NEW ONLINE ARCHIVE TOOL
The Padiracotheque of the Gouffre of Padirac is getting a makeover. With more than 1,500 documents accumulated from 1889 to the present day, this platform retraces the incredible history of this natural monument in the Dordogne valley, which is also the leading natural underground heritage site in France.More information
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Over an evening, experience the unbelievable underground adventure of the Gouffre de Padirac just as Édouard-Alfred Martel did in 1889.
With lamps to light your way you will you will get the fullest sense of the Gouffre, in the silence, the dark, and the cool...
FRIDAY 23 AND SATURDAY 24 JUNE 2023
A NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH KAZ HAWKINS
For the 2023 music festival, the Gouffre de Padirac is inviting blues and soul singer Kaz Hawkins to perform two new evening concerts on 23 and 24 June.
From 31 March to 5 November 2023
IN 2023, THE PADIRAC CHASM TELLS THE STORY OF THE EXPLORERS
To prolong the adventure for visitors, the Gouffre de Padirac is opening a conceptual place, a Restaurant & Café-Library dedicated to stories of exploration and is presenting the photographic exhibition "The Faces of Exploration", by Editions Paulsen-Guérin.
Sunday 9 April 2023
EGG HUNT 103 METRES UNDERGROUND
To celebrate the return to activity and to liven up the family holidays, the Gouffre de Padirac will be proposing an unusual egg hunt in the centre of the earth.
FRIDAY 31 MARCH 2023
REOPENING OF THE GOUFFRE DE PADIRAC 2023
The Gouffre de Padirac will reopen its doors from Friday 31 March to 5 November 2023.
You can plan your visit now by purchasing your tickets via our online ticketing service.
Saturday 22 October 2022
ALL SAINTS HOLIDAYS, ESCAPE TO 103 METERS UNDERGROUND
The Toussaint holidays will take place from Saturday 22 October to Sunday 6 November.
An ideal opportunity to discover a magical place and experience an extraordinary underground adventure at the Gouffre of Padirac.
A visit to the center of the Earth that will leave a memorable impression on your family!
THE "PADIRACOTHÈQUE": NEW ONLINE ARCHIVE TOOL
The Padiracotheque of the Gouffre of Padirac is getting a makeover. With more than 1,500 documents accumulated from 1889 to the present day, this platform retraces the incredible history of this natural monument in the Dordogne valley, which is also the leading natural underground heritage site in France.
THE FIRST EXCEPTIONAL HONEY MADE IN GOUFFRE OF PADIRAC
In 2022, the Gouffre of Padirac set up black bee hives on its grounds, just two minutes from the chasm. Harvested with authenticity on 21 July by the beekeeper, the honey from the Gouffre of Padirac has just been put into jars.
130 years of history
« Reality has exceeded my imagination...
Nowhere else has Nature built more extraordinary monuments »
Édouard-Alfred Martel, first explorer of the Gouffre de PadiracDiscover 130 years of history