Gouffre de Padirac (Padirac Cave) is a great limestone cave and a natural monument located in south-western part of France, about 20 km east of the medieval pilgrimage town of Rocamadour.
Gouffre de Padirac cave has a depth about 100 meters and is more than 100 m wide. Visitors can see impressive underground lakes here, as well as beautiful formations of stalactites and limestone waterfalls. The tour through the cave takes about 1.5 hour and it is divided in both walking and partially on boat. The huge number of visitors during the summer season is quite a big disadvantage.
Gouffre de Padirac cave is best accessible by car or by train. The nearest train station is located about 10 km west from the cave. Till now, more than 20 million visitors saw the cave.
Gouffre de Padirac is open daily from April to November. Basic admission fee is €9.40.
For more information about the cave, please visit official website here.
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