Carnac is a cute sea resort in South Brittany that's world famous for its stones. But that's not all! Find out what you can expect from your camping holiday near Carnac!
Carnac, its beaches and seafront
Before you tackle Carnac's menhirs, take time out to soak up the atmosphere at the famous resort. The sea resort with five beaches is buzzing in summer and famous for its spa and casino. Between dips go for a walk on the beach boulevard, gaze at old seafront villas and settle into the sun-soaked terraces to sample a platter of oysters fresh from the sea. Nestled deep in Quiberon Bay between Carnac and Plouharnel, Anse du Pô is the place for Morbihan's signature flat oyster. Take a walk on the custom officer's trail to explore the natural gems at this Natura 2000 site where generations of producers have come to breed oysters with their famous flavour.
The biggest collection of menhirs in the world!
With over 3000 megaliths, south Morbihan and specifically the Carnac area is home to the densest collection of dolmens and menhirs in the world, erected over 6000 years ago. The Ménec alignments have 1099 menhirs in 11 rows, the tallest of which is almost 4m high. Venture a little further to the Tumulus Saint-Michel, a huge neolithic grave mound with a little chapel at the top. The view of Quiberon Bay is quite something. Last but not least, don't leave Carnac without visiting the Prehistory Museum home to one of the best prehistoric collections in Europe.
Book your campsite rental near Carnac
Fancy soaking up the social campsite spirit and premium accommodation to explore Carnac and Morbihan? Our 3* L'Atlantys campsite is a 50 minute drive from Carnac. A perfect base for explore the Megalith Coast running from the Quiberon peninsula to Morbihan Gulf. The Carnac Stones may be the most famous but there are lots of other menhirs, dolmens and tumulus to see: the Gavrinis Cairn, Kerzerho Giants, Tumiac Tumulus in Arzon and the Crucuno dolmen in Plouharnel to name but a few.