Gouffre de Padirac

Located in the heart of the Dordogne Valley, near Rocamadour and Sarlat, the Gouffre de Padirac is the largest underground natural heritage site in France.
Your visit begins with a 103-metre descent underground by lift or stairs, followed by a walk through the caves to the pier, where you set off for a boat ride. The river takes you past the Grand Pendeloque, an impressive 60-metre-long stalactite that hangs over the Lac de la Pluie. Disembarking from the boat, you continue to the Lac des Gours and the incredible Salle du Grande Dôme whose cathedral-like ceiling rises to a height of 94 metres, revealing a multitude of geological wonders shaped by nature over millions of years.
More than 25 million visitors have marvelled at the caves since its discovery by Édouard-Alfred Martel in 1889.
Let’s discover underground the most beautiful place overground !

Covid-19 special services


  • Coach access
  • Shop
  • Restaurant
  • Fast food
  • Motorhomes allowed


  • Picnic area
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Car park
  • Free car park
  • Private parking
  • Coach parking

Spoken Languages

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Dutch

Type of customer

  • Groups
  • Home school groups
  • Children
  • Students
  • Special rate for disabled people

From 01/04 to 13/11/2022.

Adult: 19.50 €
Child : 14.50 €
Group adults: 15 to 17.60 €
Group children : 11 to 13.60 €.

Free entry for children < 4 years, press, the drivers.
Child entry valid for 4 - 12 years.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

from 11€
Le Gouffre
46500 Padirac