Gabarre or canoe trips in the Dordogne

Discover the Dordogne from a unique angle, through its attractive landscapes that will not fail to amaze you. Divided into several Périgords, the Dordogne benefits from multiple assets, notably its environmental diversity. Head to the 4-star Le Paradou campsite to explore the hidden mysteries of the Périgord Vert.

Discover the most beautiful walks in Dordogne along the water

In the Dordogne, you will be delighted by the landscapes you can enjoy. Indeed, you will be able to make walks along the rivers and enjoy the joys of the Dordogne, the Dronne, the Isle or even the Vézère. You will be able to survey the Dordogne by gabarre or canoe, original ways to discover the small corners of the Dordogne. Thus, discover in a thousand ways the jewels of the Périgord thanks to river trips or walks on one of the many rivers of the region. During your stay in the Dordogne, you can combine a sporty and relaxing vacation and leave filled with many unforgettable memories.

Explore the Dordogne by gabarre

Discover the Dordogne River by sailing in a traditional boat, the gabarre. You will be able to explore the Dordogne department in an original way and enjoy the richness of the landscapes. From your gabarre, observe the castles, the riverbanks and contemplate the fauna and flora through all the quietness that this means of transport offers.

In the Dordogne, there are many departure points by gabarre, discover them all!

From Creysse

In a privileged environment of the Périgord, the Creysse gabarre has many surprises in store for you. From the port of Creysse, enjoy the view of the village of Mouleydier, its fisheries, its mills and its cluzeaux during 1h30. Via the village of Mouleydier, discover also the village of Tuilières, the lock scale and its dam.

From Roque Gageac

From the port of La Roque-Gageac, classified as the “Most Beautiful Village in France”, you will go to the castle of Castelnaud to enjoy the Périgord Noir during 55 minutes of navigation. Along the water, admire the river environment, the fauna and flora, the castles without forgetting the villages rich of their admirable architecture. Finally, the historical richness of this small corner of the Dordogne will have no more secrets for you.

From Bergerac

On the Dordogne river and in the heart of the Purple Perigord, go on an adventure of the wine and country houses road during a 50 minutes gabarre excursion. Starting from the old port of Bergerac, you will follow the steps of Cyrano, and discover the history of inland waterways as well as the historical past of the old town of Bergerac.

From Brantôme

Take advantage of the proximity of the campsite to the village of Brantôme, to discover its history thanks to a 50-minute gabarre ride. Located in the Périgord Vert and nicknamed the Green Venice, Brantôme is a must-see in the Dordogne. You will be able to enjoy the Coudé bridge, medieval houses dating from the Renaissance, the Benedictine Abbey, the Campanile bell tower, troglodytic dwellings, the monks’ park, the millers’ ford, the convent’s mill, but also wild islets. In Brantôme, you will find many places of interest that bear witness to the richness of its historical past.

From Duellas

Embark on a gabarre trip in the heart of a calm and preserved nature on the Isle river. You will have the opportunity to experience something unique in the Perigord, the passage of a manual lock. Moreover, take advantage of your walk from Duellas to discover its mill and its garden with exhibition, show, organic vegetable garden, nature animation, games, picnic area, refreshment bar and restaurant. Finally, you will choose the circuit of your choice which can go from 1 to 6 hours of stroll.

Other walks in Dordogne are also to be discovered:

  • Beynac
  • Earthworks
  • Norbert
  • Copeyre

Canoeing, another way to explore the Dordogne

During your vacations, you can decide to go canoeing to discover the wonderful landscapes of the Dordogne. You will be able to benefit from the proximity with nature while having a sporting activity. To explore the Dordogne at its best, you can navigate on different rivers that will allow you to discover different facets of the department. You will be able to take the Dordogne, the Dronne, the Isle or the Vézère.

En route on the Dordogne River

If you want to spend a day discovering the magnificent castles of the Dordogne, then go for it. Embark on the Dordogne River and see the castles of Beynac, Castelnaud, Montfort, Fayrac, Milandes and many others. You will also be able to discover many villages, some of which are classified as “the most beautiful villages in France”.

Go on the river Dronne

If you wish to be in harmony with a calm and preserved environment, then go sailing on the river Dronne. You will discover superb landscapes, in particular a mill, ruins, Bourdeilles and its castle, and many others. Sail around the authentic village of Brantôme and discover the diversity of the Dordogne territory.

On the way to the Isle River

Nicknamed the “Golden Flake River”, the Isle has not finished surprising you. Rich of its various and varied landscapes you will be able to navigate in the middle of mills and numerous unmissable villages like Jumilhac le Grand, Périgueux, Saint-Astier, Neuvic-sur- l’Isle, Mussidan, Montpon-Menesterol. A trip on the Isle is an original way to visit the beautiful villages of the Dordogne so don’t hesitate and go for an adventure.

Go on an adventure on the Vézère river

If you are passionate about history and beautiful landscapes, then take a canoe trip on the Vézère river. You can discover the Vézère Valley, classified as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1979. You will be able to admire its wonderful sites surrounding it with its high cliffs where prehistoric men lived, its villages and troglodytic fortresses, its castles and its churches.

Stay in our 4 star Dordogne campsite

For a stay rich in gabarre and canoe trips that will allow you to explore the region and its secrets, head to our campsite Le Paradou in the Dordogne.

Our campsite located in Dordogne, in the green Périgord offers you accommodation in the heart of a wooded park. Enjoy a comfortable mobile home or a spacious pitch in the middle of a green nature and its rivers and streams.

After having paddled the Dordogne with your canoe or in a gabarre, you can relax in our heated swimming pool or have fun in our water park with giant slides.

When you come to Le Paradou, you will benefit from a campsite on the edge of the river surrounded by nature and greenery, in a calm and family environment. That’s why we also offer various animations for young and old during your vacations. Indeed, in our 4 star campsite in Dordogne, you will enjoy exceptional moments inside and outside our establishment.