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Gouffre de Padirac, Padirac

#1 of 216 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 itinerary maker.
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  • August 18, 2017
    This site is really beautiful. We do it every year and we are never disappointed! The guides know their job and do it perfectly! The waiting time is huge, a Board book! You'll love!
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  • August 18, 2017
    For having visited several times, the chasm of Padirac is a wonderful place to visit. This was (beginning of August), we wanted to make our children discover this place. Surprise arriving (though expected), two at least 200 m queues we let's wait and do the tail as everyone else (1 h 15). Arrived at the counter, new less pleasant surprise, we were told that our visit is scheduled 2:45 later... Where back and cancellation of the program. The Council, go to the internet site of the chasm and book your tickets in advance. You will get, in this way, your time. If not to be missed...
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  • August 17, 2017
    45 minutes of expectations tickets in hand, in full sun, no information on the part of the staff... Expeditious visit with a very nice Peruvian guide which we didn't understand her explanations of the site! Pretty disappointed
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