A DETAILED ITINERARY FOR A SUCCESSFUL VISIT
The access to the site is limited, please take note of the detailed route before your visit.
This section offers you an overview of the site accessibility at the Gouffre de Padirac, and allows you to organise your visit in the best way.
It contains information on the facilities and services offered to disabled visitors and / or visitors with special needs.
Persons with mobility difficulties are advised to use the three lifts. However, there are 70 steps down to the underground river, 103 metres underground.
The gallery tour includes several sets of steps.
Access to the Salle du Grand Dôme involves 150 steps going up and 150 steps going down.
There may be a wait at the pier. Holders of invalidity cards (or pregnant ladies) can board the boat directly, occupy a bench set aside for them, and wait for their companions to embark.
However, the boat crossing can be done without taking the rest of the gallery tour.
We encourage pregnant ladies and persons with mobility difficulties to speak to staff and to pay close attention to the maps and information in order to assess their physical condition before starting their tour.
On the approach to the shaft, you can view several information panels that set out the history of the Gouffre de Padirac.
The tour trail is in a dark and damp environment that can be slippery. For that reason, it is not suitable for unaccompanied persons with vision problems. However, guide dogs and assistance dogs are welcome on site at the Gouffre de Padirac.
Before making your reservation (for groups or individuals), please contact us so that we can give you the best possible advice (conditions, preferable times, etc.):
+33 (0)5 65 33 77 37