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Gouffre de Padirac, Padirac

#1 of 342 in Parks in Occitanie
Grab comfortable shoes and a warm sweater to explore Gouffre de Padirac, a 33-m (108-ft) wide natural chasm that's 13 C (55 F) all year long. After you descend 103 m (994 ft) using the elevator, lifts, and staircases, you'll board a boat on the the subterranean river for a 500 m (1,640 ft) ride. At Rain Lake, resume your tour of the Great Caves on foot, past formations wrought by a millennia of erosion from flowing water. The caves and surrounding parks are family friendly, with children's activities, a picnic site, a restaurant, a park, and a gift shop. To avoid long lines, book advanced tickets online for admission, the tour, and elevator access. Arrange your visit to Gouffre de Padirac and discover more family-friendly attractions in Padirac using our Padirac online trip maker .
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  • We are staying at nearby Beaulieu sur Dordogne and are touring the region. These caves were highlighted a number of times in publications on the region and we decided to have a look. For a very reason...  more »
  • It was our second visit this year! The reason: the whole family should get to know this exciting cave. And also the rest of the family was thrilled. Not only great rock formations, stalagmites and stalactites, but a ride on an underground river. A super nice guide, which has patiently waited for our translations for the children. A really great experience! Something too bad: Most visitors literally rush to jetty and miss it very much. Our Tip: take time!
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  • A beautiful cave to see, with a river - however, I do not consider that prohibiting pictures and video is justified in the context. Persons with mobility issues should be aware that there are 150 stai...  more »

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