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Gouffre de Padirac, Padirac

#1 of 459 in Parks in Occitanie
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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  • This is by far the most impressive cave I have ever visited. First you decend via stairs (or an elevator) down into the cave and after that you take the stairs to get inside. Down below there will be....  more »
  • We went down into the heart of a 75m deep cave. Then, we wandered through the underground galleries 103 metres below ground to the jetty, where we took a boat ride accompanied by a boatman guide. On.....  more »
  • Too busy. When you get in, everything is perfectly corona proof. When you want to get out there's a half an hour line before the elevator. People were pushing to get ahead. Waste of my money. You just can not let this happen in times like this.
  • The place it's amazing, but in this time I felt that they did not take care of the measures, they packed us inside the elevators and it was full with kids coughing without wearing masks. Thus, I felt super insecured and stressed.

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