Why are our canoes pink? The answer is simple: everything else we take very seriously!
Aigue Vive is a business which has been in existence since 1987 : it is one of the oldest renters of canoes along the Gorges of the Ardèche River. The company is subject to the French National Charter of Quality Assurance.
At the head of Aigue Vive : Sébastien Papillault, a retired athlete having participated in the French Canoe Championship, holds a French State Monitor/Instructor Diploma, and Patrick Giverso, who is passionate about open-air sports.
Aigue Vive is a team of 17 passionate people, ready to share with you their love for the Gorges of the Ardèche River. On average, the members of the team have been with us for 8 years, which goes to show how pleased they are to come back each year!
With Aigue Vive, you will paddle down the Ardèche River in complete safety and security: our canoes are recently acquired and renewed every five years and the life jackets are refurbished each year.
Our water sports base is registered with the Department's (county) Agency for Youth and Sports as a Physical and Sports Activity organisation (Activités Physiques et Sportives-APS).