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Carnac
Travel Guide

Carnac showing a beach

A pretty town in southern Brittany, Carnac has something for everyone, with its beaches, activities and cultural heritage dating back to prehistoric times!

Situated in the department of Morbihan, a region with over 550 megalithic sites, Carnac can certainly hold its own, as it's home to the world-famous Carnac megalithic site. Here you'll find menhirs, tumuli, dolmens and other standing stones incredibly aligned over two and a half miles and still full of mystery today. You'll certainly wonder why these stones are standing upright and in alignment. Come to the site, which is in the process of being awarded UNESCO world heritage status, and come up with your own theory! Walks and activities are on offer all year round to make your visit even more interesting.

As Brittany's sunniest town, Carnac is also well known for its pine forest-lined fine sandy beaches between the Gulf of Morbihan and Quiberon Bay; come and enjoy a dip or the many water sports on offer, such as surfing, sailing, land sailing, jet-skiing, kitesurfing, paddleboarding or kayaking. If water sports are your thing, needless to say Carnac won't disappoint!

The town is also known for its thalassotherapy with the Institut de thalassothérapie de Carnac, as well as its many spas and beauty centres for total relaxation.

When it comes to food, you can enjoy Breton specialities, such as oysters, seafood, crêpes and Breton waffles, not to mention cider and Kouign-amann, or butter cake.

If you're still not convinced by the many attractions this Breton seaside resort has to offer, numerous activities are available all year round, such as markets, concerts, exhibitions, nature walks and adventure parks, to name just a few. Carnac is a lively town!

Getting to Carnac is easy by car from Paris, or by high-speed train to Auray, which is the nearest station. If you prefer to travel by air, Nantes Airport is nearby with connections to London.

Le Diana Hotel and Spa NUXE
Le Diana Hotel and Spa NUXE
4 out of 5
21 Boulevard De La Plage, Carnac, Morbihan
The price is £85 per night from 19 May to 19 May
Situated on the boardwalk, this spa hotel is steps away from Quiberon Bay and Carnac Beach. Casino Circus de Carnac and Musee de Carnac are also within 1 mi ...
4.3/5Excellent! (87 reviews)
Lovely stay!
"Hotel is located right in front of beach, unfortunately the road in front is under construction. Had a very had time find the way to the hotel and into the parking lot. But once you find it, it was all easy. Spacious room with wooden floor, clean and with a nice size balcony that has a side view ..."

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2018

Le Diana Hotel and Spa NUXE
Hotel Du Tumulus
Hotel Du Tumulus
3 out of 5
Chemin du Tumulus, Carnac, Morbihan
The price is £78 per night from 19 May to 19 May
Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Quiberon Bay and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Carnac Beach. Musee de Carnac and Casino Circus de Carnac ...
4.2/5Very Good! (39 reviews)
Family stay at hôte Tumulus
"We had to stay in an old house quite far away outside the hotel. The beds were not comfortable, we had booked 2 double king size beds and we had 2 single beds and 1 sofa bed. Decoration needs a serious refresh overall."

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2019

Hotel Du Tumulus
Hôtel & Spa Les Salines Carnac by Thalazur
Hôtel & Spa Les Salines Carnac by Thalazur
4 out of 5
2 avenue de l'Atlantique, Carnac, Morbihan
The price is £104 per night from 8 Jun to 8 Jun
This family-friendly Carnac hotel is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Quiberon Bay and Carnac Beach. Carnac Menhirs and Golfe du Morbihan are ...
4.1/5Very Good! (338 reviews)
Impulse stay as escape from camping
"Lovely spa, restful room and pleasant breakfast"

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2020

Hôtel & Spa Les Salines Carnac by Thalazur
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Résidence & SPA Les Salines By Thalazur
Résidence & SPA Les Salines By Thalazur
3 out of 5
1 Allée Fleur de Sel, Carnac, Morbihan
Situated near the boardwalk, this spa aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Quiberon Bay and Carnac Beach. Grande Plage and Plage de Légenèse are also within ...
3.3/5 (3 reviews)
Super endroit et studio propre
"Super séjour, cadre idéal et studio bien équipé. Seul bémol, le petit déjeuner à 17 euros sur demande, clairement décevant (viennoiserie congelé, compotes du commerce et café de machine...)"

Reviewed on 12 May 2021

Résidence & SPA Les Salines By Thalazur
Port EN DRO '
Port EN DRO '
Carnac, Brittany
Situated on the waterfront, this romantic apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Quiberon Bay and Carnac Beach. Grande Plage and Plage de Légenèse are ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Bien
"Bien pour notre cours séjour"

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2021

Port EN DRO '
Superbe Appartement Dans Résidence Calme Familiale
Superbe Appartement Dans Résidence Calme Familiale
Situated in Carnac, this condo is within a 10-minute walk of Quiberon Bay and Carnac Beach. Plage de Beaumer and Grande Plage are also within 15 minutes.
Superbe Appartement Dans Résidence Calme Familiale
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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19 Jul 2019

has undergone some upgrading since last visit a few years ago. Would certainly go back

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