Gouffre de Padirac caves

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Immerse yourself in another world, that of "one of the longest subterranean river networks" in the world, after Yucatán (40km/25mi!) in Mexico. A tour of this vertiginous chasm starts with a 500m/547yd boat ride down its mysterious river and continues on foot through vast caverns decorated with gigantic limestone concretions. The Padirac chasm remains a must for those keen to explore the Causse de Gramat.

Useful information

Address : 

Lieu-dit Le Gouffre, 46500 Padirac

Phone:

+33 5 65 33 64 56

Price:

12 € (children 8.50 €)

Opening hours

daily, check online for timetable - closed end Oct-Easter weekend

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