With its 25 kilometres of galleries, its 99m circumference and 75 m depth, the Caves of Padirac are well worth a visit for their astonishing size!
The Plane river, a tributary of the Dordogne, which runs 103 below the earth's surface, as well as the gigantic vault of the Grand Dôme also offers amazing surprises and stunning colours.
Just like many other caves, the Caves of Padirac have been the subject of many legends, the most famous of all involving St Martin triumphing over satan.
Not accesssible by public transport
Open from April to November
Ticket office closes 1:30 before the site's closure
From Wednesday 30 March to Thursday 30 June 2016 :
Every day, from 09:30 to 18:30
From Friday 1 to Sunday 31 July 2016 :
Every day, from 09:30 to 20:00
From Monday 1 to Wednesday 31 August 2016 :
Every day, from 08:30 to 20:30
From Thursday 1 September to Friday 11 November 2016 :
Every day, from 09:30 to 18:00
Admission prices :
Full price : 10.5 €
Children from 4 to 12 years : 7 €
Children up to 2 years : Free