Europe's Premier Canoe Rendezvous.

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April 25-28, 2024

Drôme river, France


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26 May 2023
OCF 2023: the video!

This is the Open Canoe Festival!

22 March 2023
How not to get divorced during a canoe trip!

Some basic psychology to avoid giving up canoeing after the first descent… and save your relationship! By Paul Villecourt / In North America, canoeing is often called the “divorce boat“! You will understand why. When a few friends embark on the river for the first time, logic naturally pushes couples to form crews. At […]

20 March 2023
Equipment checklist for a canoe trip

This list has been tested for trips of 30 to 60 days. It includes the essentials, although you can always do more minimalist. All this gear fits into a large 100/120 litre waterproof bag which will therefore contain all the bags described below. For shorter trips, surprisingly the equipment is not much different. Remember: the […]

7 March 2023
2023 poster

You will be pampered from the moment you arrive at the Open Canoe Festival! In the welcome bag given to everyone: the legendary T-shirt, a sticker, the programme, but also a superb poster! It’s always a tricky choice, so every year, we ask what you think with a poll on our Facebook page.

24 January 2023
What is my level of canoeing?

When you register at the OCF, you will have to indicate your level of practice: beginner, intermediate or advanced. It is not that simple. Read this article carefully before registering. The OCF’s team of instructors counts 30 coaches, including some of the best specialists in Europe. They all know that OCF participants have difficulty qualifying […]

10 October 2022
Partners wanted!

7 levels of partnership offers to take advantage of the OCF. From the primary sponsor to the prize suppliers, we offer 7 levels of partnerships giving sponsors and exhibitors the opportunity to take advantage of the visibility and exposure of the Open Canoe Festival:     •    Level 1: Primary sponsor.    •    Level 2: Official partners  […]

10 November 2021
The kids Festival.

We take care of your kids while you’re paddling! During the 3 days of the Festival, a qualified and bilingual animator will take care of the children from 6 to 12 years old. Treasure hunt, land art, games, some workshops for adults… A lot of fun in the superb setting of Gervanne Camping, while the […]


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