We visited the Gouffre de Padirac today. The cave, accessed by descending the chasm by foot (or elevator), contains a subterranean river system, partially accessible by boat.
We had to wait almost 2 hours before we could descend due to the big amount of other tourists wanting to visit the cave. I suggest to pre-order tickets online if you like to visit.
After descending the chasm and further going down by the stairs, you enter the cave system, which is 103 metres beneath the surface. You’re guided onto the subterranean river in Venetian style.
After 2km’s of galleries by boat, we set foot on “land” and were guided to behold the magnificent beauty of this cave, the massive stalactites (75m long), the distance towards the surface. On some parts you could see the surface at 94m above you.
Although we had to wait for more then 2 hours, I’m still happy we visited this subterranean wonder. Amazed by the grandeur, massive beauty and existence, it was definitely worth a visit. Entrance price is 12 EURO. Bring a jacket or sweater when you plan on visiting because it’s only 13 degrees in the cave.