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Canoeing on the Dordogne


Swimming and canoing are very popular on the Dordogne.

Throughout the holiday season (April – end of September) you can hire canoes on the riverbank next to L'escale in Siorac-en-Périgord. The hire company will then take you and your canoes up river and leave you to paddle back at your leisure. Popular options are to go from St. Cyprien (about 7km) which takes around 1h30, or Beynac (18km) which takes about 3h30. The really adventurous make a day of it from Céynac (25km) which takes about 5 hours.