10 awesome family activities in the Dordogne ValleySponsored
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Thanks to its tidal bore, you can actually surf on the Dordogne River. The French call the phenomenon ‘un mascaret’. Which you have to admit, sounds more poetic than ‘tidal bore’. And the one formed at the confluence of the Dordogne and Garonne Rivers has top-quality surf-able and canoe-able waves at Île Cazaux up to 50 times a year.
Even watching other bold types riding the raging river is an amazing sight, so don’t be shy about simply taking kids for a look, you’ll be in good company. And if you just want to see the phenomena itself, it happens in less spectacular style, twice a day, every day, all year round.