Durance Canoe


Opening period

  • From 01/04 to 15/09 between 10 am and 6.30 pm.
    On booking 24hours before.


Discover the Middle Durance valley between the Serre-Ponçon dam and Tallard castle at your own pace
Beavers and other animals will accompany you on a protected river through lush countryside with many safe rapids.

The trips are unaccompanied.

For river hire, ideal for beginners, the 6km trip (approximately 1? hours canoeing) will enable you to learn how to steer your boat on a wide river with many safe rapids, departing from the nautical base (departure times: 3pm / 4pm)

For a day trip, the 15km trip (approximately 3 hours canoeing) between the Serre-Ponçon dam and Tallard will delight the more experienced. You'll pass through narrow, scenic stretches of river with more pronounced rapids. (Departure times: 10:30 am / 12:00 pm / 1:30 pm)

Completely immersed in nature, you'll be able to admire a variety of flora and fauna.
On this walk, you can stop off at Les 3 lacs, a snack bar and beach ideal for swimming.
Meeting point is in Tallard, where there is parking, a picnic area, toilets, a free play area and plenty of shops nearby.

For a first experience, you can hire a canoe, buoy and stand-up paddle from the snack bar "La paillote" at Les 3 lacs, in Rochebrune.
On site: beach, barbecue, toilets, free parking and plenty of activities.

Good Plans

Group rate from 10 adult tickets purchased


Group rate from 10 adult tickets purchased

Disability and tourism: information to help you travel smoothly

Disability and tourism: information to help you travel smoothly

  • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities

Motor deficiency

  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs

Wheelchair accessible

  • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site

We provide services and equipment tailored to individual needs

  • Canoe hire
  • Stand up paddle rental
  • Picnic area
  • Parking coach


Pets : Not accepted

Customers and groups

Minimum age: 7 years

Minimum number of people: 10

Additional information

You need to be able to swim, aged 7 and over.
Activity not recommended for pregnant women.
Equipment provided:
Buoyancy waistcoat.
Waterproof bottle (15 liters / canoe)
Double paddle.
1 map of the river and a waterproof bag per group.
Double or single canoe.

Equipment required for the activity:
T-shirt - Sun hat - Bottle of water
It is essential to bring a cell phone (at least one for the group) and closed shoes such as trainers.

Reception at a base with toilet facilities available.


  • Hire on the lake: €3 per person for 30 minutes (canoe, buoy or stand-up paddle).

    River canoe hire 6km: €16 per person, aged 12 and over.

    River canoe hire 15km: €25 per person, aged 12 and over.

    Children's price 7-11 years (6 & 15 km): €13 per person (must be accompanied by an adult in a double canoe).

Payment methods

  • Check
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Cash
  • Credit transfer


  • Kayak
  • Stand up paddle
  • Kayak

Languages spoken

  • English English
  • French French
  • Italian Italian