Perched at the end of “la Presqu’île de Rhuys” in Arzon, in a breath-taking unspoiled nature, and located only a step away from the harbour of “le Crouesty” and Fogeo beach. The megalithic site of Petit Mont overhangs the Ocean and the “Golf of Morbihan”.
This imposing monument of over 6000 years of age, is visited the same way you read an history book. The Cairn of Gavrinis is so much more than a “simple megalithic architecture!
Discovering the Cairn of Petit Mont, is understanding our history since the first time of our world. Indeed, it has been used by the men of the Neolithic age, then during the Gallo-roman area, and finally, during the second world war, as a strategic location by the German army who built a bunker in 1945.
Guided visits and workshops are programmed all year long (depending on the open hours of the site) in order to make you discover the prehistory, and this exceptional place in a playful and educational way.
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Le Petit Mont 56640 Arzon – Port du Crouesty
02 97 53 74 03
The Cairn of petit Mont offers two types of visits:
unaccompanied visit with a digital tablet
The guided visit lasts around 60 minutes, including 10 minutes at the end, dedicated to a Q&A with the guide and is limited to 25 persons.
It gives you the opportunity to well understand the site through it’s different periods of occupation. Your guide is also a mediator of cultural heritage who will be pleased to answer to all of your questions.
In order to be certain to get a ticket, please do book your visit in advance!
The unaccompanied visit allows you to discover the site independently taking all the time that you want and need.
At the beginning of the tour, you can choose between two forms of presentation. A paper booklet or, a digital tablet.
The booklet will give you all the main information’s concerning the the monument.
An ID will be ask as a deposit for the landing of the tablet.
Every Tuesdays, at 4PM (3:30 Pm from July 6th to August 31st) we do have an English guided tour UPON RESERVATION.
We also have a “fun visit” mainly for the children, although everyone is invited to play! You will have to answer to riddles, quiz, about the prehistoric area and the Cairn of Petit Mont.
Workshops are also available. They are a good way to really understand how our ancestors used to live. You can learn more about them in the section “GOOD TO KNOW”
Good to know! For family and kids…
The cairn of Petit Mont offers many activities such as workshops, and animations in order to discover the Prehistory area with different eyes.
During the Bank holidays, every Wednesdays and Sundays, you can participate at our different workshops, and learn about the prehistoric era while making several types of potteries, such as bowls, whistles and ornaments, creations that you will be bringing back home!
What were the daily objects used during the Neolithic area?
Through this workshop, you will better understand the daily life of our remote ancestors by discovering the techniques of pottery making.
This workshop last between 1 hour/1h30 and is limited to 15 persons.
Minimum age: 6 years old.
When was the music invented? This workshop aims to make you learn about the very first music instruments used by the first men during the prehistoric area. You will be creating your own whistle using some clay, based on models of globular whistles found in Malta from the Neolithic age.
How the men and women of the Neolithic age were dressed? Did they wear jewelleries?
This workshop gives you the opportunity to make an ornament, such as the one worn by our ancestors during all the prehistoric age.
You will be discovering all the techniques in order to make a necklace, using some stones and shells. Moreover, you will learn how to make some string out of vegetal fibres.
The archaeological objects
What were the tools used during the “polished “stone age? You will be able to touch and see facsimile archaeological tools found on sites such as: polished axes, ceremonial axes, adzes, hammers, as well as typical objects from the Neolithic such as ceramics.
Petit Mont has an exceptional richness of history. In order to well understand the different aspects, this workshop invites the participants to discover this incredible story.
A trey is dedicated to the prehistoric age, and an other one to the Antique age.
By excavating, according to the techniques and using the materials of a real archaeologist. You will learn more about this fascinating profession.
The workshops are chargeable in addition of the price’s entrance. (free entrance for children under 10).
It is best to book your activity well in advanced. In order to do so, please do contact us: +33 2 97 53 74 03
Fun and family visit
Beside the bank holidays, every Wednesdays and Sundays, visits dedicated to families with children are being organised.
With your family, you can discover the site all together by answering some questions and riddles. During this visit, the guide may show you facsimile archaeological objects such as: polished axes, ceremonial axes, adzes, dolerite blocs…
A visit where you’ll see with your hands and touch with your eyes.
These visits are also possible every day during the bank holidays.
Every Month: A special event!
Prehistoric meeting, outdoors workshops, tales, heritage European days, National day of archaeology. Every month, an event where children and adult will spend some good time.
From June 16nd to July 4th Every Wednesdays and Sundays, a family and “fun visit” is organised!
August 11th Prehistoric day
One day to discover archaeology, and especially the lifestyles of the Neolithic populations. Fun workshops: from dolmen model workshops to engraving workshops, there is something for all
Every Thursday July 15th, 22th and August 5th, 12th : evening tales at Cairn de Petit Mont, from 8:30 to 10:00 pm. Enjoy the summer evenings to discover the outdoor environment of the cairn of Petit Mont by letting yourself be carried by the tales of Paul Maisonneuve. Stories that make you laugh, stories that make you think, stories that tell the megaliths.Moments of magic and fairy tales. For young and old… Reservation on: 02 97 53 74 03
Rates: including the evening + visit of the cairn of Petit Mont (valid from the date of the evening told to the end of the 2019 season) adult: 12€ 10/17 years and student: 10€ 4/10 years: 4€ Less than 4 years: free
From july 16th and August 20th
Workshops on the port of the Crouesty
How did prehistoric men live?What did they eat?Did they play music?What was prehistoric “fashion”?… Are you wondering about prehistory? It’s normal, prehistory appeals to both young and old! Discover and understand the time of origin by making and having fun. Workshops (pottery, jewellery, music…) are organized on the port of the Crouesty, just next to the merry-go-round. From the age of five. Price per workshop: 3€
How to come?
The Cairn of Petit Mont is located in Arzon, half a mile away from the harbour of “le Crouesty”.