Tour 01 - Mystery and Prehistory of the Pink Granite Coast Tour
This is, by far, my most popular tour.
One of the "holy grails" of archaeological research is the decoding of ancient messages preserved in rock art and, here in Brittany, there are lots of them if you know where to look.
the carved interior of the magnificent Gavrinis tomb in the Gulf of
Morbihan, to barely discernible "cup marks" on rural menhirs, the
prehistoric inhabitants of the region left messages in the stone. These
carvings, or petroglyphs must have had meanings that were clearly understood by people of the day but those meanings have been lost to us
tour of a short section of Brittany's stunning "pink granite coast" takes in five sites with preserved carvings clearly visible at two of them. There's also a "bonus site" that can be added to the end of the tour for real enthusiasts.
Hidden away inside ancient burial chambers, we invite you to get on your hands and knees to get "up close and personal" with some of these petroglyphs, which are up to 5,500 years old.
Some of the carvings are easy to spot, but we'll help you to search out many of the others.
We will end our tour with a short visit to a site which displays the importance some of these monuments have retained over thousands of years and the role that rock art continues to play even in our own times.
To enjoy this tour you will need to be mobile and not worried about getting mucky, (especially if it's wet). Although you will not be walking any significant distances we recommend some decent walking shoes for grip when it's slippy, and some waterproofs (just in case). To fully appreciate the visible carvings it is necessary to enter some restricted spaces. Please also be aware that two of the sites are alongside some relatively busy roads.
Prices and Bookings:- (prices effective from 1st October 2023)
Parties of three to five guests pay 58,50€ per person (i.e. 10% discount).
For parties of six to nine guests the price is 52€ per person (i.e. 20% discount).
PRIVATE GROUP (i.e. no other guests can join your tour) - 530€ (maximum of 9 guests)
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We regret this tour is not suitable for guests who require the use of a wheelchair or other mobility aids.