Cairn de Barnenez

Landmarks and Historic Buildings

Situated on the Kernéléhén peninsula in the Finistère-Nord region, the Barnenez Cairn is a truly exceptional megalithic site. This large tumulus is, in fact, composed of two adjacent cairns (stone pyramids), dating from 4500 to 3500 BC, known as the "Prehistoric Parthenon".

This vast construction made entirely from carefully piled stones comprises eleven funeral chambers connected by galleries. The Barnenez site is a gem of the Neolithic age when mankind began to settle, develop livestock farming and agriculture, pottery, weaving and other civilised crafts.

Exclusive Offer

Brittany Ferries has teamed up with Centre des Monuments Nationaux to bring you an exclusive offer. Gain access to this stunning site for just €5 per person. Simply present your cabin key or boarding card when purchasing your tickets.

Places to visit nearby

St Pol de Léon in Brittany is an historic town known for its religious heritage and the vegetable farming around the town, which made it one of the largest market-garden regions in Europe.

Morlaix in Brittany is a medieval town famous for its 19th century viaduct, charming 16th century half-timber houses and the beautiful Bay of Morlaix.

Roscoff is a picturesque fishing village on the North coast of Brittany and is an idyllic introduction to Brittany's rustic charms.

Nearby attractions

Originally built by the residents and traders of Morlaix to protect the town from the English in 1544, the Château du Taureau has changed its purpose several times during its lifetime.

The Cathedral St Paul Aurelian is one of St Pol de Léon's most famous landmarks.

The Kreisker chapel has the highest spire in all of Brittany and is a beautiful Romanesque chapel in St Pol de Léon.