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Gouffre de Padirac

Padirac, France
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Padirac
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Doetinchem, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A great cave that goes 130 metres deep! And THEN you step into a boat that leeds you to amazing great halls all througout an underground river.. Unforgettable! The downside is that you can't make any pictures inside the cave. You can buy them though!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

'Gouffre' literally means abyss, and refers to the massive 75m deep sinkhole that you see upon arriving at the site. The real attractions are the caves and underground river that run below the ground at the base of the sinkhole. There are some stairs involved in getting there but most of the vertical journey can be managed by elevator. The... More

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A must do. We are from Australia and we have our own caves with beautiful stalagmites and stalagtites but this is a beauty. Part boat trip, part walking, this magnificent cave is well presented and very impressive to visit. Our boat driver didn’t try to speak English but we had a pamphlet to read in English whereas our walking guide... More

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Everybody should enjoy the experience of going her, it was interesting and very organised.i If you don't want to walk there are lifts there to get down into the cave . Very refreshing place .

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We booked our tickets online and got there for 9am and were pleased to have done so. There are lifts but still lots of steps to negotiate but so worth it. The boat rides were great as this was the best way to be able to see so many stalagmites and stalactites. It really is awe-inspiring!

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Planned to do on the same day we visited Rocamadour but that didn't happen. So two days later we went back and so glad we did. Bring a sweater and a light rain jacket with a hood or hat. Ask for an English speaking guide and the gave us one who was working on speaking better English. They did a... More

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

TIP: BOOK YOUR TICKETS ONLINE! (especially in july and august) TIP: Bring a sweater with you. It's only 12 degrees in the cave. + You pay 10,30 euros for one adult. It's not that much. (We payed 17 euros two years ago for one adult in another cave not that far from this one.) So it's totally worth it! +... More

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Sydney, Australia
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Elevators to level, walking then boat to unique limestone formation caves. Out of the way but worth the journey. Pre book and pay for tickets to avoid wait as tours are number limited and fill up. Have seen caves around the world and this is world class unique. Worth the journey and price.

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Bideford, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

An absolute must, book in advance to avoid the long queues, and be prepared to be amazed! This is a truly world class site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Perhaps we were lucky when we went, arriving 2.30pm midweek, but the caves weren't over busy. This is a really super place to visit, and takes about 2 hours to go around. Standing at the top of the first sinkhole doesn't prepare you for the other view looking back up from the green depths to the sky 300ft above. There... More

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