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Address: Lieu Dit Enveaux, 24220 Saint-Vincent-de-Cosse, France
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December canoeing on the Dordogne River

We decided to brave the December cold and take a canoe trip on the Dordogne. Canoe Détente was recommended to us by some locals and are open all year, not common in this area... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2016
Paul_Christine_S
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Mackay, Australia
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Mackay, Australia
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8 reviews
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Reviewed December 13, 2016

We decided to brave the December cold and take a canoe trip on the Dordogne. Canoe Détente was recommended to us by some locals and are open all year, not common in this area during the off season. Great trip, took the 14km route stopped on the river bank for a picnic lunch and was back in 3 hrs. The... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Six of us rented two canoes for the a late September afternoon....beautiful weather......hot and sunny. Two of the group were in their 90s and thoroughly enjoyed being paddled downriver. Staff were polite, attentive and very helpful. Safety procedures were excellent. We much prefer the idea of being taken upriver first and paddling down at our leisure. Some companies start you... More 

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Thank Poppyslane
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2016

3 of us rented a canoe for a half day trip down the river. What a wonderful relaxing experience. The starting place was a little difficult to find, but at least it had ample parking in the shade. We were welcomed by the staff and given life jackets and waited for the rest of the 11:30 canoeists to arrive. We... More 

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Thank Lida75
Preston, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Arrived just before 10am. Really reasonably priced and sorted us with our kit effectively. Short trip to our starting point and off we went. Saw some lovely wildlife.

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Thank mandy g
Pitlochry, Scotland, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2016

We reserved in advance by phone. 32 euros for a canoe for three for half a day. Very well organised and very busy. We booked for 10 am to enjoy cooler part of day. Initially taken by coach 14 km upstream and canoed back down. At a leisurely pace this took 2.5 hours. Fabulous weather and the we passed 5... More 

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Thank rubenskibble2014
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145 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

This is our second time here,and again the weather was kind to us. Easy to find and friendly,this was again great fun. Choice of canoe or kayak and also distance. Stunning views and great scenary with a couple of stops for snacks or beer. Great a/noon spent lazing on the river.

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Thank Andy S
Warrnambool, Australia
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Reviewed May 6, 2016

Yesterday, our family took us on a canoe trip on the Dodogne River. We didn't know what to expect but were thrilled to be given the opportunity. They have used this company at least 7 times before and I can see why. We parked at their base and booked 2 canoes for 7 people - a 3-seater and a 4-seater.... More 

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Thank Liz D
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4 reviews
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Reviewed February 3, 2016

As a child I was living in the south of France and one of the highlights was going canoeing. We used a couple of canoeing companies before this one and all of the runs were too long and there was nothing to see really. This company however has the perfect run with such lovely staff and despite not living there... More 

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Thank Laura C
Melbourne, Australia
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362 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2015

We visited this region in August and explored a few canoe options (and there are many) and this company was the most reasonably priced and the best value for you euro. They are also very popular, providing about 7 different time slots every day. When we went to book, they were booked up for the entire day and we could... More 

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Thank Russell F
Bristol, England
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511 reviews
239 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 605 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2015

We've done the all-day trip from Carsac each year for about 10 years - we just love it. The guy who runs the operation is super friendly and very relaxed. When we are put in the water at Carsac at about 10.30am he says "no rush - you've got all day" and we take him at his word and linger... More 

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