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Gabares Norbert

Gabare boat trips in La Roque Gageac, Dordogne

Welcome to Gabares Norbert: guided tours on the Dordogne River

Les Gabares NORBERT a family-run business committed to passing on the values and authenticity of the Périgord heritage, is dedicated to perpetuating the history, traditions and lives of the boatmen of yesteryear.

The "gabare" or "gabarre" is a type of traditional flat-bottomed boat once used for transporting goods on the Dordogne River.

As you travel along the water on an authentic reproduction of an 18th-century gabare, you'll relive the days when all transportation (wine, wood, fish, salt, chestnuts, truffles...) was carried out by boat, often under difficult conditions.

The tour starts at the pier in La Roque Gageac, "3rd favorite village of the French", and takes you to the Castelnaud bridge overlooked by the 12th-century castleThis part of the river offers a unique account of the history of Périgord and its castles, as well as an original way to discover nature, its animals and its vegetation.

Our hostesses, captains and sailors will be delighted to welcome you and make your river trip an unforgettable and cultural experience!

All our itineraries are commented and last 55 minutes.

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

Pricing details

RATES 2022 (55-minute ride)

Adult: €11.20
Children (under 13): €8.70






Dates and times

Open from April 03 to October 31, with departures every day between 9:30 am and 6 pm.

More information:

Landing stage at the edge of the only parking lot in La Roque Gageac

Throughout the season, our places on the barges are limited. We strongly advise you to book your tickets on our website (
All places reserved by telephone or internet are 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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