What to do and see in Saint-Antonin Noble Val, France: The Best Places and Tips

September 15, 2017 Natalie Tallman

Discover the best top things to do in Saint-Antonin Noble Val, France including Nature-Escapade, Les Pieds dans l'Eau Location Canoe Kayak, Grotte du Bosc, Jardin de Quercy, Marche, La Maison Romane, Acti Eaux Vives, A l'Eau Canard, Variation Sports Nature, Kayman.
Restaurants in Saint-Antonin Noble Val

1. Nature-Escapade

22 boulevard des Thermes, 82140, Saint-Antonin Noble Val, France
Excellent
84%
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4.5 based on 94 reviews

Nature-Escapade

Welcome to our outdoor leisure center. We are located by the river, with easy access by foot from the village. Wash rooms, hot showers, shaded picnic area, cold drinks, bus parking area and camping site are all located nearby.CANOE: 7 to 17km , accessible to all levels. Initiation on still waters, half/whole day descent, with/without national instructor, from 5 years old.MOUNTAIN BIKE Bike rental, professional brand names, all sizes, detailed region maps with topography. Guided biking tours over an area on 200km of marked tracks, half a day trips for beginners to advanced. From 8 years old.Transportation and equipment are included in all activities.

Reviewed By MilonMax - London, United Kingdom

The guys give you plenty of information at the beginning of the trip. Sadly none of it tallies with the river course itself. Perhaps they have just learned it by rote without going near the water- I'm not sure- but basically once you ignore their well intended advice it works better. Or at least is less stressful.
When the water is low this trail is really not worth doing. As an adult with two kids in one boat none of the rapids work and you spend the entire three hours pushing the boat off the rocks. The trail is badly signposted - even the end which is extraordinary really - and the staff tend to be quite short and impatient. Canoe is a great way to see this part of the world but I'm convinced there are better people to do it with.

2. Les Pieds dans l'Eau Location Canoe Kayak

route de Marsac, 82140, Saint-Antonin Noble Val, France
Excellent
76%
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Les Pieds dans l'Eau Location Canoe Kayak

Reviewed By B00Tee - Stroud, United Kingdom

This is the second year we have been back - the people are so nice with a great sense of humour and we can communicate well without speaking our respective languages fluently. All our kit was in good order and the instructions were easy to understand. Several weirs, dams, Bridges and teensy rapids later and after swimming and picnic stops we arrived at the Happy Ending in 3 3/4 hours and we picked up promptly in the minibus and driven back to base. Great value and excellent fun.

3. Grotte du Bosc

Bosc de la Cam, 82140, Saint-Antonin Noble Val, France +33 5 63 30 62 91
Excellent
38%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
3%
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4 based on 62 reviews

Grotte du Bosc

Reviewed By Sylvia S - Surrey, England

Located opposite a church on a minor road off the D75 to the NE of Saint Antonin Noble Val. There is a picnic site, bring your own picnic (they sell drinks & ice creams). The 14°C asparagus caves are interesting, but there are others in France which are more impressive. They have bones of the extinct giant cave bear. Guided tour mandatory, but only at appointed times. Closed at lunch time. Display & sales of gemstones etc.

4. Jardin de Quercy

route de Cambou, 82330 Varen, Saint-Antonin Noble Val, France +33 5 63 65 46 22
Excellent
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Jardin de Quercy

Reviewed By Adam C - Maidenhead, United Kingdom

We've been in the area for 15 years and somehow missed this one. What a lovely peaceful spot. It's so refreshing that everything's done on an honesty box system. The Gardens are very well kept, and looked in remarkably good shape considering the lack of rainfall over the summer. Not 100% pushchair friendly, but it just made sure the little one used his legs a bit more!

5. Marche

Centre Ville, Saint-Antonin Noble Val, France
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 33 reviews

Marche

Reviewed By ReviewerMaryland1 - America, The Netherlands

We happened upon the Sunday market when arriving for a visit to this beautiful village. Many shops and art galleries were open, even in the off-season. The market was lively. We found delicious and fresh produce and eggs as well as other wonderful local treats. Skip the patisserie stand to the back and right as you face the large cafe in the square. We bought the worst bread and pastries of our trip there. So sad too because the gentlemen who ran it were extremely kind.

6. La Maison Romane

Place de la Halle, 82140, Saint-Antonin Noble Val, France +33 5 63 30 63 47
Excellent
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

La Maison Romane

Reviewed By NickBrum - Southampton, United Kingdom

This elegant and impressive civic building, apparently the oldest in France, is just one of the many marvels Saint Antonin has to offer a lover of medieval architecture, though it is sadly not open to the public. We headed directly to the tourist office, where we picked up the best free map and guide we had been given all holiday. Using this we embarked on our walk of discovery around the many streets, alleyways and open squares of this beautiful town. From grand merchant's palaces, to tall half-timbered buildings, an old medieval tannery, an abbey and a frame to hold oxen whilst they were shod, we had a ball learning all about the town's past and the people who lived there. Every street, every nook and cranny, seemed to have something worth seeing. I really can't recommend this town enough.

7. Acti Eaux Vives

Lieu Dit Marsac Bas, 82140, Saint-Antonin Noble Val, France +(33)33612518323
Excellent
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6%
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Acti Eaux Vives

Reviewed By Catherine R - Toulouse, France

Très bien accueillis par l'équipe jeune et dynamique, nous sommes partis tôt le matin pour réaliser notre baptême en canoë. Nous avons réservé le circuit intégral pour lequel il faut compter 3h - 3h30 et qui nous a réservé de bien belles découvertes. En partant tôt, la nature se réveille sous les coups de nos pagaies, le paysage est fabuleux, la nature nous entoure et l'aveyron nous entraîne à travers son cours, nous avons passé un moment vraiment agréable. De petites plages se découvrent au cours de notre trajet, certaines sont privées mais d'autres permettent un halte pour profiter d'un peu de repos. Paysages magnifiques, attention aux yeux ! A notre arrivé au point final, une personne est venue nous récupérer comme prévu et sommes rentrés sur la base tranquillement. Attention cependant, prévoyez une bonne crème solaire pour ne pas vous retrouver les jambes brûlées comme nous ainsi que des chaussures qui tiennent au pied ou au moins que vous glisserez dans la boîte qui vous accompagnera sur le canoë car les descentes plus ou moins brusques peuvent vous faire perdre quelques éléments au passage... A notre arrivée nous avons également profité de la restauration prévue sur place, la fringale de fred, où nous avons pu déguster une très bonne assiette, copieuse et exclusivement composée de produits frais ! Meilleur que bien des restaurants trouvés au village donc n'hésitez pas à vous installer sur la magnifique terrasse ! Soirées organisées tout au long de la semaine, dommage que nous ne l'ayons pas su plus tôt... Equipe au top, nous reviendrons sans doute vers eux pour une prochaine escapade !

8. A l'Eau Canard

Au pied du Pont de St Antonin Noble Val, 82140, Saint-Antonin Noble Val, France +33 6 32 03 94 06
Excellent
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

A l'Eau Canard

Reviewed By FlyWhenDirected - Brussels, Belgium

Many book, but there is really no need if you turn up at the start of the day (10am) during the week. The river is very gentle, with a couple of small rapids that are comfortably navigated even by novices.
A safety briefing (in English) is complemented by a laminated reminder of which side of the river to take at certain points. A watertight container is provided for your keys, lunch, wallet etc and there are plenty of places to stop and have a swim, some food or a rest.

9. Variation Sports Nature

Chemin de la Plage, 82140, Saint-Antonin Noble Val, France
Excellent
12%
Good
76%
Satisfactory
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4 based on 16 reviews

Variation Sports Nature

Reviewed By bencarl - Oundle, United Kingdom

Enjoyable day on river from good location in St Antonin. Good value for money.
Team at Variation Sports Nature were very friendly and welcoming, with a nice and relaxed safety presentation and happy to answer any questions.
An amazing blend of beautiful scenery and exciting rapids including lots of spots to picnic and swim (you can put your picnic items in barrels that attach to canoes).
Jumping off 5m high rock at halfway point was highlight for my 14-year-old boy.
Third weir you reach is a chute on left. You have to use this because there is a large drop otherwise. For weir at Cazal, signs on very high bridge are hard to see, but they are telling you to go to the rocks on right, get out of canoe and walk around. River was low so we canoed over but we stopped and checked beforehand, watching others do it first. They have a board with pictures of all the rapids. The relevant one is picture 6.
Also bear in mind there are no loos at pick-up point and there may be a wait for the bus :->

10. Kayman

Lieu Dit Serres de la Riviere, 82140, Saint-Antonin Noble Val, France
Excellent
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5 based on 6 reviews

Kayman

Canoes kayman welcome you at the heart of the gorges of Aveyron, space favored for the visit of a rich region. The concept kayman offers several advantages: welcome, parking lot, led in minibus to the boarding, the landing on our private beach without hourly constraint, possibility of picnicing on the base, the bathing, the possible games and the idleness!

Reviewed By VeganAndy - Sheffield, United Kingdom

This was a wonderful day out. You park where the kayaking ends and they drive you to the start. The river itself is perfect for kayaking and my 3 children, all pre teens loved it. There is a watertight storage unit where you can store you belongings in the kayak. We took a picnic which we stopped and eat at the riverside. We also visited a riverside bar for a drink on the way along. I'd definitely recommend this as a perfect family day out.

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