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Padirac

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Lot

Padirac - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Lot
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Charming small village of Lot, Occitan region Padirac takes place about sixty kilometers from Cahors, in the Causse de Gramat. It is located north of the Regional Natural Park of the Quercy, close to Rocamadour, Rignac, Lavergne and Loubressac.

Elder territory Padirac known human occupation for many centuries, as evidenced by the remains found on site. Known worldwide for its famous gulf, the town continues to attract visitors with its exceptional natural heritage.

Passing through the village of Padirac you can explore the most beautiful sights of the region and admire some of the most interesting cities while enjoying the quiet atmosphere of this city southwest of France.

Geographical information

MunicipalityPadirac
Postcode46500
Latitude44.8416130 (N 44° 50’ 30”)
Longitude1.7534430 (E 1° 45’ 12”)
AltitudeFrom 318m to 426m
Surface area8.86 km²
Population175 inhabitants
Density19 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCahors (67 km, 1:03)
Insee code46213
IntercommunalityCC Causses et Vallée de la Dordogne
DepartmentLot
TerritoriesMidi-Pyrénées, Quercy
RegionOccitanie

Nearest cities & towns

Thégra3.7 km (7 min)
Miers4.6 km (7 min)
Mayrinhac-Lentour5.8 km (9 min)
Lavergne6.5 km (8 min)
Alvignac6.9 km (8 min)
Autoire7.5 km (9 min)
Loubressac8.2 km (10 min)
Rignac8.7 km (11 min)
Gintrac9.2 km (11 min)
Bio9.4 km (12 min)
Gramat9.5 km (13 min)
Saint-Jean-Lagineste10.4 km (15 min)
Saint-Médard-de-Presque11 km (13 min)
Prudhomat11.5 km (15 min)

Things to see and do

A natural cavity of thirty-five meters in diameter, the Padirac abyss has made the town famous throughout the world. Considered one of the greatest geological curiosities in the country, the site is accessible to the public via a descent to 103 meters deep. On site, it is possible to enjoy a ride on the underground river thanks to large boats, in particular to admire the Grande Pendeloque, a giant stalactite sixty meters high. Let yourself be seduced by the beauty of the lakes of Gours and of the Rain, as well as by the room of the Grand Dôme with its vault of nearly one hundred meters in height.

Do not miss to discover the zoological park dedicated to the world of reptiles, before admiring the castle of Padirac or the Saint-Julien church.

The town also has an important megalithic heritage like the dolmens of Andrieu, Escurettes, Bougoulat, Calcas, Claouzelles and Pendus.

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Photos

Padirac chasm: descent staircase
Padirac chasm: descent staircase
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Zoological park in Padirac
Zoological park in Padirac
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Padirac chasm: descent staircase
Padirac chasm: descent staircase
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Padirac chasm: entrance to the bottom
Padirac chasm: entrance to the bottom
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Zoological park in Padirac
Zoological park in Padirac
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Padiparc Trailer
Padiparc Trailer
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Zoological park in Padirac
Zoological park in Padirac
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Zoological park in Padirac
Zoological park in Padirac
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Zoological park in Padirac
Zoological park in Padirac
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Padirac chasm: top of the chasm seen from the bottom
Padirac chasm: top of the chasm seen from the bottom
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Padirac chasm: entrance passage at the bottom
Padirac chasm: entrance passage at the bottom
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Padirac chasm: the bottom
Padirac chasm: the bottom
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Weather

Monday 3 october
Min. 8°C - Max. 21°C
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Tuesday 4 october
Min. 7°C - Max. 22°C
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Wednesday 5 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 25°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Discover reptiles at Padiparc
Entertainment6 € to 8 € Padirac
Personalised guided tour of the Dordogne Valley
Culture and education6 € Loubressac (5.2 km)
Adventure sightseeing on a river with a nature guide
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 50 € Vayrac (11.2 km)
Visit a stained glass art studio
Arts and CraftsFreeCornac (12.2 km)
Reptiland, a different view of reptiles
Entertainment7 € to 10 € Martel (14.5 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Alzou Gorges
HikeIntermediate5:00Gramat (7.3 km)
Puy de Mont Circuit
HikeEasy2:00Vayrac (13 km)
Henri's path and quest for the magic hammer
HikeEasy2:30Le Bastit (15 km)
Circuit of Pochy
HikeEasy2:30Le Vigan (27 km)
The fountains and bread ovens tour
HikeIntermediate5:00Sérilhac (28 km)

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Bed & breakfasts

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Campsites

Hotels

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