Carnac is known throughout the world for its unique rows of ancient standing stones. The town is split into two areas: Carnac-Ville, where you’ll find the Museum of Prehistory, and Carnac-Plage, a family seaside resort with a state-of-the-art thalassotherapy centre.

Carnac-Plage has five sheltered sandy beaches, which are backed by attractive 19th-century villas and pine trees. The 1.2 mile (2km)-long Grande Plage is popular with families as it’s supervised in summer and has two children’s clubs. 

Légenèse and Ty Bihan are smaller and more pleasant while St-Colomban is the place for wind- and kite-surfers. If you don’t want to lie on the beach, take the coastal path to the sailing Mecca of La-Trinité-sur-Mer or book some treatments in the thalassotherapy centre.