Le gouffre de Padirac
At about one hour from the campsite. Acces to the caves by a 33 meter large and 75 meter deep sinkhole. Stairs and elevators allow you to reach the bottom of this sinkhole. A 350 meter long gallery brings you to the bank of a soutteranean river (length: 560 meters), where you take a boat to the Lac de la Pluie (rain lake). Via the Lac des Grands Gours and the Lac de la Fin you arrive in the 94 meter high Salle du Grand Dôme. Don't forget to admire the stalagmites and stalactites.
The Lot deparment is situated in the Midi-Pyrénées in South-East France.
The limestone plateaus (Causses) are cut through by large river gorges such as the Lot, the Dordogne or the Célé. The Causses contain many caves, some of which with parietal art, like the Pech Merle cave.
The parietal paintings, Celtic sepulchral monuments, medieval towns, monastries and castles are all evidences of a long human presence in the Lot.
Nowadays you can enjoy the beautiful nature, peace and space, visit the typical markets and fleemarkets, and taste the local products.