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Excursions in La Roque Gageac, Dordogne

Welcome to Gabares Norbert: commented walks on the Dordogne

The NORBERT Gabars A family business committed to the transmission of values and the authenticity of the Périgord's heritage, the company has set itself the task of perpetuating the history, traditions and lives of the boatmen of the past.

The gabare or gabarre is a traditional type of flat-bottomed boat formerly used to transport goods on the Dordogne.

By making you travel over the water on an authentic reproduction of 18th century gabares in its forms, you will relive this distant time when all the transport (wine, wood, fish, salt, chestnut, truffle...) was made by boat under conditions Often difficult.

The circuit starts from the pier of La Roque Gageac "3rd favourite village of the French" and takes you to the Castelnaud bridge overhung by the 12th century castleThis part of the river offers you a unique account of the history of the Périgord and its castles but also an original way to discover nature, its animals and its vegetation.

Our hostesses, captains and sailors will be delighted to welcome you to make your river trip an unforgettable moment of escape...and culture!

All our itineraries are commented and last 55 minutes.

The Norbert barges are accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Our establishment has been awarded the Qualité Tourisme label. The Tourism Quality label is the only state label awarded to tourism professionals for the quality of their welcome and their services.

Tariff details

INDIVIDUAL RATES 2021 (55 mn walk)

Adult : 10,90 €.
Child (under 13 years old): 8,50 €.

GROUP RATES 2021 (55 mn walk) on reservation

Adult :(more than 20 people) 6,80 € (9,50 € from July 12th to August 27th)
Adult :(between 10 and 20 people) 9 € (10,90 € from July 12th to August 27th)
Child (primary and secondary): 6 € (8 € from 12 July to 27 August)

For adult groups, 1 gratuity is granted every 20 paying.

For school groups, 1 free escort for 10 students.

To benefit from the group rate, the reservation must be made at least 24 hours before the trip.

Dates and Times

Open from 03 April to 31 October with departures every day between 9.30 am and 6 pm (in October only in the afternoon).


Landing stage on the edge of the only car park in La Roque Gageac
Throughout the season, our places on the gabares are limited. We strongly advise you to keep your places to avoid waiting.
Any place reserved by phone or internet is held until 10 minutes before departure.
Our parking lot is communal.


LES GABARES NORBERT Place du 8 mai 24250 La Roque-Gageac
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