Open Canoe Outfitting

Welcome to Open Canoe Paddling in France  

Firstly, we don't do the riverside 'plastic boat for half day' hire type stuff,  sorry.

We are OC paddlers who have been living in SW France for more than 16 years so have hosted a lot of paddlers in that time. 


Most people want to make the most of their holiday and don't have time (or sometimes enough French) to get it all together so we've been helping them via Song of The Paddle for a while now. 


Even finding a decent Open Canoe for hire can be a  tough thing to do especially if you want to paddle in March, April or September, October.

We aim to make open canoe paddling in the Massif Central easy. 


Whether you want complete outfitting package with accommodation bookings or just want to hire a decent open boat, our aim is to make it possible for you to just hop on a train or a budget flight or a days drive ... then paddle the stunning rivers of the Massif Central.

Cajarc, 46160, France

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New in 2020

Paddle and Pedal...


We all know that the French gorges of the Massif offer some great paddling but they also offer the chance to move away from the river itself and see more of the landscape. 


This year we are offering cycling routes alongside our paddling routes. From a simple day out to multi day trips, we can set this up for you, transfer bags and provide the bikes.​