The best way to discover the beauty and tranquillity of the Dordogne and Vezere valleys is to canoe down them. You will pass close by some very precious sites as well as some of the region’s most picturesque villages, a few of which have literally been carved out of the river cliffs. The villages of La Roque Gageac, Domme, Beynac, Le Bugue, Les Eyzies are all worth a visit. No prior experience is required, and children are allowed to take part too (we even take our dog!).
Where to start
You can hire the canoe for one hour or several days, it is up to you. We recommend hiring from Limeuil, a pretty village at the juncture of the Dordogne and Vezere, allowing you to canoe either. There is plenty to do for those who don’t canoe, with a large beach, terraced restaurants and interesting walks through the old town.