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Gouffre de Padirac, Padirac

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Cave Nature / Park
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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  • Visited the Gouffre with my wife, my parents and 2 young sons (aged 3 & 9 months). Didn't really know what to expect but it really did blow us away. For the price of €12.50 per adult (kids free althou...  more »
  • We just showed up (it is possible to pre-book on the website, but May isn’t very busy) on an afternoon while driving to Rocamadour. We paid €12.5 each for my wife and I, and joined the immediate next ...  more »
  • We first visited Padirac when our children were teenagers and found it a memorable experience. Now, 25 years or so later, we returned with our grandchildren. It was a very wet day and above ground act...  more »