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Gouffre de Padirac

Padirac, France
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Padirac
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We pre-booked our tickets whilst still home in Australia, based on all the reviews and recommendations. Fortunately, it was pretty quiet when we visited in October and parking was a breeze. Was amazed at how far down we descended into the Gouffre, we had a great walk to the boats and a lovely gondola, who was happy to speak both... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Even the queue outside in the heat was worthwhile as this is a pretty spectacular cave and quite easy for the able bodied to get around. The only downside is that our French is pretty poor, so we didn't get the most from the tour guide. Thoroughly recommended anyhow.

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Yes this underground very damp and dripping maze is out of this world unusual. The short boat ride goes quickly but the 20 minute guided walk seems to last an hour. Cave fans and kids will love the whole experience. Personally, as a Senior, I was not in shape for the steep stair climbing called for at the end of... More

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Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

As you approach the main entrance you can being to look down into the area and see the depth to the start. There are a large number of steps to go down to get to the bottom and start the experience but don't worry there are 2 lifts to take you down. As you walk along there are images displayed... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It was amazing, a must see. A bit of a drive, I think it was 50 kilometers from Sarlat but well worth it.

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Châteauponsac, Limousin, France
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

From the descent down the steps, to the subterranean gondola ride and the magnificent views inside. This is a must see if you are in the Rocamadour area. Spectacular. Note: take something warm to wear and booking ahead on line strongly advisable as its very popular.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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148 reviews 148 reviews
51 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It's definitely the biggest cave we've been in, and very impressive. The queue to get in was equally as impressive, 80-minutes long. When we left, the queue had grown around 30% longer. The big tip is to book on line a few days ahead, which we didn't do! We didn't regret going though.

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Launceston, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Brilliant, worth the money attraction. Especially on a wet day. Downside was queuing for an hour and a half outside in the rain to get in!! Very frustrating at the time, only one person on admissions desk! Once in, you walk a long way, a lot of steps up and down there are some elevators. Gorge is beautiful and historic.... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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172 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We booked our tickets in advance and would recommend you do this if possible as on the busy summer’s day we visited, the queues were huge. Car parking was somewhat haphazard with vehicles abandoned all over the place. Once inside though the place is spectacular, we chose to walk down the steps to avoid the wait for the lift but... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

fist of all the man who was stirring our boat was so horrible to say the least. he told me not to take a photo then he suddenly began to rock the boat so hard that we all nearly fell into the water. we were all very shaken by this. i had my 5 year old daughter with me i... More

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Alexandra C, Responsable commercial at Gouffre de Padirac, responded to this review

Dear Bernadette, What a surprising comment! Generally, visitors enjoy the visit here. Films and photography are forbidden during the guided tour. It is well indicated during your descent over 103 meters under ground, and guides also remind it to you. If the serious events you tell really happened, you should have warned the staff immediately, we would have taken the... More

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