so far from the station and you must take a bus of the line 1. You can take a bus at Auray station, Quiberon station and Plouharnel station. So, you should visit Auray or Quiberon with Carnac. It takes 30 minutes from Auray, 40 minutes from Quiberon and 10 minutes from Plouharnel. The ticket is 2 euros.

Time Table

①Bus stop; Carnac Plage Office de Tourisme

②Tourist Information Center

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to Druides Avenue in front of the tourist information center and turn left at a forked road. When you arrive at the sea, turn right to go to a bridge. it takes 15 minutes by walk.

③Station of the small tram

Time required: 50 min / Admission fee: 7.50 euros

Opening hour: leave each 20 minutes 10 am – 6 pm from April and September (between 9 h 30 am – 6 h 30 pm in July and August)

Close: between October and March

It’s useful to visit the stone alignments.

Official Site

★At first, the tram goes to the seaside and arrives at a town of La Trinité-sur-Mer. It’s possible to get off and visit this town. After this town, the tram goes to the stone alignments. It takes 20 minutes.

④Kerlescan Alignments

Alignements de Kerlescan

⑤Kermario Alignments

Alignements de Kermario

⑥Ménec Alignments

Alignements du Ménec

★After those three aligments, the tram arrives at a stop.

⑦Megalith Museum

Maison des Mégalithes

Time required: 30 min / Admission fee: 0 euro (9 euros for the guide tour)

Opening hour: 9 h 30 am – 6 pm (10 am – 1 pm / 2 pm – 5 pm between October and March)

Close: 1/1, 5/1, 12/25

★Get off the tram when you come back the stop on the bridge. Return to the bus stop with the same route. It takes 15 minutes by walk.


Bus stop; Carnac Plage Office de Tourisme