Locmariaquer's megalithic site features three structures epitomising Breton megalithic architecture: the great broken menhir, the dolmen known as the Merchants' Table and the Er Grah tumulus, all of which were erected between 4,700 and 3,800 B.C.. This was the Neolithic period, when man began to form settlements, to experiment with and develop animal husbandry, farming, pottery, weaving, etc.
A tour of the site is an excellent introduction to megalithic civilisation and architecture, featuring as it does the three types of monuments from that era. Also, the whole is ideally situated in a stunning natural setting overlooking the Morbihan Gulf and Quiberon Bay. In the Neolithic period, before the level of the seas rose, these expanses would have been not gulf and bay but expansive, grassy plains...
From Monday 1 September to Wednesday 31 December 2014 :
Every day, from 10:00 to 12:30
Every day, from 14:00 to 17:15
Admission prices :
Full price : 5.5 €
Up to 25 years : Free
Reduced price : 4 €
Group rates (adults) : 4.5 €
Closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December