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WELCOME TO THE GOUFFRE DE PADIRAC PRESS AREA

Located in the heart of the Dordogne Valley, in Lot Department and very close to Rocamadour, the Gouffre de Padirac is France's first underground natural heritage site.

Traditionally open to the public from the start of the Easter holidays to early November, this unmissable tourist site in Occitania Region has welcomed over 25 million visitors since it was discovered in 1889.

In 2019, the Gouffre de Padirac will celebrate the 130 years of its discovery by Edouard-Alfred Martel, with an anniversary year ponctuated by unique cultural and festive events!

If you would like more information on our site and our seasonal events,
you will find here all you need to get to know the Gouffre de Padirac better and to make your work easier:


GOUFFRE DE PADIRAC PRESS DEPARTMENT CONTACT

WORDCOM CONSULTING
01 45 44 82 65

Eglantine de Cossé Brissac
rp@wordcom.fr

GOUFFRE DE PADIRAC PRESS DEPARTMENT

Magdaléna Mauguéret
mma@gouffre-de-padirac.com
06 33 44 82 84

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PRESS RELEASES

LE GOUFFRE DE PADIRAC RECRUTE POUR SA SAISON 2023 : UNE JOURNÉE PORTES OUVERTES ORGANISÉE LE MARDI 10 JANVIER

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BILAN DE LA SAISON 2022 : UNE FRÉQUENTATION EN PASSE DE RENOUER AVEC LES CHIFFRES D’AVANT COVID ET DES AMBITIONS TOUJOURS INTACTES POUR L’AVENIR

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The Gouffre of Padirac unveils its new online archive tool

A veritable treasure trove of online archives, the "Padiracothèque" of the Gouffre of Padirac has been given 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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The Gouffre of Padirac, partner of the skipper, Maxime Sorel for the Route du Rhum

As part of the Route du Rhum 2022, Destination Guadeloupe, the Gouffre of Padirac is once again committed to the Breton skipper Maxime Sorel, whose route it will follow as he crosses the Atlantic. The boat will depart on 6 November.

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The Gouffre de Padirac: a haven of peace 103 metres below ground

As the Gouffre catches its breath between two school holiday periods, autumn is the ideal time to enjoy this natural jewel in complete peace and quiet.

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A fascinating and fun family visit

The All Saints' Day holidays will take place from Saturday 22 October to Monday 7 November. An ideal opportunity to discover a magical place and experience an extraordinary underground adventure at the Gouffre de Padirac.

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THE FIRST HONEY MADE IN GOUFFRE OF PADIRAC AVAILABLE AT THE KIOSK

In 2022, the Gouffre de Padirac set up black bee hives on its grounds, just two minutes from the chasm. In collaboration with the Pêle-Miel apiary, this project is part of an initiative to preserve this endangered species but also to promote local producers and products from the region, which are featured in the Gouffre's delicatessen.

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THE PADIRAC CHASM: AN UNFORGETTABLE FUN AND CULTURAL ACTIVITY FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

Young explorers are the first to be amazed by the journey to the heart of the earth that opens up beneath their feet. A fascinating adventure supported by the many youth materials offered by the Gouffre, whether before the visit, during the tour or in the shop to take home wonderful souvenirs.

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THE NEW "130 YEARS VINTAGE" IS BACK ON THE SURFACE!

On 24 September, 600 bottles and 24 magnums of Probus 2017 were buried at the foot of the Grand Dôme hall in exceptional conditions: 13° and 98% humidity constant. This new limited series of top-of-the-range wine is coming back to the surface on June 24th.

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THE PADIRAC CHASM PROMOTES LOCAL CRAFTS AT THE KIOSK

From 1st July, the Kiosque of the Gouffre will open every day during the summer. Located in the site's wooded park, this retro chic shop offers to the visitors, local products carefully selected by the team.

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On Saturday 13th November, the Gouffre de Padirac and Maxime Sorel will be supporting the association Vaincre la Mucoviscidose

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PRESS REVIEW

Gouffre : la fréquentation n'a pas retrouvé le niveau de 2019

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Interview : Le miel de Padirac, pour la sauvegarde des abeilles noires

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The Gouffre of Padirac, a veritable treasure trove of archives online

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Interview : The Gouffre de Padirac, a fun activity for the autumn holidays

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Interview : The Gouffre de Padirac and its legends for the autumn holidays

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Tourism: why queues should soon be a bad memory

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The first natural underground site in France, the Gouffre puts a real historical treasure online

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The Gouffre de Padirac supports the skipper Maxime Sorel for the Route du Rhum

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Padirac, diving into the depths of the chasms

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The Gouffre de Padirac: An idea for an outing during the All Saints' Day holidays

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Interview : Recruitment of seasonal workers for the All Saints' Day holidays at the Padirac Abyss

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Emission In Vino – Interview de Laetitia de Ménibus-Gravier et Sabine Baldès

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The new “cuvée des 130 ans” is back on the surface

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A boatman's guide at the Padirac chasm, an original and unusual summer job

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Gouffre de Padirac, 5,000 to 6,000 people per day at the height of the season

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Explorer : From the Padirac chasm to Montbrison

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Le Kiosque du Gouffre: local craftsmanship in the spotlight all summer

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Padirac: the first exceptional honey, made in the Padirac chasm, available in the delicatessen

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Interview : Honey made in Gouffre de Padirac

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The Padirac chasm has benefited from the heatwave

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The Gouffre of Padirac puts its first honey harvest on sale

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Interview : Attendance at the Chasm boosted by the heatwave

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The Padirac chasm: in search of freshness

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This summer the Gouffre of Padirac is also open few evenings

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The Gouffre of Padirac: A refuge of freshness

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The Gouffre of Padirac among the 10 most popular French natural sites

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The Padirac chasm: a cool paradise

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Interview: Explorers' evenings make a comeback

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« J’apporte le dessert » : A gourmet escapade in the Gouffre with Jean Baptiste Matignon

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Interview : Le Kiosque, local products at the Gouffre of Padirac

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MIDI ma région, mes envies : Edouard Martel, The master of the abyss

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Training with the “bateliers” at the Gouffre de Padirac

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Data and artificial intelligence at the Gouffre de Padirac

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The Gouffre de Padirac in the running for the favorite monument of the French

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The Gouffre de Padirac, the bowels of the Earth

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Interview of LAETITIA DE MÉNIBUS-GRAVIER for the Gouffre de Padirac

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Holiday guide - Le Gouffre de Padirac

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8 unusual places to escape the heatwave

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Twelve underground places to visit to escape the heatwave

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An original photo exhibition at the Gouffre de Padirac

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A treasure huddled under "le causse"

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Beginning of the "Explorer" tours at the Gouffre de Padirac

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20 Minutes - « With three months of delay, the Gouffre de Padirac regains its visitors »

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Figaro Magazine - « From Rocamadour to Padirac, the Lot in freedom »

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La Vie Quercynoise - « The Gouffre de Padirac reopens on June 26th »

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Camping car magazine – Gouffre de Padirac, journey to the center of the earth

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The "Prestige" cuvée is confined for one year

Nothing like an underground kingdom for Prince Probus. The prestigious vintage of the 130 years of the gouffre
has reached the bowels of Padirac, to age at 103 meters deep.

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www.geo.fr : « What are the most beautiful caves in France? »

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