7 Days in the Perigord

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Canoeing the Vezere & the Dordogne Rivers

This is a 6 Night, 7 Day trip in which we canoe down the Vezere & Dordogne rivers with visits to caves to see 25,000 year-old paintings, troglodyte dwellings along the river, huge castles and beautiful châteaux.

On this trip we spend two days paddling down the Vezere river and 3 days paddling down the Dordogne river.

The Vezere valley is famous for being the ‘valley of man’. Almost 200 sites of Neanderthal and CroMagnon antiquity have been found here. We will see and explore some of them, including the renowned Painted Caves at Lascaux. But the Vezere is also beautiful for other reasons, including fabulous châteaux, stunning scenery and wildlife.


The Dordogne river is  famous for its more recent history, the 11th and 12th Century for example, which are represented by the huge castles we shall pass, which are reminders of the 100 Years War between France & England. We shall paddle past these as well as numerous smaller châteaux  built for more peaceful times. We shall have plenty of time for visiting some of these as well as the stunning villages along the way.

Full trip details are here. Brochure here.

These are our scheduled dates for this season, but if you are a group of 4 or more you can choose your own dates and we will do our best to fit you in.

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Here are some images from the tour.

 

Chateau Belcayre on the Vezere

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