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Sunday 22 September 2019


Explore the Lac de la Pluie

A fault opened up and the Lac de Pluie emerged…


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Entrance tickets, guided tours, school groups and other groups, etc.

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Coming to the Gouffre de Padirac

All roads lead there! Location, access, and more.

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    All along the 2019 season, discover numerous photographies of a timeless Gouffre de Padirac:

    the natural site and its employees, marvelling viistors, as well as pretty regional scenes.



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  • Enjoy a unique experience!

    "The explorer visits "

    Let's be an explorer over an evening and experience the unbelievable underground adventure of the Gouffre de Padirac just as Edouard-Alfred Martel did in 1889, when he went down for the first time into what, at the time, was called the "devil's hole", in 1889...

    An exclusive and unique experience ! 

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    Let yourself be enthralled by a guided tour with one of our boatmen !

    Departures : 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00. Tickets on sale online, then at the Gouffre de Padirac, subject to availability.

    GUIDED TOURS RESTART on September 1st. No longer availability this Summer !



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  • NEW


    Souvenirs, stationery, bookshop...
    A large selection on the theme of the Gouffre de Padirac and its discoverer Edouard-Alfred Martel.


“No human has gone before us in these depths, no-one knows where we go or what we see, nothing so strangely beautiful has ever been presented to us, and spontaneously we ask each other the same question:
“Are we not dreaming?”
Édouard-Alfred Martel

News and Events

30 march - 03 november 2019

Robert Doisneau at the Gouffre de Padirac

The exhibition displays a number of photographs of a timeless Gouffre de Padirac: the natural site and its employees, marvelling visitors, as well as pretty regional scenes.

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Saturdays June 1st, July 20 & 27th, August 24th and October, 26th 2019

"Explorer" tours

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...

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March 30 - November 3, 2019

Guided tour of the Gouffre de Padirac

Choose the guided tour of the largest underground natural site in France. (Comments in French only)

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Saturday 22 June 2019

we support the "petits princes" association

For several years now, the Gouffre de Padirac has supported the "Petits Princes" Association, which was set up in 1987 to make dreams come true for children and adolescents who are seriously ill.
On 22 June, part of the takings will be donated to the association.

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130 years of history

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Discover 130 years of history

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  • Wow

    " Excellent tour of the extensive limestone caves. Highly recommended. The boat ride was a highlight as was the informative commentary along the way. Budget a couple of hours. You won’t regret it. "

    Ambassador818505 - It's been 1 month 2 weeks

  • Wow, fantastic

    " We visited today having booked online a week ago. I was a bit nervous as I get claustrophobic but I need not have been. The caves are enormous! The boat ride was beautiful and to see the work of nature over one million years ago was stunning. The audio guide in English was very interesting and the guys who towed the boats worked hard to speak both French and English in equal measure. It’s difficult to describe the caves all I can say is they’re stunning and everyone seems to enjoy them whatever their age, nationality, interests. "

    lisaplatt19 - It's been 1 month 2 weeks

  • Place to visit

    " We bought the tickets online. It's easier. Be careful: book your tickets a few days upfront because during summer there is quite a lot of interest of tourists.
    It's a place I would recommend to visit.

    Travellers hint...don't forget your jacket !! "

    GuyCau - It's been 2 months

  • Awe Inspiring Cave

    " We visited as a group of four and every one agreed that the caves were amazing. Headphones give an explanation as you walk around and explore and the staff and rowers of the boats were friendly and answered any questions.
    There are a lot of steps but the wonders that you will see are well worth the effort from massive stalactites to beautiful blue pools , something around each corner "

    Annette B - It's been 2 months 1 week