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By: Russell | February 18, 2018

On a sweeping bend on the River Dordogne sits the village of Beynac-et-Cazenac with the 11th Century Chateau Beynac commanding views across the valley! Like many of the Chateaux across this area, they sit upon secured positions defending a medieval 'stand-off' between the French and the English! It was a very confusing time for the locals who found themselves torn between feuding land-owners. The River Dordogne became a lifeline for many by providing a navigable supply route to and from the west! The Gabarre, with its shallow draft became an indespensible mode of transport.

Today, the Gabarres are motorised and provide tourists with a tranquil river ride along leafy river banks and under bridges with a guide providing a wealth of history th...