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Photo is of Gouffre de Padirac at 2 km from Padirac

Visit Padirac: highlights and tourist information

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Padirac is situated in the Lot department and Occitanie region.

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!

Gouffre de Padirac

Gouffre de Padirac

Cave at 2 km (direction north-north-west)

The Gouffre de Padirac is the most popular cave system...

See Gouffre de Padirac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 5 km (direction east-north-east)

Both the unspoiled nature of the village and the...

See Loubressac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 5 km (direction east-north-east)

Autoire is very small but very pleasant to explore,...

See Autoire guide


at 7 km (direction south-south-west)

Gramat is a pleasant town to visit, and your children will...

See Gramat guide
Chateau de Castelnau-Bretenoux

Chateau de Castelnau-Bretenoux

Castle at 8 km (direction north-east)

The Chateau de Castelnau-Loubressac is an imposing medieval castle built in...

See Chateau de Castelnau-Bretenoux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction north-north-west)

There are numerous architectural highlights and attractive buildings in Carennac,...

See Carennac guide


at 11 km (direction east)

Some of the highlights in Saint-Cere are rather hidden away, so take...

See Saint-Cere guide


at 12 km (direction west-south-west)

One of the most visited destinations in France, Rocamadour is both...

See Rocamadour guide


at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

Numerous medieval towers and other fascinating buildings ensure that Martel retains its...

See Martel guide


at 17 km (direction north-north-east), in the Correze department

The town of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne you can explore the attractive old town and...

See Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction north-north-east), in the Correze department

In a lovely hilltop position, Curemonte is less touristic...

See Curemonte guide


at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

The castle, medieval gateway and market hall are among the...

See Lacapelle-Marival guide


at 23 km (direction west-north-west)

The town of Souillac is enjoyable to explore, and well placed to...

See Souillac guide


at 25 km (direction north-north-west), in the Correze department

Meyssac is a village in Correze with an interesting...

See Meyssac guide

... 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

What to do at Padirac? 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

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

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

Padirac is in the south of France at 50 kilometres from Cahors, the department capital (general information: Padirac is 449 kilometres from Paris).

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

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