The Gouffre of Padirac

Location: On the causse of Gramat, not far from Carennac.
Opening: Normally open Easter to late October.
Restaurants and shops: Many restaurants, hotels, cafes and gift shops in the immediate surroundings of the gouffre. One hotel/restaurant in the sleepy little village of Padirac, a few kilometres from the gouffre.
In a nutshell: One of the most spectacular cave visits in France. Superb!

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Arrive early to avoid queues and enjoy the 90 minute visit during which you will travel around 2km underground.

The plan drawn by E.A. Martel who first explored the gouffre at midday on 9th July 1889.

The Gouffre of Padirac, a natural chasm 75 metres deep and the entrance to the cavern.
   
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Descend via the lifts or the staircase, then enter the cave...
   
Padirac escalier photo
The staircase

 

 

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