Durance Canoë


Openning time

  • From 01/04 to 30/09 between 10 am and 6.30 pm.
    On booking 24hours before.


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

The rides are unaccompanied.

For the river rental, ideal for beginners, the 6 km course (about 1h30 of canoeing) will allow you to learn to steer your boat on a wide river with many rapids without danger, departure from the nautical base. (departure times: 3pm / 4pm)

For a day trip, the 15 km route (about 3 hours of canoeing) between the Serre-Ponçon dam and Tallard will delight the most experienced. You will pass through narrow and exotic parts of the river with more marked rapids. The sensations are guaranteed. (departure times: 10:30 am / 12:00 pm / 1:30 pm)

Completely immersed in nature, you will be able to admire a varied fauna and flora.
During this hike, you will be able to stop at the 3 lakes, snack and beach suitable for swimming.
The rendezvous is in Tallard, on site: parking, picnic area, toilets, free playground and many shops nearby.

For a first experience, you can rent a canoe, a buoy and a stand up paddle at the snack bar "La paillote" at the 3 lakes, in Rochebrune.
On site: beach, barbecue, toilets, free parking and many activities.

Tourism and handicap : information to travel well

Tourism and handicap : information to travel well

  • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities

Motor impairment

  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs

Wheelchair accessible

  • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site

We offer services and equipments made for your individual needs

  • Canoe hire
  • Stand up paddle rental
  • Picnic area
  • Coach parking


Animals : Non accepted

Clientele and groups

Age required : 7 years old

Minimum number of people : 10

Further informations

Essential to know swimming.
Equipments required: Tshirts, water, sun hat, sport shoes (and 1 mobile phone per group)


  • Rent on the lake: canoe, buoy, stand up paddle: 3 € /30 minutes.

    River rental in canoe 6 km: 16€ /person (from 12 years old)
    River rental in canoe 15 km: 25€ /person (from 12 years old)

    River rental from 7 to 11 years old: Single price: 13 €

Way of payment

  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Cash
  • Credit transfer


  • Kayak
  • Stand up paddle
  • Kayak

Spoken languages

  • English English
  • French French
  • Italian Italian