Carnac tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Carnac is famius worldwide because of the extensive number of prehistoric standing stones and dolmens nearby

Carnac is situated in the Morbihan department and Brittany region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Carnac. For detailed visitor information see the Carnac travel guide.

Attractions in Carnac

Sooner or later you might fatigue of the thousands of prehistoric monuments in head for the small resort and beach at Carnac Plage!: Carnac Plage

Tourist classifications for Carnac include "most beautiful village".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Carnac in Brittany.

Popular places to visit nearby include La Trinite sur Mer at 4 km and Locmariaquer at 10 km.

Carnac, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Carnac Plage

Carnac Plage

Seaside resort at 1 km (direction south)

Sooner or later you might fatigue of the thousands of prehistoric monuments...

See Carnac Plage guide
La Trinite sur Mer

La Trinite sur Mer

at 4 km (direction east)

The quiet harbour town of La Trinité-sur-Mer is where you can discover...

See La Trinite sur Mer guide


at 10 km (direction east)

The quiet small town of Locmariquer is best known for the famous...

See Locmariaquer guide


at 11 km (direction south-south-west)

Apart from the town itself, the main attraction here is the scenery...

See Quiberon guide


at 12 km (direction north-east)

Auray is a an attractive town with lovely views across the port...

See Auray guide


at 12 km (direction north-east)

The picturesque harbour area of Saint-Goustan is a lovely place for a...

See Saint-Goustan guide
Port Navalo

Port Navalo

at 13 km (direction east-south-east)

Port Navalo is a small traditional and unspoiled port near Arzon...

See Port Navalo guide
Port de Crouesty

Port de Crouesty

at 14 km (direction east-south-east)

Port Crouesty is a new port development near Arzon, with a picturesque...

See Port de Crouesty guide


at 15 km (direction east)

Arzon is a tiny village with basic facilities near the coast...

See Arzon guide
Sainte-Anne d'Auray

Sainte-Anne d'Auray

at 16 km (direction north-east)

This ensemble of religious monuments in Sainte-Anne-d'Auray was a most unexpected discovery...

See Sainte-Anne d'Auray guide
Ile aux Moines

Ile aux Moines

Island at 18 km (direction east)

In the Morbihan Gulf, the Ile-aux-Moines is also very easy to reach...

See Ile aux Moines guide


at 20 km (direction east-south-east)

The quiet village of Saint-Guildas is visited for the Abbey Church and...

See Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys guide


Island at 21 km (direction east)

The beaches and scenery along the coastal footpath combine to make the...

See Ile-d'Arz guide
Morbihan Gulf

Morbihan Gulf

at 21 km (direction east)

The Gulf of Morbihan, almost a protected lagoon on the southern coast...

See Morbihan Gulf guide

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Map of places to visit near Carnac


Markets in and near Carnac

Market days in Carnac: weekly market: Wednesday & Sunday;

  • Carnac: market Wednesday & Sunday (0km)
  • Plouharnel: market Friday (3km)
  • La Trinite-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (3km)
  • Erdeven: market Thursday (9km)
  • Saint-Pierre-Quiberon: market Monday - seasonal market only (9km)
  • Saint-Pierre-Quiberon: market Thursday (9km)
  • Locmariaquer: market Tuesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Quiberon: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (11km)
  • Quiberon: market Saturday (11km)
  • Auray: market Monday (12km)

More information about Carnac, Brittany

Tourist attractions near Carnac, France

What to do at Carnac? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Carnac.


  • Aquarium de Vannes (24km)

Grand sites of France

  • Massif Dunaire de Gavres-Quiberon (24km)

National Monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Kerambar’h (18km)
  • Parc Victor Chevassu (28km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Saint-Philibert (Morbihan) (6km)
  • Presqu'île de Quiberon (10km)
  • Étang de Toulvern (12km)
  • Phare de Port-Navalo (13km)
  • Source - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (17km)
  • Golfe du Morbihan (21km)
  • Pont du Vincin (22km)
  • Moulin à marée de Campen (22km)
  • Vincin (22km)
  • Embouchure - Vincin (Rivière de Conleau) (23km)
  • Maison rose (Séné) (23km)
  • Presqu'île de Conleau (23km)
  • Embouchure - Marle (23km)
  • Presqu'île de Rhuys (23km)
  • Pont de Kérino (25km)
  • Source - Marle (26km)
  • Presqu'île de la Villeneuve (26km)
  • Anse de Mancel (26km)
  • Embouchure - Rivière de Noyalo (27km)
  • Passage Saint-Armel (27km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des marais de Séné (28km)
  • Source - Rivière de Noyalo (40km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • La Vraie-Croix (42km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de Pont-Scorff (35km)

Geography and distances

Carnac is in the north-west of France at 25 kilometres from Vannes, the department capital (general information: Carnac is 426 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Carnac

Canton: Quiberon

Arrondissement: Lorient

Department: Morbihan

Region: Brittany

Postcode: 56340

Distance to Carnac

from Vannes (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 426 km

from Calais: 518 km

from Nice: 912 km

from Bordeaux: 361 km

from Strasbourg: 811 km

Getting here

Most visitors While most UK visitors will arrive by car from the ferry port at Saint Malo a drive of 2-3 hours is still common. For driving distances to Carnac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Crach, La Trinite-sur-Mer, Morbihan region, Plouharnel and Saint-Philibert.

This page in French: Visiter Carnac