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Address: Padirac, France
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This is a fabulous cave system, with soaring cavernous domes, perched barrage lakes and a wonderful variety of limestone structures. The trip starts in a giant sink hole. If... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Greenwell Point, Australia
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Greenwell Point, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a fabulous cave system, with soaring cavernous domes, perched barrage lakes and a wonderful variety of limestone structures. The trip starts in a giant sink hole. If you are fit you should at least walk down the steps to get a feel for the scale of the structure which you are about to enter. (If you are very... More 

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Bendigo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Whe you first see this massive hole in the ground, you have no idea what lies below! From the circular opening, the chasm is a 100 metre tubular hole which can be descended by elevator or stairs. The stairs certainly give a better appreciation of its depth and scope - and you have the option of the elevator to go... More 

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Corrèze, Limousin, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's probably different to any other commercial cave you've visited before (certainly in this area!). Take the stairs down, the boat along the underground river & soak it all up. An impressive setup. If you don't speak French well enough then please let them know - they have English speaking guides on the boats). The only downside is its popularity.... More 

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Creysse, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

If you are vacationing in this area, there are several choices of caves, though this was the most impressive of all and great value. Basically it's a river that runs underground and was discovered at a time when very little technical equipment was available, by a Mr. Martel. You actually get to see a hologram of the guy on the... More 

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Padirac is a novel set up, the ride on the underground gondola is different and a bit of fun, but the downside, I was scolded like a small child for taking a photo, agreed there are signs but they are sparse. The visit was ok but there are other caves nearby that are less commercial and as a result much... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We went down the staiirs to better understand the heights. The trip with the small boat inside was really nice and the guide had good stories to share. I recommend the visit outside high season !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The first view of this hole in the ground was as impressive as the underground tour. From a circular opening, the chasm is a 103 metre tubular hole which can be descended by elevator or stairs. The stairs certainly give a better appreciation of its depth and beauty - and you have the option of the elevator to go back... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Simply magical. This gigantic hole in the ground....discovered in the early 1900's, is a wonderful place to see this wonderous chasm. We went in October, after the crowds had left...and had a quiet, calm visit. The guides said that in prime season, the wait lines are hours-long, which would really put a crimp in the feeling of awe and silence,... More 

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Roseville, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Although this was not highly recommended by the guidebook I was using, we really enjoyed our visit to the Chasm. As we travel off season, we did not feel crowded or rushed, but I can imagine during high season, it might feel a little bit like a cattle drive. Yes, there are stairs, even if you take the elevators down... More 

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Kincardine, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This was a good cave experience. Fairly easy walking but ther are tairs. If I were to do it again, I would take the elevators gong down as well as coing up. The guildes on the boats are multi lingual, so just speak up if you want to hear another language. ours spoke Dutch, German, Franch and English and all... More 

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