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(Personal travel experience Alec Van Rompuy)
Few megalithic tombs are provided whit artificial light; a flashlight can be priceless utility.
Megaliths can be difficult to find, local information can be insufficient. Even in tourist information offices information can be very poor...
Gathering information in advance is often
crucial. "The Megalithic Portal" is the best website if you want
to find megaliths, thousands European megaliths are marked on a map system.
Day's first guided tour is often the less crowded. Some monuments, like Newgrange (Ireland) and Gavrinis (France), have a strict visitors limit. In the afternoon it can be to late to reserve your place...
Season. Out of tourist season open hours can be limited, in winter monuments can be closed. Look for information in advance to prevent unpleasant surprises!
Growing crops in summer, especially maize, can hide megaliths completely. On the wrong moment you only shall see the nameplate, like I did in North France when I wanted to see "Les Pierres Martine"...
In many guarded megalithic monuments cameras are prohibited.
Taking pictures inside is not allowed in Newgrange (Ireland), Maeshowe (Orkney), Gavrinis
and Petit Mont (Bretagne). Impossible to persuade the guides...
Take a picture of to road mark or nameplate of the monument if possible before your visit. That will make identification of your pictures much more easily back home. Besides, pictures of nameplates can illustrate a presentation.
In the most visitors centres near 'big' megalithic monuments interesting guidebooks
are sold for just a few euros; often they also offer a bit more expensive books
witch are rare to find elsewhere.
Crossing the English Channel
The cheapest way to cross the channel is the ferry Dover-Dunkerque,
but you have to book at least 24 hours before debarkation
time, otherwise you'll probably more than the double.
During summer the Morbihan-area is always extremely crowed, in places like Carnac the traffic is often obstructed and monuments are full of people. May-June is a much quieter and cheaper period to visit Morbihan.