Canoeing through the Dordogne Valley has been one of the most-recommended, tourist activities since we arrived in Périgueux. Exactly seven months after arriving, with blue skies and perfect river levels, we finally got there today.
We started from La Roque Saint-Christophe and paddled our way down to Les Eyzies, a cute village with a very swish Museum of Prehistory built into the rock face (the Lascaux Caves and many other prehistoric sites are just a stone’s throw away).
We saw giant water rats, ran into a bridge pylon and sang Row Row Row Your Boat in rounds. Fresh air fun! Is it weird that I was constantly looking out for crocodiles…?
La Roque Saint-Christophe
And Les Eyzies is definitely worth an afternoon as well.
In other news, in preparation for cleaning out our Périgueux cupboards, Sarah threw us une soirée tartinable…aka a night of crêpes and left over condiments. Nom nom nom. I sure will miss this!