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"Explorer" tours


THE EXPLORERS' EVENINGS ARE BACK!
From July to September, the Gouffre of Padirac invites visitors to (re)discover its spectacular underground galleries in a different way. A journey 103 meters underground illuminated by lantern light, in the footsteps of the site's first explorer, Edouard-Alfred Martel.


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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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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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"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 24 June 2022

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.

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Saturday 23 July 2022

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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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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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.

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.

REOPENING ON 1st APRIL 2022

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

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.

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.

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.