At the foot of the Valentré bridge, 2 options are available from Cahors : a commented cruise around Cahors and a full-day meal cruise to Saint-Cirq Lapopie.
Reservation required for cruises, boats leave with a minimum of passengers.
À CahorsReopening from May 9, 2022
On board the Valentré boat, you will leave from the bridge and go around the city with a guide who will introduce you to the architecture and history of Cahors, in particular the monuments seen from the river: the Valentré bridge, the railway bridge, the Louis Philippe bridge, the Henri IV house, the Saint-Etienne cathedral, the King's castle, the Hanged man's tower.
You will pass the Coty lock and head towards the village of Laroque des Arcs before making a 1/2 turn.
Between Cahors and Saint-Cirq-LapopieIn summer, a day cruise with meals on board
On board the Fénelon boat in Cahors, you will leave in the morning towards Saint-Cirq Lapopie for a guided tour of the Lot valley. At noon, a meal will be served. You will arrive at Saint-Cirq Lapopie in the afternoon where a guided tour will be offered. You return at the end of the day by bus.
This cruise also exists in the other direction, departing from Cahors by bus and return to St Cirq Lapopie by boat.
At the foot of the favorite French village, board a barge to explore the Lot River, the locks and the Bouziès towpath.
Departures are from April to October at the port of Bouziès and in July/August in addition to the port of Saint-Cirq Lapopie. It is advisable to arrive 20 to 30 minutes before departure. Some cruises only operate in the summer.
Discover the 5 formulas offered:
- The 7 wonders cruise (round trip 1h20, Saint-Cirq Lapopie, towpath, limestone cliffs, manual lock of Ganil, castle of the English, arcades of Coudoulous, mill of Aulanac)
- The Pirate Cruise (1 hour cruise) ideal for children from 2 to 10 years old accompanied by their parents.
- The hiking cruise one way 1h10 by boat from Saint-Cirq Lapopie or Bouziès and return 1h30 walk on the towpath.
- The night cruise (round trip 1h30 on the same route as the 7 wonders cruise with wandering of artists on the banks on the theme of fire between theater, circus art and poetry).
- The privilege cruise : small boat for 12 people with tasting on board (wine and local products).
In Puy l'Evequefrom June 8, 2022 to the end of September
At the foot of the pretty medieval village of Puy-l'Evêque, go on a cruise to discover the riches of the Lot Valley thanks to the Copeyre barges.
Rent a boatTo navigate at your own pace, for the day or over several days
To discover the Lot, along the water and at your own pace, nothing beats renting a small boat, for the day and the week, and taking the helm!
Permit is not required. A little training will be given to you before your departure, where you will learn how to pass the locks, then a navigation map will be provided and explained to you.
Boat rental by the day
After one hour of training, you are off on a 7-hour navigation departing from and returning from the Bouziès river port. You can stop at the nautical halts available on your route to picnic, swim or fish.
Houseboat rental for several days
One of the best ways to discover the Lot is to sail for a few days aboard a houseboat without a licence. You will spend your holidays on one of the most beautiful rivers in France, 150 km of pleasure and 34 locks between Luzech and Larnagol.