Open Canoe Festival 2016

Open Canoe Festival 2016

It's official - following six months of speculation the Open Canoe Festival has officially switched to Ascension Day Weekend!

Moving the weekend back by six weeks increases our chances of clear blue skies, over tranquil green waters... and gives the foliage time to reach perfection throughout the Drôme valley - which should look at its best!

If you've not come across the Open Canoe Festival before... read all about it in the original SoTP Blog of Dad and Daughter in France: Drôme (Canoe Festival), Ardèche, Allier... or read Between Le Massif du Vecors and Provence... or look through some of the many publications, like these...

Paddle World Magazine"In gathering, those who have attended the Open Canoe Festival have revealed a strong, vibrant and truly international canoe-culture of independent tripping and journeying – one stretching from Denmark to Italy and from Spain to Austria, across the heart of where modern recreational canoeing began with the likes of John MacGregor journeying “A Thousand Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe on Rivers and Lakes of Europe” - back in 1866!

May 05 to 08 2016, 1:00pm - 6:00pm