The banks of the Dordogne





Let me tell you about the river. Allow yourself to float along and dip into a pool of nature. The Dordogne River has been listed as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve for the quality of its natural heritage. Salmon, otters and kingfishers are returning to this river.

The River reveals its mysterious, wild and generous nature as it winds along, inviting you to discover the wonderful Valley in a journey that is proof of our regional history.

What better way to experience it than going down the river in a Canoe or Kayak.

There are many itineraries, from a trip lasting a few hours to a day’s outing, or even a bivouac and bathing in the middle of nature.

Another way to discover the Dordogne River

A trip on a Gabarre, flat-bottomed boats that previously transported goods along the Dordogne River.

Take a short detour into the Perigord, where you can take a step back in history to the times of river and canal craft at the legendary Beynac castle or at Roque-Gageac.

I save the best for last, swimming, for a natural Spa session, while the children have ricochet competitions or dams to hold back the little fish!
Very smart if they succeed!

At nightfall, people slowly leave the banks to gather peacefully around a campfire, making sure they haven’t left any object behind them that may be dangerous for life on the River. Other people will follow and we are aware now more than ever that our planet must be protected.

La Rivière campsite welcomes you to the Dordogne, for a holiday where you can trail your feet in the water and reconnect with nature.