Cairn de Barnenez
Explore the Barnanez cairn, the largest Megalithic mausoleum in Europe, lying at the top of a steeply sloping peninsula in the bay of Morlaix in the Finistère.
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Opening / Closing
Times may vary
May and June every day 10 am to 6 pm
July to August every day 10 am to 6.30 pm
September to April every day except Monday 10 am to 12:30 pm and 2 to 5:30 pm
Last admission 30 mins before closing
1 January, 1 May, 1 and 11 November, 25 December
Adult rate : 5,50 €
Reduced rate : 4 €
Adult group rate : 4,50 € (minimum 20 persons)
School group rate : 20 € (maximum 35 students, 2 accompananying adults included, adult group rate for additional accompananying adult)
Free admission :
Minors under 18 (family visit)
18-25 years old (for people under 26 years old who are citizens of one the 27 countries of EU or are non-European permanent residents of France)
Disabled visitors and their escorts
NOUVEAU ! En partenariat avec le château du Taureau, un billet plein tarif acheté dans l'un des deux monuments donne droit à un tarif préférentiel dans le second monument visité.
From Morlaix: secondary road D 76 towards Plouezoch and the Barnenez peninsula
F 33 / (0)2 98 79 51 58
Longitude : -3.8584
Visiting the Barnenez cairn
• Virtuoso builders. Two sorts of vaulting are used in these tombs, either a flat stone as is used in normal dolmens or a ‘false’ rounded dome made out of a clever structure of little flat stones. It was built in Neolithic times (4 00 to 3500 BC), during which period man became sedentary and started farming.
• A ‘rediscovered’ site. It was identified as a "tumulus" (man-made earth mound) in 1850, but rediscovered in 1955 when it was being used as a quarry. From 1955 to 1968 excavation and consolidation work was carried out, and this enormous mound of stones regained its original appearance.
with a visit document in french, english, german, italian, spanish, netherland, breton lenght : 30 min
in french, commented visits are assured by the monument’s guides (included with admission) at : 11H ; 14h30 and 16H. From may, more visits are programmed. Lenght : 45 min
Visite publics spécifiques
Pour les individuels
Gratuité pour le visiteur handicapé et son accompagnateur
Pour les groupes
35 € pour une visite d'une heure (20 personnes maximum)
Prévoir un justificatif
Virginie Lepage (référent publics handicapés)
Tél. 02 97 52 77 32
Gift and book shop
Guide Dog allowed
Visiteurs à mobilité réduite
Possibility to borrow a wheelchair at reception (62 cm wide).
Visiteurs mal et non-voyants
Visiteurs sourds et malentendants
Library - shop
Bus Parking 25m
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