Gabares Norbert

Gabares Norbert

Legendary peoples, sages, merchants, lords, clerics and, first and foremost, the poor, without whom the others could not have existed, have succeeded one another or crossed each other’s paths in this Dordogne valley.

We will take you on the Norbert sailing barges to explore some of the most evocative Périgord Noir sites as you drift along.

Our audioguides provided free of charge and exclusively reserved for aduts will tell you about the boulders that tumbled onto the village, the bargemen’s work and life, the fish, both migrant and non-migrant, the times when the river has flooded, the wars, the crusades and the sieges laid to the castles, such as Castelnaud.

All this will perhaps bring it home to you why so many people from all over the world come here.

Don’t worry, you won’t need to haul the boat back upstream from the towpath, as people still had to 150 years ago, to get back to La Roque Gageac.

Text quoted from Gabares Norbert website. Image copyright Gabares Norbert.

These boats depart from a quay in the centre of the village on a regular basis and the trip takes you as far as the magnificant Castle Nord. Otters, kingfishers and a vast array of wildlife can be seen from the boat. The trip gives you the best view of the historic village of La Roque Gageac – GS

Attraction Details

phone number: 0033 (0)5 53 29 40 44



address 1: Le Bourg

address 2: LA ROQUE GAGEAC

postcode: 24250

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