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Beynac & Domme villages - Dordogne boat ride

4.8 / 5

43 reviews

Activity provider: Ophorus

Beynac & Domme villages - Dordogne boat ride

Activity provider: Ophorus

From US$ 80.44 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.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
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)
  • Driver/guide
  • 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
  • Tour is offered in English only
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 43 reviews

Review summary

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

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Communication was very good, with helpful information. Our guide was very punctual and proceeded to give us a comprehensive overview of the area’s history and prehistory with humor and relevant anecdotes. We were very comfortable with all aspects of this road tour. The river ride was less exciting for non-French speakers, but our headphones with taped commentary was satisfactory.

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October 22, 2022

We had a small group of 4 with our guide Benoit. Benoit provided good information about the area and he was very easy to understand. The amount of time spent in each of the 3 towns was just enough to get a feel for each small town. The river ride from La Roque-Gageac was pleasant, even though we had to take a different route due to too shallow water. I would definitely recommend this tour if you don't have a car in the Dordogne.

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October 18, 2022

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.

October 10, 2018

Product ID: 3327