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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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  • I had always heard of this place, finally we decided to go at Easter. Casually rain, something feared coincided us... This made it even more magical. Bring footwear that does not slip and raincoat ;)
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  • the cave is definitely worth to visit. Russian guides had little information about the cave, and therefore Russian tourists is much less. to the caves is very difficult to reach by public transport-need a car. at the entrance of the queue was about 30-40 minutes. the cave itself is quite large, extraordinarily beautiful Lake inside, which is crossed by boat. photograph, alas, are not allowed in the cave ...
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  • We had the chance to visit the abyss in the dark (1 visit in July and August on request at € 50 per person, 50 max memory so small Committee) as the explorers in the light of the Lantern. It was magical to try to collect the corridors and rooms just for the glow... Back, the cave is lit and we can enjoy it quietly... There are m ^ me a surprise at the bottom of the abyss coming out, a glass of sparkling, as well as glasses, it was top...
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  • An incredible experience! Being paddled by boat though those amazing caves was really something I've never seen before. This is really a large-scale cave, very tall and fairly narrow, you really have the feeling of moving through a cathedral or forest path. Inform your boat driver/guide if you don't speak French, or you'll miss vital information.
  • nice scenery, but too crowded. Boatrourguide did his best for an English summary but only once. Walking guide was a bit on automatic pilot and didn't have the voice for an underground stone tour.
  • The caves of Padirac are an amazing sight, several kilometers of caves to explore on foot and by boat in a guided visit. The part open to the public is just a small sample of the huge network of caves that are still being explored and discovered. The visit costs 12E, tickets can be bought in advance to avoid queues and there are several lifts to convey you down to the caves. It's convenient to wear something warm as the caves are quite cool even if it's hot weather above.
  • Impressive cave system. There is a tour with a boat on the underground river. Beautiful rock formations are also part of these caves. The guides give information in a way everyone can understand it.
  • Simply one of the most beautiful and amazing places I've ever been.