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Address: Pont de Vitrac, 24200 Vitrac, Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
Phone Number: +33 5 53 28 23 43
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Description: Canoës Loisirs is a canoe renting base near Sarlat la Canéda in the...
Canoës Loisirs is a canoe renting base near Sarlat la Canéda in the Périgord. From 9 to 25 km come and enjoy the different routes to discover all the castles ans the beauty of the Dordogne.
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Delicious Dordogne!!!

We chose Canoes Loisirs on the recommendation of our Campsite, over and above their own canoe trip - they said that they would be changing to these guys next year. We arrived at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We chose Canoes Loisirs on the recommendation of our Campsite, over and above their own canoe trip - they said that they would be changing to these guys next year. We arrived at 10:30am and after a short queue were on the water in 10 minutes. They provide all the equipement, canoe, life jackets, paddles, waterproof container and guide book... More 

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TomCanoes, Directeur général at Canoes Loisirs, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing with us your great day on the beautiful Dordogne river. More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Best value fun in France, great service, friendly, well organised. Canisters for your valuables in the canoe so no worries and what a way to see the dordogne, We went from Vitrac twice, first time to castelnaud, second time to abeyance which was fab. The views are amazing, take a camera! Saw loads of Kingfishers, massive catfish, and lots of... More 

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TomCanoes, Directeur général at Canoes Loisirs, responded to this review

Thanks for your review about our company. River is quiet and kingfishers enjoy this. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Amazing views as you travel along the river. An absolute must do even for the reluctant as the river is so calm and mostly quite shallow.

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TomCanoes, Directeur général at Canoes Loisirs, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. Glad you enjoyed the river as we do. More 

Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Another ringing endorsement from a family of novice canoeists. There isn't any instruction so 5 minutes on YouTube seemed to suggest the one key tip was to try to engage and rotate the trunk rather than just rely on arms. With a kid in each canoe, there were plenty of strokes to be made and I'm sure this advice helped.... More 

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TomCanoes, Directeur général at Canoes Loisirs, responded to this review

Having the Dordogne for yourself is priceless in summer, but you're right this is even better than noon time when everybody is canoeing it. More 

Cam, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We canoed from Vitrac to Beynac (5 bridges) having never canoed before. We are a couple on our 40's with an 8 year old son. The canoeing was a doddle, loads of great views and places to stop off and have a rest and a swim in the river. Make sure you take a picnic and stop off on the... More 

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Thank you for your review. More 

Sherborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A great day out. We started at their base and paddled the 5 bridge route, the first four bridges were fine....but the last one was 'a bridge too far' It was 32C and the river was like a mill pond for most of the time. Don't get me wrong we have a hoot, and would certainly go again but not... More 

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TomCanoes, Directeur général at Canoes Loisirs, responded to this review

Thanks for getting back to us on Tripadvisor. The route untill Beynac is not that far be we have to say that nobody is expecting this last bridge, even if it is for a good reason : Le château des Milandes that you can see be before yous top down the river beyond the bridge. Tom More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We arrived about 10.30 am and the queue was starting to develop (today is a French National holiday so probably more busy than usual!) but there were plenty of canoes waiting! We hired a canister to put picnic, sun cream, towel in etc, lots of opportunities to pull in at the side of the river for swimming & picnics and... More 

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TomCanoes, Directeur général at Canoes Loisirs, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. There is worth doing than paddling down the lazzy Dordogne river :). Tom More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I used Canoe Loisirs two weeks ago and it was a great experience. I was in the Dordogne with my family and it had been highly recommended to us and with good reason. You can take either 2-3 person open canoes or open kayaks, prices vary slightly. We took canoes at 18Euro each. This included boat hire, life jackets, paddles... More 

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TomCanoes, Directeur général at Canoes Loisirs, responded to this review

Thank you for your review about Canoës Loisirs. You are right canoe is from 5 years old only and coaches back are flexible to make you enjoy your day on the Dordogne. Tom More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Our first try at canoeing and probably our last. The plastic canoe was the most uncomfortable thing I have ever been in. I know I'm not snake hipped but the rear seat was so narrow that it was impossible to be comfortable. The front seat where my wife sat was actually broken and she had equal trouble. The trip itself... More 

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TomCanoes, Directeur général at Canoes Loisirs, responded to this review

Dear Sylvia, We are really sorry about that. You could have called us to change the canoe to make you enjoyed the trip as most of the people do on the Dordogne. We would be glad to have you again in better condition to enjoy your canoe trip with us. Regards Tom More 

Ladysmith, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

They picked us up and returned us to downtown Sarlat-la-Caneda. We went early, and there were few other canoes on the river, it was great. Friendly, english speaking staff.

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TomCanoes, Directeur général at Canoes Loisirs, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment about our company. See you again. Tom More 

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