Carnac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Carnac in Morbihan

Visit Carnac: highlights and tourist information

Travel Guide  To Visit  Attractions 

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

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.

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

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".

Popular places to visit nearby include La Trinite sur Mer at 4 km and Locmariaquer at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Carnac, France: places to visit and attractions

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

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Morbihan

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

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

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

Carnac is in the north-west of France. 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