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"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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21/07/2021

INFO COVID 19

COMPULSORY HEALTH PASS
In accordance with the latest government directives, the Health Pass is compulsory from the age of 12 and 2 months (from 30 September).Children under 12 years of age are not covered by the Health Pass.

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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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VIP TOURS 130TH ANNIVERSARY TASTING

From 1 July 2021, the Gouffre de Padirac is offering a new VIP tour formula, including a tasting of its 130th Anniversary Cuvée 103 metres underground.

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DECONFINEMENT OF THE 130 YEAR OLD VINTAGE

The Gouffre de Padirac celebrated the 130th anniversary of its discovery in 2019. To mark the occasion, it has teamed up with one of the best winemakers to produce a special cuvée to be aged 103 metres underground.

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REOPENING 2021 POSTPONED

In view of the situation and the health restrictions in force, the reopening of the Gouffre de Padirac has been postponed to an unspecified date.

open day 2021

Each year, the Gouffre de Padirac recruits up to 130 seasonal workers over various periods, in the fields of reception, sales, catering, and of course as boat guides.

Winter closure 2020

On October 29, 2020, the Gouffre de Padirac had to close its doors prematurely to the public as a result of the health situation.

Exhibition Explorations and hidden faces

This year, the Gouffre de Padirac extends your visit with an exclusive photo exhibition set up 103 metres underground. You will discover the hidden faces of the Gouffre, whose underground network extends over 40 kilometres of galleries inaccessible to the public.

VIP tours of the Gouffre de Padirac

You will be welcomed on your arrival by one of our boat-guides, your exclusive contact for this private tour of the Gouffre de Padirac.

"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...

A family outing

Before winter closure, the Gouffre de Padirac, celebrating in 2019 the 130th anniversary of its discover, offers a final opportunity to come and enjoy a wonderful visit during these school holidays and the exceptional exhibition «Robert Doisneau at the Gouffre de Padirac» ending with the 2019 season, until November, 3 incl.

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.

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.

the gouffre de padirac seen by "l’esprit sorcier"

The Gouffre de Padirac offers a new educational facility that will introduce children and adults to the wonders of this extraordinary natural monument (on line and with video), in collaboration with "L’Esprit Sorcier", a French popular-science programme founded by Frédéric Courant, the Fred of "Fred & Jamy", the duo who presented "C’est pas sorcier", a popular-science TV series.

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2018 European Heritage Days

The Gouffre de Padirac, a place of adventure & learning for everyone offers an exclusive and dedicated programme on the occasion of  the European Heritage Days.

 

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A music festival that is out of the ordinary!

As part of the seasonal rendezvous of the 13th edition of the Rocamadour Festival, the Gouffre de Padirac welcomes the Mikrokosmos choir on the occasion of a very special music festival!

International Cave Tourist Day

As part of "Journée Internationale des Grottes Touristiques" and in partnership with ANECAT (Association Nationale des Exploitants de Cavernes Aménagées pour le Tourisme - National Association of Operators of Caverns open to Tourists), the Gouffre de Padirac cultural and scientific mediation team has put together a programme aimed at all the family and at highlighting the universe of the underground world.