Bergerac - Do & See
Situated in the heart of the Périgord Dordogne region, on the west coast of France, the ancient city of Bergerac is compact in size and characterised by its elegant Renaissance buildings that sit alongside ones from medieval times.
La Maison Des Vins De Bergerac
As the headquarters of the regional wine council, the Maison has exhibits on the history of wine produced in the region, along with vintages to purchase. It is housed in a striking 17th century former monastery.
Musée Costi contains bronze statues and busts by sculpturer Constantin Papachristopoulos (Costi), displayed in the atmospheric caves of the Presbytère Saint Jacques, a Romanesque-style church. It is found close to the Pélissière Place.
Musée Du Tabac
The Bergerac Tobacco Museum, housed in Pyrarède House, a turreted building in old Bergerac, have five main exhibitions areas on the discovery of tobacco, its social history, painting, craftsmanship and the city’s connections.
Cyrano De Bergerac Statues
Every city needs a famous statue, and Bergerac’s is of Cyrano de Bergerac, the fictional big-nosed lead character in Edmond Rostand’s great comedy.
Themed Guided Visits
Newly launched by the Office de Tourisme Bergerac, this series of tours are themed on history, architecture, the Dordogne River, vineyards and local specialities
Boat trips in Dordogne river
Bergerac from a gabarre.
Following Cyrano’s footsteps, come and discover the riverside on our traditionals "gabarres" (flat bottomed boats). Learn about the "gabarriers" hard life, and Bergerac’s rich history. This relaxing boat trip last one hour. You will go through a natural bird sanctuary where, depending on the season, you will be able to photograph herons, kites, kingfishers, etc.
Wine And Inland Waterways Transport Museum
This museum celebrates the important role the Dordogne river played in the success of the region’s wine industry. Exhibits include barges and boats.
Moulin de la Rouzique - Economusée du Papier
This fascinating museum, a short drive away in Couze, has exhibitions of the area’s paper-making past, along with rare documents and examples of watermarks.
Château De Lanquais
Château De Lanquais is a magnificent Renaissance palace complete with its own fortified castle that was constructed by the builders of the Louvre in Paris. Fully furnished, the château is open to the public.
Château De Monbazillac
Having remained almost exactly as it was in the 16th century, the Château de Monbazillac is easily reached from Bergerac – about six kilometres away.