Canoeing in the Périgord

The Périgord has 5 rivers to explore by canoe: the Dronne, the l’Isle, the Auvézère, the Dordogne and the Vézère. The department is also the first French destination for the practice of recreational canoeing. With the option of 5 rivers, there are about 70 canoe rentals to welcome you. They invite you to have a look at the Périgord differently while taking the time to let yourself go with the flow. These 5 calm rivers are perfect for family outings. You only have to lift your eyes to look up and admire classified villages like Beynac or Saint-Leons-sur-Vézère, historical sites like the Abbey of Brantôme and of course stunning riverbank scenery, a treasure hidden from those on the mainland.


To facilitate your breaks when you spend a day on the water, mooring points were created on the banks of the five rivers. In total twenty nautical stops allow you to easily dock and alight for a picnic. At the reception of all the Dordogne campsites you’ll find information on the closest canoe rental companies. Some campsites may even offer to make a booking for you, for a trip by canoe or kayak. And some others, situated along the river, have their own canoe rental.

Whatever campsite you choose for a holiday in the Périgord, like.a natural site for tents and caravans or an upscale site with rental accommodations and swimming pool, you will always find a watercourse nearby where you can indulge in the joys of canoeing. If, however, you want to prepare your trip on the water in advance, this website will give you all the necessary information on canoeing in the department Dordogne:


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