This excursion by traditional, flat-bottomed boat provide a unique opportunity to explore the Dordogne valley by retracing the lives of local “gabariers” – intrepid boatmen who carried wood downstream to Bordeaux for use in the wine and barrel-making industries. « The "Adèle and Clarisse" gabare (barge) is named after Beaulieu’s two very last ferrywomen. It was built the old fashioned way, along the Beaulieu riverside, in 2002. There is a sign in front of the pier explaining each step of the construction. Boat rides are available from 1 May to 31 October., subject to prefectural changes and depending on the river’s level. Timetable (subject to change, due to group reservations): contact the Tourist Office at 00 33(0) 5 55 91 09 94.
May and October : Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm – June and September every day at 3pm (except one day per week) – July and August : every day at 10.30am, 3pm, 4.30pm and 6pm except on Fridays and on Sunday mornings. Rates for individual visitors : 7.50 €/adult - 6 €/child aged 5 to 11 – Group rates ( 20 guests minimum) : 6.50 €/adult and 5 €/child (booking required, barge capacity : 36 passengers). In July and August, "Tales and Legends boat ride, with an apéritif”, on Mondays and Tuesdays at 6pm - Rates : 10.50 €/adult and 7 €/child, booking required.