The Dordogne River

The Dordogne river spans 483 km from the Puy de Sancy ( Puy de Dome ) at Bec Ambès (Gironde).  It has it’s source at two torrents, La Dore and Dogne confluence and the Garonne at the Gironde estuary.   Although extensively used for  the transport of merchandise of all kinds , it is now navigable downstream from Bergerac to the estuary: it is navigated by liners to Libourne, as well as by barges and motorized boats.  Upstream, it is mainly used by fishing boats and canoes.

Canalfriends can provide advice on activities, including self-drive boat rental,  and accommodation for your stay in the Dordogne.

The map below shows you  places to visit. For more information or if you would like your activity to be featured on our map or website, you may place a listing or contact us by mail: or phone: +33 (0) 5 53 96 72 50

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