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IN 2023, THE PADIRAC CHASM TELLS THE STORY OF THE EXPLORERS


This year, the Gouffre de Padirac wishes more than ever to honour the heroes of modern times: 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.


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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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October 2022

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.

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August 2022

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.

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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 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.

A NEW "130 YEAR OLD VINTAGE" BACK TO THE SURFACE!

In 2019, the Gouffre of Padirac celebrated the 130th anniversary of its discovery. To mark this occasion, collaborated with Clos Triguedina to create its first "130-year old vintage", burying bottles of Probus 2016, 103 metres underground.

ON 23 JULY, THE TOUR DE FRANCE WILL DISRUPT TRAFFIC

Dear visitors, we would like to remind you that the 20th stage of the Tour de France takes place on 23 July. This stage is located in the Lot between Lacapelle-Marival and Rocamadour, about 20 km from the Gouffre de Padirac.
Traffic will be affected but is still possible!

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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.

REOPENING ON 1st APRIL 2022

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

The Gouffre de Padirac and Maxime Sorel will be supporting the association Vaincre la Mucoviscidose

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.