For many, this is river cruising at its best!
The meandering River Lot flows through wide valleys and narrow gorges, beneath spectacular limestone cliffs and past cascading waterfalls, taking you on a memorable voyage to ancient castles, medieval villages and historic châteaux .
To make an enquiry, you can use the search tool on the left or choose one of the companies in the blue boxes on the right-hand side then select a boat at the bottom of the next page.
This is a nice cruise...
Our base at Douelle
is perfectly situated for exploring the Lot in both directions – west towards the Gallic
town of Luzech
and east as far as Larnagol
which is newly open to navigation.
Orchards, vineyards and pine forests colour the landscape, and picnics on the riverbank, swimming in the clear waters and fishing from your boat are all fun to do.
For a change of cruising style, kayaks and canoes are available to hire at various sites along the river and make for a fun day out.
And of course, the natural environment of the Lot is home to an amazing array of wildlife; watch otters playing on the riverbanks and kingfishers and herons fishing for food, while majestic eagles can be seen soaring the skies above. Bring your binoculars!
There are no lock keepers on the River lot, but the manual locks are straightforward to operate. However, because of the river currents, we recommend this region for people with some boating experience.