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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.

Top hotels in Carnac

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Thalazur Carnac Hôtel Les Salines
Thalazur Carnac Hôtel Les Salines
4 out of 5
2 avenue de l'Atlantique, Carnac, Morbihan
The price is £110 per night

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! (326 reviews)
A relaxing hotel for a nice relaxing short break.

"Unfortunately at the moment there are a lot of road alterations going on along the roads near the hotel. It does not cause a problem with noise but it is quite difficult to get along the seafront with a car. You can walk along. The hotel was very quiet and the surroundings are peaceful. There is ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jun 2019

Thalazur Carnac Hôtel Les Salines
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 £79 per night

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! (81 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
Lann Roz
Lann Roz
3 out of 5
36 avenue de la Poste, Carnac
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £95 per night

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Quiberon Bay and Carnac Beach. Casino Circus de Carnac and Musee de Carnac are also within ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (39 reviews)

"great location, helpful staff and excellent evening meal"…"

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2019

Lann Roz

Popular places to visit in Carnac

Carnac Beach
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Carnac Beach

5/5(5 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Carnac Beach, a popular beach in Carnac. While you're in the area, wander around the natural setting.

Grande Plage
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Grande Plage

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Grande Plage during your trip to Carnac? Amble around the area's beaches or visit its spas.

Chateau de Suscinio
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Chateau de Suscinio

You can find out about the history of Sarzeau with a stop at Chateau de Suscinio. While you're in the area, stroll along the waterfront.

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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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