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La Riviere de Chauvignac
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“river trip”(2 reviews)
“snack bar”(2 reviews)
“life jackets”(3 reviews)
In Charente Maritime, at 20km away from Royan, come and discover an authentic site of natural beauty (classified Natura 2000) by the river with a canoe. You will be seduced by the freshness and beauty of the landscape and surprised by this island...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
12 rue du Littoral | Les Monards, 17120 Chenac-Saint-Seurin-d'Uzet, France
+33 7 81 26 20 85
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

lovely river, not strenuous or too long,lots of fun for family. organisers really helpful and accommodating

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mumatron2000
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We pre booked the trip the previous day. 9 people in 3 canoes. The lead canoe capsized dropping the iPhone to the bottom the river. One of the organisers came to offer assistance with the boat and all returned safely. The water was so clear...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pianoman1972
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We do a big family trip to the lovely Riviere de Chauvignac once a year, renting three or four boats to paddle up the beautifully peaceful and shady river towards the source. Lots of wildlife to spot - fish, heron, sheep, cows, and if you're...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Clodagh H
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

A great way to spend an afternoon with the family - paddling up a quiet tree-lined stream in extremely rural France. Robert, who runs the place, is very welcoming and this year they have set up a snack bar and barbecue by the lake -...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank garrettmrh
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Canoeing at Les Monards is one of the nicest ways to spend an hour or so in the region. The trip costs €20 per canoe for a trip which takes around an hour an a quarter. It’s recommended to book: we arrived as the canoeing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Eowax
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We were a group of 18 people with 2 very little ones & we could not have been better accommodated. The lovely man said we could come in the morning as we were a big group & when he wasn’t there I called him &...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank trinacurry
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We went here this afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed it. The owner speaks English which helped. Definitely would go back here. Its very relaxing and safe (life jackets provided)

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dani L
Reviewed 13 July 2018

We had a great time as a young couple in one canoe spending around 1h30 paddling up the stream. The waterway is not busy and we saw storks, goats, wild sheep, ducks, trout in the clear waters and laungostine. The owner was very helpful and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 327ed
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Easy to find and owner speaks English, which helped a lot. The trip down the river is pleasant and not too strenuous. Suitable for young children with supervision, but due to areas with high weed content in the water, definitely requires some effort to get...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank marktE8109HC
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Having driven there with some trepidation through heavy rain, the weather cleared up just as we arrived! We were made very welcome and were treated to an overview of what we could expect to see on the way round. Our life jackets were checked to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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