Bergerac, fine medieval town on the Dordogne River

Photo of Bergerac

Visit Bergerac

Bergerac is on the Dordogne River, towards the west of our region, and is one of the larger towns in the area (along with Villeneuve-sur-Lot). Bergerac has an attractive old town running down to the banks of the river, with plenty of restaurants and small shops to explore.

There are several restaurants in 'old-town' Bergerac, set among the medieval half-timbered streets, and open-air cafes where you can pass a very pleasant hour people watching.

Up from the old town, there is a newer part to Bergerac, with more conventional streets and a larger range of 'modern' shops.

The wine museum is set in a lovely medieval building while the National Tobacco Museum is also based here in Bergerac (tobacco is still grown in the region), and is apparently very interesting,

After exploring Bergerac you can take an organised boat trip (bagarre) up the river (start from the car-park at the bottom end of the old-town) to see the town and the nearby countryside from a different perspective.

Note - you can safely ignore all mentions of Cyrano de Bergerac, who had nothing to do with the town but is none the less well represented in statues and memorabilia.

See Bergerac for much more detailed travel and visitor information.

Bergerac Photo Gallery (click any photo to expand)

See also:

Map of Bergerac and places nearby

Bergerac places to visit