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Beynac & Domme villages - Dordogne boat ride

4.9 / 5

24 reviews

Beynac & Domme villages - Dordogne boat ride

From £55.49 per person

Discover the small villages of Beynac and Domme that are classified as most beautiful villages of France thanks to a walking tour through these villages. Enjoy a boat ride on the River Dordogne to admire the castles that are located along the river.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Walking tour of Beynac
  • Walking tour of Domme
  • Boat ride on traditionnal gabarre at La Roque Gageac
  • English speaking driver guide
Full description
Drive to the beautiful village of Domme. With its trapezoid city plan, Domme is a bastide (a fortified medieval town) adapted to the surrounding terrain, and thus falling short of the rectangular city plan characteristic to bastides. The village is classified as one of the "Plus Beaux Villages de France" ("The Most Beautiful Villages of France"). In 1307, Knight Templars were imprisoned in Domme while during the Hundred Years' War, the bastide was coveted by the English who first took the town in 1347 and repeatedly changed rulers throughout the war until 1437 when it finally fell under French rule again. Then drive to La Roque Gageac and enjoy a peaceful cruise on the the Dordogne River on board an authentic Gabarre to admire mighty castles that line the river. Finally, reach Beynac to admire the village and the Castle. This Middle Ages construction, with its austere appearance, is perched on top of a limestone cliff, dominating the town and the north bank of the Dordogne River. The castle was built from the 12th century by the barons of Beynac (one of the four baronies of Périgord) to close the valley. The sheer cliff face being sufficient to discourage any assault from that side, the defences were built up on the plateau: double crenellated walls, double moats, one of which was a deepened natural ravine, double barbican.
Includes
  • Walking tour of Beynac
  • Walking tour of Domme
  • Boat ride on the River Dordogne (subject to weather conditions)
  • Food and drink
  • Entrance fees (other than those mentioned in the program)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Place Pasteur bus stop in Sarlat-la-Canéda.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • This activity operates rain or shine
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Highly recommend

Florence, our main tour guide proved to be very knowledgeable and eager to please at every query. It was a small group of 8 which made it all the more enjoyable. Lola was our guide during the boat cruise on the Dordogne. A lovely individual and knows her stuff without hesitation.

10 October 2018

Great overview of the region and its history

This tour was great! We learned a lot from our very knowledgeable guide, Annaliese. Her English is excellent. She helped us understand the region and its history (architecture, politics, etc.), as well as the transitions from one era to another and to present day with anecdotes and humor and solid information. It had rained a lot and the river was too high for the boat ride, so we were able to tour the castle of Josephine Baker (Chateau des Milandes). She paced the activities very well and gave us time to explore on our own. She also gave us good tips for continuing on our own later as well as suggestions for places to eat.

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3 June 2013

Excellent, Emilian, who knows are history, professional & personable.

Emilian is an excellent guide. He knows his history of the area, is very professional and very personable. We enjoyed our tour very much.

4 July 2019

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