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THE EXPLORERS' EVENINGS ARE BACK!
From April to October, 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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JUNE 12, 2024

THE SECRETS OF THE GOUFFRE DE PADIRAC

Release of the book “Les secrets du Gouffre de Padirac” by Tristan Gaston-Breton, published by Albin Michel on June 12, 2024.

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THURSDAY JULY 11

TOUR DE FRANCE ON THURSDAY JULY 11

Due to the passage of the Tour de France on Thursday, July 11 in the Lot and in the immediate vicinity of the Gouffre de Padirac, access to the site will be severely disrupted from 10am to 2:30pm (estimated time according to information transmitted and available).

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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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June 7, 2024

A 4TH "CUVÉE DES 130 ANS" HAS EMERGED FROM THE DEPTHS

The 4th Cuvée des 130 ans Gouffre de Padirac x Clos Triguedina - Famille Baldès has emerged from the underground galleries after a year's ageing at 103m below ground in exceptional conditions: constant 13° and 98% humidity.

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Friday 10th & 11th OF MAY 2024

JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH, IN SEARCH OF AXEL LIDENBROCK

In 1864, Jules Verne published his famous adventure novel, Journey to the Centre of the Earth. To mark the 160th anniversary of its publication, the Gouffre de Padirac and Crumble Production are taking you on a journey through the world of the book in a brand new immersive play.

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SUNDAY 31 MARCH 2024

EGG HUNT 103 METRES UNDERGROUND

The Gouffre de Padirac will kick off the season with a family event on Sunday 31 March, an unusual egg hunt at the centre of the earth!

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FRIDAY 23 AND SATURDAY 24 JUNE 2023

A NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH KAZ HAWKINS

For the 2023 music festival, the Gouffre de Padirac is inviting blues and soul singer Kaz Hawkins to perform two new evening concerts on 23 and 24 June.

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From 31 March to 5 November 2023

IN 2023, THE PADIRAC CHASM TELLS THE STORY OF THE EXPLORERS

To prolong the adventure for visitors, the Gouffre de Padirac is opening a conceptual place, a Restaurant & Café-Library dedicated to stories of exploration and is presenting the photographic exhibition "The Faces of Exploration", by Editions Paulsen-Guérin.

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A NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH KAZ HAWKINS

For the 2023 music festival, the Gouffre de Padirac is inviting blues and soul singer Kaz Hawkins to perform two new evening concerts on 23 and 24 June.

IN 2023, THE PADIRAC CHASM TELLS THE STORY OF THE EXPLORERS

To prolong the adventure for visitors, the Gouffre de Padirac is opening a conceptual place, a Restaurant & Café-Library dedicated to stories of exploration and is presenting the photographic exhibition "The Faces of Exploration", by Editions Paulsen-Guérin.

REOPENING OF THE GOUFFRE DE PADIRAC 2023

The Gouffre de Padirac will reopen its doors from Friday 31 March to 5 November 2023.
You can plan your visit now by purchasing your tickets via our online ticketing service.

THE "PADIRACOTHÈQUE": NEW ONLINE ARCHIVE TOOL

The Padiracotheque of the Gouffre of Padirac is getting 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.

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!

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.

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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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.

REOPENING ON 1st APRIL 2022

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

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.