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 12 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 2019

  • New Routes -
    Following some great customer trips last year, we've added routes on the Allier, Orb and Loire for this year. We will be posting the specific packages soon.

  • D of E Support  - we've worked hard on consultations on this one throughout last year and now have packages on offer from €195

  • Collaborations - can't fully announce this yet but we are soon going to be  offering to supply canoes and sit on tops from a well known leading supplier. 

    More soon on this one