1. France
  2. Aquitaine
  3. Sarlat-la-Canéda

Beynac & Domme villages - Dordogne boat ride

Product ID: 3327
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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.
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
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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)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink
  • Entrance fees (other than those mentioned in the program)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Place Pasteur bus stop in Sarlat-la-Canéda.

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Important information
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

From US$ 76.51 per person

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Product ID: 3327