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Gouffre de Padirac, Padirac

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Must see · Cave · Landmark
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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  • We were visiting family in Cahors and they took us here. Tickets were €17 each but it’s a well organised, professional and unique lifeyyexperience so good value. One of our party is disabled so he...  more »
  • Well spent two hours in the caves. The little underground river tour is a lovely bonus. We enjoyed the tour and so did our teenage girls. English is hard to find, but most guides try their best. Do...  more »
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