River boat trip in FranceBoat trip in Perigord, France


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Open 7 days a week from1 April to 1 November


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Legendary peoples, sages, merchants, lords, clerics and, first and foremost, the poor, without whom the others could not have existed, have succeeded one another or crossed each other’s paths in this Dordogne valley.

We will take you on the Norbert sailing barges to explore some of the most evocative Périgord Noir sites as you drift along.

Our audioguides provided free of charge and exclusively reserved for aduts will tell you about the boulders that tumbled onto the village, the bargemen’s work and life, the fish, both migrant and non-migrant, the times when the river has flooded, the wars, the crusades and the sieges laid to the castles, such as Castelnaud.

All this will perhaps bring it home to you why so many people from all over the world come here.

Don’t worry, you won’t need to haul the boat back upstream from the towpath, as people still had to 150 years ago, to get back to La Roque Gageac.

 

Clear, lively commentaries provided by our guides are translated into your language and relayed by an audioguide system to take you on a journey of discovery through 10 centuries of the Dordogne valley and its fabulous history.

More than 60 000 passengers took this trip in 2000.

Boats used : Replicas of the flat-bottomed sailing boats (gabares à voile) of the 18C and 19C (engine-powered)
Capacity : Two 50-seater boats
Duration : 55 minutes by boat to discover castles 5
Distance covered : a loop of 6.5 km/4 miles
Trip : On-board commentary
Departure and arrival : La Roque-Gageac
Departure : between 10am and 6pm
(October and November: afternoons only)

The river floods may force us to cancel this boat trip.

Information and Reservations :
Tel +33 5 53 29 40 44

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