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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 12 July 2018
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_Viajero
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Madrid, Spain
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This scenic island is popular for its breathtaking natural beauty as well as its many prehistoric ruins.
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

When we made boookings for a week in Brittany and one of the points we particularly looked forward to was the Gavrinis Isl cairn. We are interested in archaeology and this passage tomb looked stunning, but some aspects of the visit were unfortunately very disappointing....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Daveom
Reviewed 12 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Bob B
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

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank Citizen_Viajero
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

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank vdempsey
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

Date of experience: September 2016
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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

Date of experience: July 2016
5  Thank Marieke F
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

Date of experience: June 2016
3  Thank den_tone1984
Reviewed 11 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

Date of experience: October 2015
5  Thank Trish M
Reviewed 1 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

Date of experience: July 2015
4  Thank Carolina B
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

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank phat_dawg_21
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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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