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Gouffre de Padirac, Padirac

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#1 of 342 in Parks in Occitanie
#Cave, #Landmark, #Must See
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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  • After 40 years, date of my first visit, the abyss has not changed! the visit is still interesting and beautiful. The guides are friendly and very competent. A remake in a few years but not in 40 years!
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  • Very nice place, young people who run the boats with humor. A must-see. Only downside, in high season, allow the wait to enter.
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  • Very nice and interesting, visit a beautiful place! Humorous boatmen and which add real interest to visit. We recommend a visit not to be missed.
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