Gouffre De Padirac Aka Largest Underground Caves Of France

Gouffre de Padirac is also known as caves Padirac ( or chasm Padirac ), and it is located in the region of Midi-Pyrénées , in the south-west of France, in the vicinity of the pilgrimage center of Rocamadour. This is the most spectacular cave in France! Padirac Cave is a huge crater with a diameter of 35 m and a depth of 99 m, which was formed in the collapse of the cave. It was discovered in the late 19th century, although it is known that the cave had already existed in the 3rd century, and in the 15th and 16th centuries there were people here when mined potassium nitrate. This cave system considered one of the most remarkable phenomena in pirodnyh Massif Central. The length of the cave is more than 40 km, although only 2 km of galleries open to the public.

Gouffre De Padirac Aka Largest Underground Caves Of France

The tour includes a descent on the elevator or stairs to the underground caves. There you will be put in the boat and on the impressive beauty provezut tunnels. Then you look Grande Pendeloque, a giant stalactite of 60 meters in height, which hangs in the air as if enjoying a private ortrazheniem in the Lac de la Pluie. flickr/Dominique Abautret

Next you prishvartuetes and tour prodolzhits walk to the lake Lac des Gours and Grand Dome hall with a ceiling height of 94 meters! It is here that you will feel the true splendor of the Gouffre de Padirac! The tour takes about 1.5 hours from the reception. The route is about 2 km long, including 500 m on a boat.

At present, it has not been explored in its entirety. A place that intrigues the tourists who come in numbers every year, with more than 400 000 visits.

Gouffre De Padirac Aka Largest Underground Caves Of France

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Gouffre De Padirac Aka Largest Underground Caves Of France

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Gouffre De Padirac Aka Largest Underground Caves Of France

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Gouffre De Padirac Aka Largest Underground Caves Of France

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Gouffre De Padirac Aka Largest Underground Caves Of France

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Gouffre De Padirac Aka Largest Underground Caves Of France

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Gouffre De Padirac Aka Largest Underground Caves Of France

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Gouffre De Padirac Aka Largest Underground Caves Of France

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Source – en.wikipedia.org, tripadvisor.in

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28 thoughts on “Gouffre De Padirac Aka Largest Underground Caves Of France

  1. They are magnificent caves, ChinGum. I have been to some interesting caves in the UK, but they are not as spectacular as those in this area. You can look them up, Cheddar Gorge ,Wookey Hole Caves, and Mother Shipton’s Cave.
    Regards, Pete.

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  2. Amazing! A year back we happened to go to an “ice cave” somewhere between Vienna and Salzburg which was an amazing formation of droplets of water freezing inside a cave and forming a massive structure. Amazing nature!

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  3. It looks beautiful. I’m not keen on being underground so I’ll just admire from afar. 🙂
    Thanks for the follow, by the way, and sorry it took me so long to get here. You caught me at a busy time.

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