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Calendar and Events

Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday March 27th 2016

The Gouffre de Padirac, in partnership with “Chocolats Bovetti” hosts its famous Easter egg hunt for all children aged 4 to 12 years old. Hundreds of chocolates will be hidden all along the pathway.

A delicious event for young explorers!

Association des Enfants de la Lune

Saturday April 3th 2016

As part of the ANECAT’s (Association Nationale des Exploitants de Cavernes Aménagées pour le Tourisme/ the National Association of touristic cave operators) National Touristic Cave Days, discovery visits will be offered throughout the day around two themes: «in the footsteps of Édouard-Alfred Martel, founding father of speleology» in the morning and, «Tales and legends of the Gouffre de Padirac» in the afternoon.

A big balloon drop will be organized (at 4 p.m.) in support of the «Association des Enfants de la Lune», which funds research for treatment and protection of children with Xeroderma Pigmentosum, a rare genetic disease that causes hypersensitivity to the sun and all types of UVs.

Following the wind, the lucky biodegradable balloon discoverers, will find attached a pre-stamped card to send to the Gouffre de Padirac. This solidarity action will generate donations for the association.

launch of "The Gouffre de Padirac Return to the Feats of Legend"

Saturday May 21th 2016

For the release of the third and last volume of the comic strip saga «The Gouffre de Padirac» by Editions Glénat, a spectacular event is organized at the Gouffre de Padirac:

- 75 meters above the ground, tightrope walkers of the extreme, members of the Skywalkers Association, will walk on a wire accros the 33 meter orifice without a net!

- After the success of the first two volumes, Laurent Bidot (scriptwriter) and Lucien Rollin (drawer) will sign, throughout the day, the new comic strip at the bookshop.

in this last book you will discover the many achievements that have marked the history of the Gouffre de Padirac : from the legend of St. Martin to the last recent expeditions of the diving speleologists.

The Gouffre de Padirac in a comic strip and a show that will make you shiver on Saturday, May 21st !

- Release: April 2016
- Size: 240x320 mm - 48 pages
- Price: €13.90
- Available in the usual stores and at the Gouffre de Padirac shop
- English edition at the price of €9.95

Explorer Tours

July 22nd & August 20th 2016

The Gouffre de Padirac invites visitors to enjoy a unique experience by spending an evening as an explorer, discovering (or rediscovering) the Gouffre on foot and by boat, plunged in darkness just as Édouard-Alfred Martel fi rst experienced it. Visitors will find their way by lamplight, accompanied by a guide who will tell them all about Édouard-Alfred Martel’s adventure along the route. An amazing experience!

Reservations required (limited spaces).
Early visits after site closure : Home 20:30
- Price : €50 for adults and €40 for children 4 to 12 years old
- Time : 2 hours

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