Sunday, March 17, 2013

Carnac Standing Stones


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Maybe we can all satisfy our yearnings for France, until we get there again.
When Earl and I visited France in 2010, we stayed with friends in Nantes. They are the most energetic tour guides ever. They took us to see the standing stones of Carnac. Here's the Wikipedia article on the stones.
I always pictured an arrangement of standing stones similar to Stonehenge, but these stones went on for miles and miles and miles. More than 3000 stones are set upright in green fields. History says the stones are pre-Celtic and that most were erected around 3,300 B.C. 
 Some of the stones were huge looming over our head. Others were small, waist high. What kinds of ancient people had times to set up all of these stones and what was the purpose of the stones?
Seeing all of the stones only made me more curious.


7 comments:

Louise said...

What a great place. I hadn't really heard of the standing stones of France til I read Le Road Trip recently, and now here they are! It looks quite an amazing sight to see.

Esme said...

I did wonder when I saw them how they ever got there and why they were like that. I must confess that after I saw some I thought okay they are just rocks. The day I visited I had the best mussels and fries at a seaside town.

Sim Carter said...

This is the first time I'm hearing of that and I can't imagine why!
A fantastique find.

Sim Carter said...

This is the first time I'm hearing of that and I can't imagine why!
A fantastique find.

Marguerite Buxton said...

Never been to Nantes....looks as tho it will appear on my "to do list"..

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

There are so many places in France to visit, and I can hear Paris calling my name again.

Bises,
Genie

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I am having trouble remembering to link but will try to do better. I am reading the unabridged (English) Les Miserables and am almost finished with the 1,474 pages... but who is counting. I love it.

G

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