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Relive this incredible underground adventure by preordering items from the Gouffre de Padirac presented below.

Cartoon book « The Gouffre de Padirac - Return to the Feats of Legend » - Volume 3bd_tome3

A few years before World War II, several sailors and engineers, including Gagnan, Fernez, Dumas, Tailliez, and the great Cousteau, sought to penetrate the silent world. Their discoveries would allow undersea divers unprecedented freedom. From the legend of St. Martin to the expeditions of the cave divers, The Gouffre de Padirac was the site of a host of expeditions that would be the envy of Edouard-Alfred Martel. Through one reporter’s account, we follow these extreme adventurers, who invented and used equipment of higher and higher performance, all to accomplish their great expeditions underground, underwater… and thus to penetrate the mysteries of this amazing spot !

Drawings: Lucien Rollin — Screenplay: Laurent Bidot
Glénat Editions
Size: 240x320 mm - 48 pages
French version available at the price of 13,90 € TTC

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Activity Book - The Gouffre de Padiraclivre_activites

This activity book will teach you many things about the caves, exploration, history, but you'll also do it while having fun through games (with stickers!) and quiz. Are you ready to go down? Have you the adventurous type? At more than 100 meters underground, you'll discover mysterious galleries and glorious spectacle of le Lac de la Pluie, le Pas du Crocodile, la Salle du Grand Dôme, le Lac des Gours, la Grande Pendeloque... IT'S UP TO YOU TO PLAY

Age 7-12
Gallimard Jeunesse Editions
Size: 20 x 26 cm, 32 pages, soft cover, square back
A book of 4 pages of repositionable stickers

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Giant colouringposter : The Gouffre de Padiracposter

Using crayons, felt-tip pens or paint, alone or with friends, over the course of a day or a month…the choice is all yours, you are the artist!
Colour in all the wonders to be seen inside the Gouffre de Padirac (+ than 55 real elements… as well as countless crazy details!)
An intricately detailed XL-format poster: concretions, animals, visitors… Once you have finished, do not forget to hang it up!

Age 5-12
Conception: La Petite Boîte Editions – Illustrations: Carlos da Cruz
Size: 49 x 65 cm

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BY Edouard-Alfred Martellivre_eamartel_2015

Founder of modern speleology, explorer of many caves, Édouard-Alfred Martel is also a precursor of the underground photography and the author of several books, including the book on the Gouffre de Padirac republished more than 100 years after it first edition.

Through more than 150 illustrations, some unpublished, that story in pictures shows original way of discovering the incredible Gouffre de Padirac and its underground river. parution.

This book is only available in french for the moment.
Les Editions de l’Amateur
Format : 25 x 23 cm - 192 pages

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The Gouffre de Padirac – The making of an extraordinary visit - Volume 2bd_tome2

In 1900, Edouard-Alfred Martel visits the Universal Exhibition in Paris, amazing showcase of the discoveries of that time. The entire world can see the recreation of The Gouffre de Padirac beneath the hill of Chaillot! Martel, thrilled by all the invention in the air, imagines a Jules Verne-style future for the site. His dream would become reality when, in 1939, William Beamish, President of The Gouffre de Padirac company, inaugurated the “New Padirac”…

Drawings: Lucien Rollin — Screenplay: Laurent Bidot
Glénat Editions
Format: 240x320 mm - 48 pages
French version available at the price of 13,90 € TTC

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The Gouffre de Padirac Bats and Pitfallsjeu_chauvesouris

Head off into the heart of the Gouffre de Padirac !
Will you be fortunate enough to land on the “BAT” squares? Will you be able to avoid all the pitfalls? Will you be the first to make it to the exit and win the game? Playing together as a family or with friends thanks to this reinterpretation of the classic Snakes and Ladders game, meet explorers and speleologists, and travel through the Gouffre de Padirac as though you were actually there!

Design: La Petite Boîte Editions. Illustrations: Sylvain Frécon
Game of the Goose – bilingual FR/GB – More than 3 years – 2/6 players – 20 minutes
Cardboard box 19 x 29 cm - Includes: one game board, 6 pawns, 2 dice, 1 set of bilingual instructions.

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Monograph « Le Gouffre de Padirac » by Damien Butaeyemonographie

Richly illustrated with color images and archival footage, this monograph allows us to discover or rediscover the history of the Gouffre de Padirac, training his discovery and its tourist facilities.
PhD in geology, caver, photojournalist and author, Damien Butaeye specializes in the study and enhancement of the underworld.

Format : 16,5 x 23 cm — 48 pages — 60 iconographic documents
Practical info + description of the tour with plan and section on the course
French version available

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Edouard-Alfred Martel's amazing discovery »bd_glenat

This cartoon book unveils the history of the Gouffre de Padirac, following in the footsteps of its explorer, Édouard-Alfred Martel. Lucien Rollin’s wonderful drawings and Laurent Bidot’s excellent script take the reader on a fabulous voyage to the center of the earth in search of its hidden treasures.

Language : English
Editions Glénat
Format : 240x320 mm - 48 pages
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The Gouffre de Padirac and La Table Ronde publishers are bringing out a new edition of Norbert Casteret's biography of Édouard-Alfred Martel, considered as the founder of modern speleology.
First published by Gallimard in 1943 and written by Norbert Casteret, a writer and student of Edouard-Alfred Martel and a leading French speleologist, the biography retraces the feats of the brilliant discoverer to whom we owe the finding of the Gouffre de Padirac and many other caves in France and around the world. It reads like a Jules Vernes novel and will immerse you in a whole new world!

Language : French
400 pages plus an 8-page illustrated pull-out

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« Contes et légendes du Gouffre de Padirac »livre_popup

The illustated pop-up book, "Contes et légendes du Gouffre de Padirac" (Myths and legends of the Gouffre de Padirac), published by Jacob-Duvernet, contains three original stories: Saint Martins et le Diable (St Martin and the Devil), La Dame Blanche (The Lady in White) and Jean de l’Ourse (John Bear), written by Muriel de Rengervé and illustrated by Yannick Robert. Both enticing and terrifying, the Gouffre de Padirac has always been a source of fascination, giving rise to popular beliefs and inspiring fantastical tales.

Language : French, English
Published by Jacob-Duvernet / Children's literature
Size : 24 x 24 cm / 28 pages

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Le Gouffre de Padirac et ses explorateurs5_familles

Enjoy discovering the Gouffre de Padirac as a family: the first explorers, the concretions, the underground fauna... each card uncovers a fun new fact on the Gouffre!

French-English bilingual version

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A film by Jean-Pierre François - Clap 35/SES de Padirac

Discover the amazing underground expedition of these first cavers in their town clothes and a candle on their hats as their only lighting.
What surprises await our intrepid explorers?
Breathtaking views and original material will carry you away into another time and place. Bonus: Making of plus « Des spéléologues à Padirac » (Exploring caves in Padirac).

Bonus : Making-of + « Des spéléologues à Padirac »
Languages: French, English, Spanish
Subtitles: French, Dutch, German

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This book takes the reader on a guided tour of the Gouffre de Padirac, one of the world's subterranean wonders. In 1889, Édouard-Alfred Martel (1859-1938), the founder of modern speleology and a larger-than-life character straight out of a Jules Verne novel, became the first person to explore what would become his greatest discovery. His achievement launched Padirac on its great underground adventure and made it one of the most visited tourist sites in France. A descent of 103 metres leads to an underground river stretching over 20 km and more than 40 km worth of explored tunnels. Visitors can walk along 1.1 km of tunnel and feast their eyes on an unforgettable natural heritage.

Special edition published by Découvertes Gallimard
Size : 155 x 205 mm
128 pages
Approx. 80 illustrations

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Dress warmly – we're off on an adventure!
How did this massive network of underground tunnels adorned with spectacular stone and water sculptures form? Who first dared to venture into the bowels of the Earth?
Games (tests, quizzes, riddles and more) make reading fun and test kids on their newfound knowledge.
Parents can have fun too! The "Follow the guide" section at the end of the book offers a complete guide of places to visit in the South-West region of France.

Languages : French, English, Spanish
4 years and up
Published by La petite Boîte
28 pages - format 15 x 21 cm

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Exercise your memory by reliving the best moments of your visit with the Gouffre de Padirac Memory game!

- 60 cards with legends representing 30 pictures of the Gouffre and its history. Booklet in French and in English.
- From 4 yrs.

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Composed of a guided visit of the Gouffre, the discovery of major caves in Lot and a report on Rocamadour and Haut Quercy, the Gouffre de Padirac DVD allows you to relive in film this incredible underground adventure.

- Languages: French, English, Spanish, German, Italian and Dutch

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- Have fun with your family with this Gouffre de Padirac card game in color!

- 55 cards (52 cards + 2 jokers + 1 explanatory card)

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GOUFFRE DE PADIRAC BOOK “Voyage au centre de la terre”livre

Prolong the adventure and discover the history of the Gouffre through 5 beautifully illustrated chapters – from the myths and legends that inspired the latest discoveries of speleologists and scientists through the incredible adventure of its founding father Edouard-Alfred Martel. A fascinating book.

- Publisher: Jacob Duvernet
- 80 color pages
- 5 chapters

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Attention collectors! This Gouffre de Padirac medallion will be a unique memory of your boat trip on the calm waters of the Lac de la Pluie.

- Medallion alloy without nickel. Untreated gilt metal mass.
- Weight: about 16 grams
- Year of manufacture 2010

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This wonderful coloring book allows children to remember the different rooms and views of the Gouffre through coloring them.

- Books 16 pages
- Format 220*220 mm (closed)

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