Padirac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Padirac in Lot

Visit Padirac: highlights and tourist information

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Padirac is situated in the Lot department and Midi-Pyrenees region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France at 50 kilometres from Cahors, the department capital (general information: Padirac is 449 kilometres from Paris).

Attractions in Padirac

The Gouffre de Padirac is the most popular cave system in France: Gouffre de Padirac

Popular places to visit nearby include Gouffre de Padirac at 2 km and Loubressac at 5 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Padirac, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Padirac in Occitanie.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

 
 

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Lot

Map of places to visit near Padirac

Markets in and near Padirac

  • Bretenoux: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Vayrac: market Thursday & Saturday (13km)
  • Martel: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Souillac: market Friday (23km)
  • Meyssac: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • Monceaux-sur-Dordogne: market Thursday - seasonal market only (29km)
  • Gourdon (Lot): market Thursday - seasonal market only (29km)
  • Gourdon (Lot): market Saturday (29km)
  • Figeac: market Saturday (34km)
  • Laroquebrou: market Friday - seasonal market only (37km)

More information about Padirac, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Padirac, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Padirac.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Castelnau-Bretenoux Chateau (9km)
  • Chateau Montal (9km)
  • Assier Chateau (21km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Causses du Quercy (30km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Carennac) (9km)
  • Abbaye Sainte Marie (Souillac) (23km)
  • Notre Dame des Cordeliers (Gourdon) (29km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Sardos (Sarlat) (43km)
  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien) (44km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Amand de Coly (Saint-Amand-de-Coly) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac (37km)
  • Jardins du château de Caudon (43km)
  • Jardin de la Daille (44km)
  • Jardins de l'Imaginaire (47km)
  • Jardins secrets de Cahors (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gouffre de Padirac (2km)
  • Gouffre des Vitarelles (12km)
  • Gouffre de la Fage (34km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Le rocher des aigles (eagles) (12km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Padirac

Canton: Gramat

Arrondissement: Gourdon

Department: Lot

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 46500

Distance to Padirac

from Cahors (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 449 km

from Calais: 679 km

from Nice: 457 km

from Bordeaux: 184 km

from Strasbourg: 618 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Padirac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Alvignac, Autoire, Lavergne, Loubressac, Mayrinhac-Lentour, Miers, Rignac, Saignes and Thegra.

This page in French: Visiter Padirac