The Cairn at Barnenez

The Cairn at Barnenez lies at on the tip of the Peninsula of Kernéléhen, jutting out into the Bay of Morlaix at the head of the Morlaix River. Curiously, the cairn was only ‘discovered’ in the 1950s as a result of quarrying which uncovered some of the internal structures.

The Cairn at Barnenez
The Cairn at Barnenez

The Cairn at Barnenez

The Cairn at Barnenez

The Cairn at Barnenez

Stone were carefully assembled, not just piled one on top of another:

The Cairn at Barnenez

The Cairn at Barnenez

The view into the Bay of Kernelehen
The view into the Bay of Kernelehen
The Bay of Kernelehen
The Bay of Kernelehen
The view over the Morlaix River
The view over the Morlaix River

This is an extraordinary site – do visit if you are in the north of Brittany.

Further information
The Cairn at Barnenez
The Megalithic Portal for all things prehistoric

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