Our holiday villas in South West France are perfect for either relaxing breaks or active vacations. Most of our villas are based in rural locations close to towns and villages where you can enjoy a wide range of activities. Here, Kingfisher Holidays puts the spotlight on some of the best water based activities in South West France for you to enjoy during your stay with us.
Walibi Aquitaine Theme Park
Walibi Aquitaine Theme Park is located in the scenic village of Roquefort near Agen. Set over 30 acres, this park is open from April to October and is a fantastic experience for friends and families of all ages. There are a number of attractions on land, air and water which can be enjoyed by adults and children. Walibi Aquitaine Theme Park also hosts some fun-filled shows including displays of jets of water set to music, and seals showing off their tricks. Teenagers and adults will enjoy the thrilling rides here, including the 38 metre high Boomerang, where you travel on an 85 km track with loops, twists and turns.
Pradines Ski Nautique
This fun water sports centre is based in Cahors, where you can take part in a number of fun activities including boating, water-skiing, and wake boarding. Pradines Ski Nautique own a boat equipped for all water activities, which can cater for all abilities and ages. Professionally qualified instructors will watch over you and instruct you on the safest practices for each water sport.
Port de Penne
Port de Penne, near Penne d’Agenais, is where you can rent motor boats to tour the river Lot. You can also rent electric boats, canoes and pedal boats for you and your family to enjoy. Life jackets are available for children, and you can take the boats out across the river to the deeper sides. For braver families, why not try canoeing down the rushing River Dordogne?
Archipel du Grand Cahors
This beautiful swimming area is home to a number of water-based attractions including their two open air pools and waterslide. It also has sandy and grassy beach areas for sunbathing, picnicking or drying off after a swim. Younger children will love the paddling pool and water cannon, and parents can relax in the shady area while enjoying gorgeous views over Cahors. There are also diving boards and swimming lanes for you to get some exercise in while staying at our holiday villas in South West France.
Pont Valentre is a 14th century stone bridge which crosses the Lot River to the west of Cahors. It is seen as the symbol of the city, and was opened in 1350. Take a boat ride up and down the river to see old Cahors, on trip which takes around an hour and a half. There is a traditional ice cream shop next to the boat which is a welcome stopping point on hot days. The trip runs from June to mid-September at 11am, 3pm, 4:30pm and 6pm.
Our holiday villas in South West France are very close to many of the popular fishing areas which hold some of the largest stocks of fish in Europe. South West France provides fishing, opportunities for both passionate sports fishermen and amateurs at places such as the Garonne, River Tarn and the Lot River. While fishing here you may see carp, catfish, barbel, chub, zander, roach, bleak, perch and black bass. Fishing in France requires a permit which can be purchased in any local fishing shop, or online. Some of our properties also have private fishing rights, which we are happy to tell you more about via email or over the telephone.