Come and discover the Tarn canyon river by river, observe the impressive Straits of the Tarn river canyon and let the history of the Canyon, these inhabitants and its flora and fauna be told by a passionate boatman.
The boatmen have always occupied an essential place here, and there are traces of the use of the boat from the 6th century. Until 1905, the villages were supplied directly by steep paths descending from the Causses or by boats, more practical for transporting goods. From the XIXth century, the boatmen of the Tarn river canyon began to transport tourists and travelers curious to discover this part of France, remote and preserved from the mad rush of industrialization.
And still today, the boatmen of La Malène make you discover this little corner of paradise that are the Tarn river canyon.
BOATMEN OF GORGES OF THE TARN
Before the creation of the road in 1905, this means of transport formerly served as well for the men as the animals and the goods. Today, it allows visitors to discover the most beautiful part of Les Gorges du Tarn. Departing from La Malène, the boatmen take you on a journey of 8 km of profiled turquoise water in the heart of the steepest part of this famous canyon. Duration of the descent: approximately 1 hour guided by a professional boatman. A boat can hold up to 6 people.