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Bergerac

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne

Bergerac - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Dordogne
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Situated in the Purple Périgord on the Dordogne, the town of Bergerac is famous for its vineyards. Highlights include, in the medieval old town, Pelissière square and its restaurant terraces, Récollets Cloister and the Maison des Vins wine rooms, the Tobacco Museum of National Interest located in Peyrarède house, and the old port with its jetty, where barge trips are offered.

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Bergerac

City of art and history, Bergerac draws its features on the edge of the Dordogne. Here, it is good to live. We like to eat and laugh. Gastronomy, let's talk about it! Fresh poultry with foie gras to taste on a piece of toast, that is all the promise of a good meal. The whole is watered of a wine of the country obviously. Place Pelissière, it is the statue of Cyrano that welcomes you. From square streets, the walk is amazed by the intricate architecture of these façades with pointed windows and carved doors. Place of the Mirpe, it is the houses of the boatmen who fascinate. To digest all this, a little tour on the banks imposes itself. Just follow the towpath from the port. The walk is beautiful, the view splendid and the city really unique.

Things to see and do

You can begin your discovery of the city by the House of Wines of Bergerac. Established in a house of the seventeenth century, it welcomes you to make you discover and taste no less than 13 appellations of the soil. Wine cellar, film and sensorial room to guess the aromas of the wines are on the program of this really exceptional cellar. The visit of Bergerac continues with the Tobacco Museum. A place where you will know everything about tobacco and its culture. It is 3,000 years of history that are exhibited in this place. Note, the carving machine in series pipes heads should leave you speechless.

To see absolutely, the historical center of Bergerac. We leave for 2 hours of walk, guided or free, to admire all the architectural splendours of the old city. Guided tour all year round on request for groups (paying, group of 10 to 29 people), free visit with sheet and mobile application. Torchlight visit from July 22nd to August 12th on Thursdays (paying).

The City Museum will perfectly complete your visit to the historic center of Bergerac. The old documents carefully preserved tell you the history of Bergerac since its prosperity thanks to its proximity with the Dordogne and the fame of its wines until today. In a cellar of the Small Mission is the Costi Museum. You will discover the sculptures of this timeless artist.

For a family day, the miniature port welcomes you for a moment of pure pleasure. Take a boat and go sailing on the waves aboard a miniature reproduction of a typical boat. Unless you prefer a squash party in the Squash Center and relax. Want to get in the air? The airfield of Bergerac is there for that! You can also go for a cycling or equestrian hike in the surrounding woods.

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Events and festivities

Every Saturday morning in the covered market hall, come to the truffle market. This very special local specialty will give a special taste to all your dishes.

All year round, the local produce market is held on Wednesday morning. You can fill your basket with good fresh products, but also basketry and flowers.

In early April, the Wellness Fair welcomes you to Bergerac. Around fifty exhibitors, therapists, but also clairvoyance, astrology and many other alternative medicines that do good. Relax !

Current May, it's Mai des Arts! Under this unusual title hides a contest of painting open to all. To your brushes... ready? Paint it!

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Cloister
Cloister
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Plot
Plot
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Cyrano de Bergerac Statue
Cyrano de Bergerac Statue
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Barge on the dock
Barge on the dock
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Old Town
Old Town
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Market Day
Market Day
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Turret
Turret
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Bergerac night
Bergerac night
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