Canoeing on the Dordogne River
From Beaulieu to Souillac, the Dordogne gently winds through 60 km of unspoilt nature and incredible scenery with wild pebble beaches, sandy shores and dramatic cliffs at every bend.
Our ancestors made the most of this unique landscape by building castles and medieval villages along the river. Gently paddling down the Dordogne is the best way to enjoy the wilderness, biodiversity and heritage of the river. Available from 6 years old and knowing how to swim is mandatory.
Situated on the banks of the Dordogne, a fun day-out for the whole family with seven pools, slides, bouncy castles, games and tree-climbing.
For sports enthusiasts, the region offers a wide range of outdoor activities such as cycling, mountain biking, hiking, fly-fishing, canoeing…Golf amateurs have a choice of two golf courses: The Souillac Golf and Country Club in Lachapelle-Auzac and the Golf de Montal in Saint-Jean-Lespinasse.
Leisure activities, with or without children, are as fun as they are diverse.
At the monkey park La Forêt des Singes in Rocamadour, get up close to (and even feed by hand) a Barbary Macaque monkey, 150 of which roam free in the oak forest.
At the eco-park Le Rocher des Aigles, watch eagles, condors, vultures and falcons fly above the canyon in Rocamadour.
In Souillac, discover the largest collection of 19th century automata and mechanical toys in Europe at the Musée de l’Automate.
In Martel, embark on a voyage aboard a steam train and enjoy a 13 km journey on a cliff 80m above the Dordogne Valley.