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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Crucuno Dolmen
Country: France Département: Bretagne:Morbihan (56) Type: Burial Chamber or Dolmen
Nearest Town: Carnac  Nearest Village: Plouharnel
Latitude: 47.624200N  Longitude: 3.1264W
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
5 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
3 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
5 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
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markj99 visited on 19th Sep 2023 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 5 Access: 5 Dolmen de Crucuno is very easy to visit. It is situated adjacent to a house in the centre of Crucuno, a hamlet between Plouharnel and Erdeven. You 10m away from the monument. These facts don't make Dolmen de Crucuno any less impressive when you are standing beside it. A giant capstone measuring c. 7.5m long and weighing an estimated 40 tons is supported by 9 large orthostats. Take the Crucuno turn off the D781 at the Toul Siac'h roundabout. After c. 0.8km turn right into a car park in the centre of the village opposite the dolmen.

Catrinm visited on 13th Sep 2022 - their rating: Cond: 4 Amb: 4 Access: 5 Huge !

aolson visited on 17th Jul 2020 - their rating: Cond: 4 Amb: 3 Access: 5 Why the building? Different era, different values...

w650marion visited on 3rd Oct 2016 - their rating: Cond: 4 Amb: 5 Access: 5 Just lovely!

43559959 visited on 23rd Apr 2014 - their rating: Cond: 4 Amb: 5 Access: 5

TheCaptain visited on 13th Jun 2005 - their rating: Cond: 5 Amb: 3 Access: 5 Right in the middle of Crucuno hamlet is to be found this tremendous and much visited and photographed dolmen. The rectangular chamber is about 4 metres by 3.5 metres, covered by a single massive capstone which measures over 7 metres in length, perched on top of 9 support stones, with easily enough room to stand upright inside. Unfortunately, a century or so ago, a house was built right next to it, and this has destroyed all but the last pair of entrance passageway uprights and their capstone. This passageway was recorded in the last century as being at least 20 metres in length, leading away towards the southeast. In its past, it has been used for many things, including a stable, a home for the village idiot (*Burl) and a shelter for German soldiers during the last war. Despite seeing lots of pictures of this one before visiting, and there being a steady stream of visitors passing through (its obviously one of the sites on all the tourist trails) it was much more impressive than I was expecting. Excellent.

johnstone visited on 6th Jun 2002 - their rating: Cond: 5 Amb: 3 Access: 5

X-Ice visited on 16th Aug 1982 - their rating: Cond: 4 Amb: 4 Access: 5 There was a bicycle inside!

negus visited - their rating: Cond: 5 Amb: 5 Access: 5

ShamrockStone neolithique02 Ogham Martin_L Jimwithnoname DrewParsons Andy B have visited here

Average ratings for this site from all visit loggers: Condition: 4.22 Ambience: 4.11 Access: 5

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Crucuno dolmen submitted by thecaptain : View of the southern side of this massive dolmen, showing clearly its proximity to the farmhouse. On the right are the last remaining capstone and pair of stones from the long entrance passageway. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Right in the middle of Crucuno hamlet is to be found this tremendous and much visited and photographed dolmen. Crucuno dolmen is one of the most well known dolmens in the whole of Brittany, and is situated right beside a farmhouse in the village centre, to the north of Carnac in Morbihan.

The rectangular chamber is about 4 metres by 3.5 metres, covered by a single massive capstone which measures over 7 metres in length, perched on top of 9 support stones, with easily enough room to stand upright inside. The enormous capstone is 7.6 metres in length and weighs about 40 tons.

Unfortunately, a century or so ago, a house was built right next to it, and this has destroyed all but the last pair of entrance passageway uprights and their capstone. This passageway was recorded in the last century as being 20-25 metres in length, leading away towards the southeast.

In its past, it has been used for many things, including a stable, a home for the village idiot (*Burl) and a shelter for German soldiers during the last war.

Despite seeing lots of pictures of this one before visiting, and there being a steady stream of visitors passing through (its obviously one of the sites on all the tourist trails) it was much more impressive than I was expecting. Excellent.

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Crucuno dolmen submitted by postman : It all seems to fit together so perfectly. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Crucuno dolmen submitted by Jimwithnoname : Apparently the most photographed dolmen in Bretagne...so I thought I'd expand on that a little. Site in Bretagne:Morbihan (56) France (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Crucuno dolmen submitted by postman : The road on the left leads to the Crucuno Quadrilateral. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Crucuno dolmen submitted by postman : At school there was a book in the library called the world's most mysterious places or something like that, in it was the Carnac stone rows and a dolmen, this one. This was my first ever exposure to a dolmen and nearly 35 years later here I am, vive la voiture. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Crucuno dolmen submitted by postman : The house next door is still a bit run down, well it is over six thousand years old.

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Crucuno dolmen submitted by Shishkov : Cette photo a été prise le 9 Septembre, 2014.

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Crucuno dolmen submitted by ogham : Site in Bretagne:Morbihan (56) France The site is still one of the favourites in the area.

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Crucuno dolmen submitted by Martin_L : BW (400 ASA) taken in May 2001

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Crucuno dolmen submitted by DrewParsons : What a delightful dolmen!! It even catches the dog's eye!! Photographed in September 2009

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Crucuno dolmen submitted by majoky : Dolmen of Crucuno close to Plouharnel

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Crucuno Dolmen submitted by StoneLee : This Dolmen is almost as big as my house.

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Crucuno Dolmen submitted by Flickr : Image from page 1014 of "Annual report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution" (1846) Site in Bretagne:Morbihan (56) France Identifier: annualreportofbo1888smiths Title: Annual report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution Year: 1846 (1840s) Authors: Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents United States National Museum. Report of the U.S. National Mus...

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Crucuno dolmen submitted by 43559959 : Crucuno dolmen. Site in Bretagne:Morbihan (56) France

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Crucuno dolmen submitted by ogham : Site in Bretagne:Morbihan (56) France Excellent site.

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Crucuno dolmen submitted by ogham : Site in Bretagne:Morbihan (56) France You are still able to park free and go inside.

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Crucuno dolmen submitted by Jimwithnoname : Site in Bretagne:Morbihan (56) France

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Crucuno dolmen submitted by Jimwithnoname

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Crucuno dolmen submitted by Jimwithnoname

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Crucuno dolmen submitted by thecaptain : Crucuno dolmen is one of the most well known dolmens in the whole of Brittany, and is situated right beside a farmhouse in the village centre. This is the view looking towards the entrance. (3 comments)

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Crucuno dolmen submitted by thecaptain : View of the back end of this massive 6000 year old construction.

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Crucuno dolmen submitted by thecaptain : View of the northern side and the western back end of this massive dolmen.

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Crucuno dolmen submitted by JJ : Crucuno dolmen

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Crucuno dolmen submitted by JJ (1 comment)

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Crucuno Dolmen submitted by ShamrockStone : Site in Bretagne:Morbihan (56) France

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Street View by aolson on Friday, 24 July 2020
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Re: Crucuno dolmen by binardino on Tuesday, 09 May 2006
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right stone entrance looks like a profil face, that this is real dolmen spirit! wonderful
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