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“Long wait and dangerous driver” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Canoes Loisirs

Canoes Loisirs
Pont de Vitrac, 24200 Vitrac, Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
+33 5 53 28 23 43
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Vitrac
Type: Sports Camps/ Clinics, Sports
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Owner description: 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.
Victoria, Canada
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“Long wait and dangerous driver”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The trip down the Dordogne was fine. We coasted down 16 km of river and had a most enjoyable time. The problem was that we had to wait over an hour to be picked up - half an hour later than promised as a worst case scenario. When we were finally picked up the van driver drove recklessly while talking on his cell phone. My wife was quite terrified. Another couple were with us and had the same experience.
A few days before we had done another trip with a company called Carnac Canoe which was a very good experience.

Visited September 2012
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Great way to see the Dordogne from the water”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Commentators speak excellent English and answered all questions. Learnt far more than I did from the guide book

Visited August 2012
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Stratford upon Avon, England
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“The Dordogne to ourselves”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

October 3 - canoed from Calviac to Vitrac and saw not a souL. Just heron, kingfisher, ducks... So peaceful and great service from the company.

Visited October 2012
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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“Great fun and a great day out even if you have never canoed before”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

The weather was gloriously hot and there was no where better to be than on the river. 10 miles of seeing the Dordogne as we've never seen it before and this time we managed to keep the canoe the right way up.

Visited September 2012
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“There must be better!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

A canoe trip down the Dordogne on the stretch passing La Roque Gageac and Beynac is a must not to be missed. No argument with the equipment supplied or start location only the casual, poor customer service of this particular outfit. No problems with booking and taking the canoe. But at the end of the trip you land at an isolated base distant from Beynac, better to arrive at or closer to an attraction. You are given a time for the bus ride back to the start base. We and another couple arrived 30 minutes before pick up at 3pm. Despite requests and patiently waiting our time came and went and only after 20 minutes and more requests were we put on a minibus. The staff had much more important things to do like mobile calls, chatting and setting up chairs. Once on the bus we set off at high speed - noticeable clicking of seat belts! OK its France and we know how they drive, but using the mobile phone for much of the journey and overtaking a camper van in a restricted area are not only illegal but dangerous. Please do this trip but chose a smaller operator with more interest in pleasing clients, preferably one that takes you to the start point which avoids any waiting once finished.

Visited September 2012
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