Guided tour of Argentat-sur-Dordogne
Located in Argentat-sur-Dordogne, the campsite in Corrèze opens its doors to you, go and discover this magnificent village of Limousin.
Argentat-sur-Dordogne is the historical capital of the “gabariers”. It is a town in the Correze region with 3,000 inhabitants and is nestled between the Auvergne, the Quercy and the Limousin.
The Lestourgie quay, with its peaceful setting and its terraces, is very popular with walkers. Take the time to stop and admire the beautiful facades with their elegant wooden balconies.
The town, whose port played a major strategic and commercial role in the 18th and 19th centuries, is nowadays seductive because of its tranquility and authenticity. Include it in your program of visits during your stay at camping Le Gibanel in Corrèze if you like to discover the local heritage.
Admire the lauze roofs of its well-preserved houses, the architecture of the Récollets’ convent and the Saint-Pierre church as well as the replica of a gabare, a typical boat that was once used to transport goods by river.
What to see and do in Argentat, in the Limousin
Bordering the calm waters of the Sablier dam, the Château de Gibanel campsite is located a few kilometers upstream from downtown Argentat. It takes only 10 minutes to reach the pretty Lestourgie quay along the Dordogne river. The trip can also be made in 20 minutes by bike: ideal for a morning stroll on market days!
Many activities can be practiced in Argentat. Don’t miss the unmissable trip on a gabare, this flat-bottomed boat emblematic of the city: the history of Argentat and of the local barge industry will be told to you during this little cruise on the Dordogne. Thematic walks are also proposed: theatrical, to discover nature, or around the history of the dam.
Other original visits of Argentat and its surroundings are possible: with Agri Rando, you can go for example in a 4×4 vehicle to discover the surrounding farms and the local products. For those who enjoy outdoor activities and adventure, Argentat is particularly suited to canyoning, climbing and abseiling.
Paddle or canoe trips are of course a must. To cool off with your family, go to Splash, an open air aquatic center equipped with a spa and slides.
In terms of entertainment and events, Argentat offers two fairs per month, local markets and night markets in season.
Throughout the summer, festive events await you: shopkeepers’ nights, flea markets, potters’ fairs, folklore shows, and a thematic day on the theme of inland waterways. In July, the annual festival “Tous sur le Pont” brings back to life the legend of the Coulobre, a monster of the Dordogne river that haunted the imagination of the gabariers.