Cairn de Gavrinis
Fascinating mound dating back to the 4th century BC…
Historic site and monument, Megalith
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At the very heart of the Gulf of Morbihan, stop off at the Isle of Gavrinis and discover the cairn dating back to the 4th century BC, a real megalithic masterpiece.The Isle of Gavrinis is just a 10 minute boat trip from the port of Larmor-Baden, in the Gulf of Morbihan, via one of the numerous boat shuttles. Once on terra firma, and for conservation reasons, the journey continues with a guided tour. It’s a good idea to phone first to check out the times. The Gavrinis monument is a passage grave (covered in dry stone), built around 3500 BC. The particular feature of this place lies in the magnificent carvings present on virtually all of the slabs of both the passage and the chamber. The symbols are characteristic of art from the Neolithic period (axes, crosses, deities).
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