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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 online trip maker.
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  • Spectacular cave experience—fascinating formations well lit and comfortably cool temperatures (13C, /54F). Well worth the $20 entrance fee. Buy a timed ticket online, and try to pick a time segment... 
    Spectacular cave experience—fascinating formations well lit and comfortably cool temperatures (13C, /54F). Well worth the $20 entrance fee. Buy a timed ticket online, and try to pick a time segment...  more »
  • Very beautiful place. Very uniq place Must see I suggest to book tickets befor you come to the site. On busy day you can wait a long time. 
    Very beautiful place. Very uniq place Must see I suggest to book tickets befor you come to the site. On busy day you can wait a long time.  more »
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  • Awesome! If you're into history, archeology, and exploring. Very fun. Bring comfy shoes with good grip! There are lifts if you don't want to take loads stairs up, but you still need to take them down and there's lots of walking.
  • Amazing. So well organised that they can cope with Large numbers of tourists. The boat ride is delightful for ten minutes each way and we had an English guide. Well worth the money. 19.50 in may 2022. Best to book online.

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