Bergerac is situated in the Dordogne region, beside the river of the same name. Listed as a town of art and history, it is surrounded by vineyards. Artisans and wine are omnipresent, in the art galleries and the vineyards open to visits.
Monuments and Museums
You can find numerous châteaus in the surrounding area of Bergerac, such as the châteaus of Biron, Bridoire, Gageac or Lanquais. As a town of art and history, Bergerac has many museums to offer. In particular, the Musée Costi. It displays nearly sixty sculptures by the Greek Constantin Papachristopoulos, known as Costi. You can also find the Musée du Tabac which traces the history of the tobacco plant over different centuries and continents. This museum is found within a particular hotel, built in the 17th century at the heart of the town’s historical centre. Finally, the Musée de la Ville will allow you to complete your visit. Through photographs and precious archival documents, this museum traces the history of the town and bears witness to the importance of the vineyards in its development.
Activities and Outings
A great many activities are on offer in Bergerac and the surrounding area. You can unwind in the area during trip on foot, on a bicycle, in a canoe on the river or even in a hot-air balloon. Hiking trails are also at your disposal to help you discover the region. What’s more, in the surrounding area of Bergerac, you can find everything you need to practise your favourite sports, such as golf or even horse riding.