Kermario, Carnac

From Le Menec we moved to the next of the major alignments at Carnac, that of Kermario where there are 1,029 stones in 10 rows, and c.4,300 feet long.

Kermario & Manio layout (http://www.hedgedruid.com/tag/menec/)
Kermario & Manio layout (http://www.hedgedruid.com/tag/menec/)
Model of the Kermario Alignment, Carnac (Wikipedia)
Model of part of the Kermario Alignment, Carnac (Wikipedia)

The stones at Kermario are also tapered in size but at the beginning (the large stones) there doesn’t seem to be an enclosure as at Le Menec. The alignments have been spoiled and reduced by the roads, the removal of stones for house building, and the creation of a lake! Nevertheless it is an impressive site.

The entrance to the Kermario alignments
The entrance to the Kermario alignments
The Kermario alignments
The Kermario alignments
The Kermario alignments
The Kermario alignments
Kermario alignments & Manio alignments
Kermario alignments & Manio alignments

From the top of the old windmill there is a good view of the stones towards the west, and, in the photograph below, towards the east where fewer of the stones are left.

The Kermario alignments
The Kermario alignments
The Kermario alignments
The Kermario alignments

A manmade lake cuts through the lines of stones and beyond, on a tumulus is Manio, with lines of stones and a large standing stone or Menhir.

The standing stone at Manio
The standing stone at Manio
The standing stone at Manio
The standing stone at Manio

And in one corner, near the car park at the beginning, a giant Allée Couverte.

Kermario
Kermario

You may be interested in
The Megalithic Portal – everything you want to know about stones!
The Kermario Alignments
Druidic Energy and the stones
Kermario

 

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