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Gouffre de Padirac, Padirac

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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 itinerary maker.
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  • Great pity that there is so many people... the visits are very rhythmic and not too s wants time to contemplate...
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  • Hi tourists! A nice step between Paris and Toulouse to Cahors? Visit the Padirac chasm! Predict jacket although outside it's hot and good shoes! Flip-flops and espadrilles? Turn around... Nearby we eat very well the regional products without scam! Very nice site to visit out of curiosity! 3 elevators access disabled for young and old! Boat in dugout on 500 meters with as gondoliers. Good d c chord not Venice but very nice c q anyway! Access: Chasm of Padirac on l A20 exit, then 30km of road and path, essential GPS. Nice car and motorcycle (V)
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  • great tour, the site is stunning, the visit is however a bit long and quite physical with young children of the elevators can however offset the effort on some segments while the admission price is relatively high, it is really worth, our guide was very "quaint" which added a bit of relief to this discovery! Beware the visits are limited to the tourist periods from spring until November
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