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  • A 130TH ANNIVERSARY CUVÉE

    TO BE TASTED IN 2022

    Following the success of its first wine experiment initiated to mark the 130th anniversary of its discovery, the Gouffre de Padirac is creating a second Cuvée des 130 ans on 24 September 2021. 600 bottles and 24 magnums of Probus 2017 will improve at 103 metres underground until the summer of 2022.

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“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

SATURDAY 30 APRIL AND SUNDAY 1 MAY 2022

A VERTIGINOUS WEEKEND

For the Easter holidays, the Gouffre de Padirac has pulled out all the stops.
After the Egg Hunt at 103 metres on Sunday 17 April, the second event of the school holidays will take place on the surface.

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Sunday 17 April 2022

LE GOUFFRE DE PADIRAC WILL CELEBRATE EASTER

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.

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1st APRIL 2022

REOPENING ON 1st APRIL 2022

The Gouffre de Padirac will re-open on Friday 1st April, until 13th November 2022.

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WINTER CLOSURE

The 2021 season at the Gouffre de Padirac ended on 14 November. As it does every year, the Gouffre closes its doors for the winter. Its teams are preparing for the next season and continue to watch over this exceptional site. The Gouffre de Padirac will reopen its doors on 1st April 2022. Until then, stay connected with the Gouffre, its winter life and its upcoming projects on social networks: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Youtube.


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  • Pour le bonheur des yeux !

    " Parfait ! Spectaculaire ! Une visite à faire et à ne surtout pas manquer. Nous avons adoré. Le must de la visite étant l'aller-retour en barque ! "

    Leslie A - It's been 10 months

  • Recommandé à 100%

    " Visite très intéressante ! Les audioguides sont très pratiques et permettent d’aller à son rythme. Les bateliers sont très sympathiques et agréables. Possibilité de prendre l’ascenseur ou les escaliers très pratique. Attention si il a plu récemment, la grotte est très humide et de l’eau y tombe abondamment (les escaliers peuvent être très glissants donc prenez de bonnes chaussures). N’oubliez pas de prendre un gilet ou une polaire en plus car la température diminue rapidement. Nous recommandons à 100%. "

    enolam567 - It's been 10 months

  • Remarquable !

    " Réservation en ligne facile - (recommandée) accueil et gestion des flux parfaitement organisés tout au long de l'expérience, que ce soit sous terre ou en surface. Un grand bravo à toute l'équipe pour leur professionnalisme , leur politesse et gentillesse. Une belle expérience pour toute la famille ! "

    Auguste C - It's been 10 months 1 week

  • Impressionnant et unique

    " Impressionnant et grandiose, ce site est unique.
    très bien aménagé, il peut se parcourir avec des enfants qui seront émerveillés.
    Le personnel est très disponible, il sait répondre à toutes les questions, et raconter des anecdotes sur l'histoire du site.
    Ma fille a adoré le commentaire en "réel" comme si on lui racontait une histoire. "

    Biscotte78-40 - It's been 10 months 2 weeks

  • Merveilleux on ne s en lasse pas

    " Une visite bien au dessus de nos attentes, des décors magnifiquement hors du commun

    Un personnel très agréable que se soit a l intérieur comme à l extérieur "

    melina d - It's been 10 months 3 weeks

  • Très belle découverte

    " Nous avons trouvé le site magnifique. Tout était très bien organisé, ponctualité par rapport à l'horaire annoncé sur les billets, informations sur place, amabilité du personnel, respect des règles sanitaires, parking gratuit, aires de pique nique à disposition... un sans faute ! "

    Gaenou - It's been 1 year 9 months

  • Incroyable !

    " Nous avons été émerveillés par cette visite, le site est magnifique, je peux dire que j'ai fait de la barque sous terre (!), on est sortis avec des étoiles plein les yeux. De plus, un petit bain de fraîcheur est vraiment agréable en ce moment ! L'équipe d'accueil et les bateliers sont adorables, je recommande. "

    Raphaelle46 - It's been 1 year 9 months

  • Unique, fun, and memorable

    " This was a fantastic experience, which included great information about these unique caves and their discovery, plus amazing geological information. The boat ride was exactly what one should expect at the bottom of a cave, just right in length and accommodation. Although I have some mobility concerns, the stairs and other walkways were easily and safely negotiable. Overall magical experience and highly recommended! "

    Dobiebur - It's been 2 years 7 months

  • Truly astounding

    " This is a wonder of the world and not to be missed. Six of us enjoyed exploring the cave. We walked down and took the lift back up, which was quite manageable for our group (all in our 60s). The tour narration gives lots of information, albeit with a somewhat corny dramatization. The boat guides were very helpful, knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. A superb visit. "

    Steve R - It's been 2 years 7 months

  • Superb - no other words necessary!

    " Book in advance is my first recommendation - it gets very busy (but well organised) Lots of steps so if you're going to have trouble you may want to think seriously. There are lifts but even using them there are still many stairs. So if you go ahead - it's absolutely fab! Stunning enormous caverns - beautiful to walk through (with a very good audio guide available in French, English or Spanish) Then you get into largish rowing boats and travel for a while along the underground river with a guide explaining many more things - truly a beautiful experience. Absolutely no question - if you are in the area this is the cave to do!😊😊😊 "

    O238IDsues - It's been 2 years 8 months

  • The best site around

    " As a family of 2 parents, 2 teenagers and one young fallow - I now declare that this place is the most interesting, most beautiful and intriguing place in the area. We went down 120meters to the earth's abdomen with an elevator(you can use stairs as well) and found a secret under the ground world, like We were in a book of Jules Verne. I wont write much, insteed I will let the pics talk for me. "

    MillieS205 - It's been 2 years 10 months