“Cruising Down the River on a Lazy Afternoon”
A super experience for everyone to enjoy
Welcome aboard the Rabaska, a real Indian-style canot which will take you on a voyage back in time in the wake of the Gabariers, the old-time Dordogne boatmen who carried the river trade between the High Dordogne and
Rabaska is an authentic 30-foot Canadian cargo canoe, witha 5-foot beam, carrying up to 15 passengers and embarking from the Quay at Port Sainte Foy.
Your state-qualified skipper has 30 years’ experience. He will guide you downstream in perfect safety, sharing with you his vast knowledge of the prolific bird life of the Dordogne –kingfishers, grey herons, cormorants and swans.
As you paddle along, you will discover the beautiful and varieds cenery, the many villages and the chateaux
which are so much part of the colourful history of the Dordogne Valley.
After a leisurely 3 hours or so, you will arrive at the historic port of Pessac, where your minibus will be waiting
to take you back to Port Sainte Foy.
Make a day of it
Full day schedules with a picnic stop or lunch in a restaurant are available on request. Personalised itineraries
can also be arranged.
The trip is suitable for handicapped people
Reservation is essential for groups of 7 to 15 people.Individuals should also book in advance.
Daily Departures all year round: 09h00 and 14h00
Fully qualified guide, licensed to take handicapped passengers
All equipment supplied including lifejackets, paddles and watertight containers
Fares: The boat trip 6 km : Adults 18€; children under 12- 10 €
The kingfisher boat trip : Adults 25€; children under 12 - 15€
Half day trips 12 km : Adults 30€; children under 12- 20 €
Full day trips 25 km : Adults 45€; children under 12- 25€
Special rates available for groups, minimum 10 persons.
( Prices on application).
The Dordogne - One of France’s Greatest Rivers
The Dordogne rises among the volcanoes of the Auvergne on the Puy de Sancy. It is traditionally said to start at the confluence of two clear mountain streams, the Dore and the Dogne.
The river flows for more than 500 kms through the Puy de Dôme, the Cantal, the Corrèze, the Lot, theDordogne and the Gironde. At the Bec d’Ambès, it joins another mighty river, the Garonne, to form the Estuary of the Gironde, the biggest in Europe The lack of industry along the river banks makes for an outstanding environment of unspoilt natural beauty. The waters of the Dordogne areamong the cleanest in France and support a wide variety of fish including salmon, sturgeon, lamprey and shad.
Spot the Châteaux
On your voyage, you will pass:-
Château de Baby 19th C
Demeure de Cugat 18th C
Château Picon 18th C
Château de St Aulaye 11th C
Village de St Aulaye
La Tour Beaupoil 18th C
Château de Ribebon 18th C
Manoir de la Bernède
Château de Montbreton 11th C
Château de Vidasse 15th C
Village de Pessac sur Dordogne
This company is open all year
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