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.Address: 1 Rue des Récollets, BergeracPhone: +33 553 635 757Website: http://www.vins-bergerac.fr
Musée Costi contains bronze statues by the Greek sculpturer Constantin Papachristopoulos (Costi). He gave all his sculptures from 1929 to 1973 to the town Bergerac with the condition that the sculptures would be on display for the public.Address: Place de la Petite Mission, BergeracPhone: +33 553 630 413Subway: Walk or take the bus to Pélissière Place
The Bergerac Tobacco Museum is housed in Pyrarède House, a turreted building in old Bergerac. It has five main exhibitions areas on the discovery of tobacco, its social history, painting, craftsmanship and the city’s connections.Address: Maison Peyrarède, Place du Feu, BergeracPhone: +33 553 630 413
Every city needs a famous statue and Bergerac has the Cyrano de Bergerac. Cyrano is the fictional big-nosed lead character in Edmond Rostand’s great comedy.Address: Pélissière Place, BergeracMore info: Pélissière Place and Mirpe Place
Discover the riverside on a traditional "gabarres" (flat bottomed boats) and learn about the Bergerac’s rich history. This relaxing boat trip last for 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.Address: 14 Rue des Conférences, BergeracPhone: +33 553 245 880Website: http://www.gabarres.fr
This museum opened its doors in 1983 and celebrates the important role the Dordogne River played in the success of the region’s wine industry. Exhibits include barges and boats.Address: 5 Rue des Conférences, BergeracPhone: +33 553 57 80 92
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.Address: Moulin de la Rouzique, Couze Saint FrontPhone: +33 553 243 616Website: http://www.perigord-patrimoine.comSubway: Car or bus D660 signposted to Varennes and Couze
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. It is fully furnished and the château is open to the public.Address: Rue de Lanquais, LanquaisPhone: +33 553 612 424Subway: Car or bus D660 signposted to Varennes and Lanquais
Having remained almost exactly as it was in the 16th century, the Château de Monbazillac is easily reached from Bergerac – about six kilometres away. The castel is open all year round to visitors.Address: Château Monbazillac, Monbazillac Phone: +33 553 636 500Website: http://www.chateau-monbazillac.comMore info: firstname.lastname@example.orgSubway: Car or bus N21 signposted to Villeneuve-sur-lot Agen and Monbazillac
If you are seeking for a thrilling activity then go-cart might be something for you! This place is suitable for beginners and for those with experience. Children from seven years old are welcomed. Bergerac Karting is located five minutes from Bergerac airport.Address: 14 Route du Lac, St Laurent des Vignes, BergeracPhone: +33 553 741 504Website: http://www.bergerac-karting.comMore info: La Cavaille
Le Jacquou Parc is a three in one amusement park and suitable for the whole family. It offers a water park with swimming pools and slides, an animal farm and a permanent funfair with 17 attractions. You will find the park a few km's north of Le Bugue.Address: D 710 Mortemart, Le BuguePhone: +33 553 541 557Website: http://www.jacquouparc.comMore info: "La Menuse"
Discover the animal life at Zoo de Mescoules. Here you can admire crocodiles, giant pythons and other big snakes. There are mostly reptiles here. Enjoy a guided educational tour that last for one and a half hour. Outside is an inflatable outdoor game for children.Address: La Pleyssade, MescoulesPhone: +33 699 745 777Website: http://www.zoo-de-mescoules.com
Jardin de Planbuisson is a charming botanical garden with a unique collection of bamboo. There are nearly 180 species of bamboo here as well as trees, shrubs, perennials and herbs.Address: 20 rue Montaigne, Le Buisson de CadouinPhone: +33 553 576 802Website: http://www.planbuisson.com
The caves of Maxange offer a rare diversity of formations with stalactites and stalagmites but there are also walls covered with aragonite. Maxange is known to be one of the most beautiful caves of France. It is located in Le Buisson de Cadouin near the Dordogne River.Address: Mestréguiral, Le Buisson de CadouinPhone: +33 553 234 280Website: http://www.lesgrottesdemaxange.com
Accrozarbres is an activity park in the Dordogne and is a great place to bring your family and friends to discover some thrilling activities. There are 25 zip-wire lines (the longest at 110m), two junior trails, a children’s play area, a snack bar and picnic areas. The park is located only 15 minutes from Bergerac.Address: Les Mazières Nord, LaveyssiereWebsite: http://www.accrozarbres.comOpening hours: From 2nd of march to 11th of november
The Vézère valley is a site of exceptional interest, with 147 prehistoric sites dating from the Palaeolithic Age and 25 painted caves. At the heart of this shrine to prehistory is the famous Lascaux cave – nicknamed the prehistoric Sistine Chapel – surrounded by 15 UNESCO world heritage sites. A new site will be open to the public from spring 2014 is the museum of Abri Cro-Magnon in Les Eyzies, Tayac, which gives a new insight into the Cro-Magnon man.
The Dordogne is nicknamed ‘the land of a thousand and one castles’ due to its superbly restored chateaux which are scattered across the region, dating from the Middle Ages to Renaissance and Classical styles. These buildings have spanned centuries, and history’s upheavals and anecdotes are written into their bricks and mortar. The Chateau de Bridoire à Ribagnac, close to Bergerac, and the Chateau de Sauveboeuf à Aubas close to Montignac , are amongst those open to the public.
Along with the Aveyron, the Dordogne has the largest number of villages boasting the title of the “Most Beautiful Villages in France”! These 10 charming villages offer picturesque walks to a backdrop of remarkable architecture. Périgueux, Bergerac and Sarlat are all labelled ‘Towns of Art and History’, with vast, protected areas to explore.
Recharge your batteries and try out an activity – for example walking, horse riding, cycling or canoeing – in one of the region’s 33 parks and gardens. Amateur golfers will be pleased to find seven accredited golf courses in the Dordogne with varying features, such as a discount Golf Pass. Although the Dordogne is inland, where it lacks in sea it makes up for in freshwater swimming. Discover its river bank beaches, swimming pools and water parks.
Varying according to the seasons, market stalls display strawberries and nuts from Périgord, boletuses, black truffles, and produce made from duck or goose such as foie gras, all used to make delicious traditional dishes. Accompany them with local Bergerac wines – whether red, white or rosé – for an unforgettable gastronomic experience. With a 2000 year old winemaking tradition, Bergerac’s vineyards produce 13 products bearing the AOC label, meaning that they adhere to the government’s highest standards of local, agricultural produce.
This is a slick and stylist bistro restaurant serving fine à la carte dishes and, of course, fine wines from the region. Le Bistro Gambetta is an ideal place for lunch with friends and intimate evenings.Address: 36 Place Gambetta, BergeracPhone: +33 553 273 050Website: http://www.hotel-du-commerce24.fr/restaurantMore info: Located at Hôtel Restaurant du Commerce
At La Mama you will find a varied selection of pizza and pasta dishes for informal lunches and snacks. The restaurant offers excellent service and quality food.Address: Place de Malbec, BergeracPhone: +33 553 227 314Subway: Car or bus to the Rue Neuve
Le Saint Jacques is a traditional eatery that specialises in regional cuisine and set in an old and charming building. The chefs are only using fresh locally grown produce.Address: 30 Rue Saint James, BergeracPhone: +33 553 233 808Website: http://www.restaurant-saintjacques-bergerac.comSubway: Car or bus to the rue des Fontaines
At La Grappe d’Or you will find winegrower’s table and local cuisine. They have an air conditioned dining room and car parking facilities. The restaurant is popular among the locals.Address: Le Peyrat, BergeracPhone: +33 553 611 758Website: http://www.lagrappedor.frMore info: email@example.com
Restaurant La Flambée is a traditional restaurant that serves fine gastronomic regional cuisine such as fish and meat dishes. On the menu you will find mouth-watering dishes such as smoked salmon, grilled steak with pepper sauce and grilled lamb with thyme.Address: 49 Avenue Marceau Feyry, BergeracPhone: +33 553 575 233Website: http://www.laflambee.comSubway: Car or bus to Avenue Marceau Feyry
L’Imparfai is a restaurant of the 12th century, with a large fireplace. In summer there is a beautiful terrace where you can enjoy your dinner. Also provides gastronomic cooking and friendly service.Address: 8-10 rue des Fontaines, BergeracPhone: +33 553 574 792Website: http://www.imparfait.comOpening hours: Open seven days a week. Lunch 12pm-14pm. Evening 7pm-10pm
Restaurant La Tour des Vents is a light, bright restaurant in an elevated position with a panoramic view of Bergerac. They serve fresh fish dishes and local specialities such as fois gras and terrines.Address: Moulin de Malfourat, MonbazillacPhone: +33 553 583 010Website: http://www.tourdesvents.comSubway: Car or bus N21 signposted to Villeneuve-sur-lot Agen and Monbazillac
This small hidden gem is located in a back alley in the old town of Bergerac. It can be difficult to find but well worth the effort. The restaurant is intimate and owned by a married couple. The menu offers local food with a creative touch. It is advised to book in advance.Address: 14 Rue St Clar, BergeracPhone: +33 553 223 726
La Villa Laetitia is a typical French restaurant and is situated in the centre of Bergerac. The friendly staff serves quality food for a good price and they speak English. This is a very popular restaurant so you should book in advance.Address: 21 Rue l'Ancien Pont, BergeracPhone: +33 553 610 012Website: http://www.villalaetitia.net
If you like Italian food then head over to restaurant Gigino. On the menu you will find mouth-watering pizza, pasta and meat dishes. This is a great place to visit with friends and family.Address: 85 Rue du Docteur Roux, BergeracPhone: +33 553 630 211Website: http://www.restaurant-gigino-bergerac.fr
You will find this French bistro in a corner of the Place Malbec in Bergerac. The atmosphere is described as relaxing and a good place where you can enjoy traditional French food at a reasonable price. The food reflects the seasons and is prepared with fresh products.Address: 6 rue du Colonel de Chadois, BergeracPhone: +33 553 577 756Website: http://www.lebistroducoin.fr
This charming restaurant serves well-presented French food and local wines. Delicious food can be enjoyed here such as breast tournedos of duck, skewers of prawns and tasty desserts like chocolate mousse. It is advisable to reserve in advance.Address: 20 Rue de Montpon, Saint Méard de GurçonPhone: +33 553 805 678Website: http://www.opressoir.com
La Table du Marche is a small restaurant with a modern ambiance. It offers French cuisine which is well presented and the service is impeccable. The restaurant is situated in the Old Town.Address: 21 Place du Marché couvert, BergeracPhone: +33 553 224 946Website: http://www.table-du-marche.com
Restaurant Le Sud serves Moroccan cuisine in an oriental setting. The food is prepared with fresh and high quality produce. In summer time you can enjoy your tasty meal on the shaded terrace.Address: 19 rue de l'Ancien Pont, BergeracPhone: +33 553 272 681
Head over to this American style restaurant if you are craving for a juicy steak. Buffalo Grill is a family-friendly place with a large menu and is a good value restaurant too. This chain restaurant is very popular among the French.Address: Route de Bordeaux, BergeracPhone: +35 553 746 036Website: http://www.buffalo-grill.fr
Blanche Hermione is intimate, friendly and serves a lively selection of crêpes using local ingredients. This restaurant serves some of the best desserts and the pancakes are prepared with an interesting twist.Address: Place du Marche-Couvert, BergeracPhone: +33 553 576 342Opening hours: Closed on sunday and MondaySubway: Bus to the Place du Marche-Couvert
La Pataterie is a cosy, intimate little bistro serving light snacks and refreshments throughout the day. This café also offers a children´s menu and mouth-watering desserts.Address: 81 Rue Neuve d'Argenson, BergeracPhone: +33 553 613 852Website: http://www.lapataterie.comSubway: Car or bus to the Place du Palais
A short distance from the historic centre, opposite Bergerac railway station, you will find Le Moderne which offers a fast menu at noon. The atmosphere is warm and there is an outside terrace where you can relax with a cup of coffee.Address: 19 av. du 108ème Régiment d'Infanterie, BergeracPhone: +33 553 571 962Website: http://www.hotel-restaurant-le-moderne.fr
Côté Noix is a fine family restaurant serving authentic Italian cuisine from different regions of Italy, including pasta, pizza and ice creams. This café offers a beautiful outside terrace in the heart of old Bergerac.Address: Place Pélissière, BergeracPhone: +33 553 577 138Website: http://www.cotenoix.frOpening hours: Closed November to March, closed Sunday and Monday
This Restaurant-Crêperie has a friendly setting and situated in the heart of the Old Town. On the menu you will find simple food such as salads and their special pancakes. Here you can enjoy your refreshments on the flowering terrace.Address: 31 rue des Fontaines, BergeracPhone: +33 553 248 127
This is a young and trendy place. Le Windsor has three distinctive areas that play everything from hip hop to reggae. It’s the place to party.Address: Route de Bordeaux, Saint-Laurent-des-VignesPhone: +33 553 236 400Website: http://www.lewindsor.frSubway: Car or bus on the D936 to St Cernin
This wine centre offers classical events in the atmospheric environment of its building’s cloisters. You will find this venue in old Bergerac.Address: 1 Rue des Récollets, BergeracPhone: +33 553 635 757 Website: http://www.vins-bergerac.frSubway: Walk or take the bus to Salvette Quay or park in Rue Neuve
This is a music bar which invites any musician to come and jam on their stage. Come here and enjoy good music and different sport events.Address: 31 Route Périgueux, LembrasPhone: +33 553 577 053Website: http://www.lembarzique.fr
Au Bureau is styled as a typical English pub and serving a large selection of beers and international meals. The atmosphere is relaxing and friendly. Also offers happy hours in the late afternoon.Address: 9 rue de la Résistance, BergeracPhone: +33 553 748 172Website: http://www.barsandco.fr
Rocksane is a music venue and can accommodate up to 600 people. There is also a lobby where you will find the bar and an exhibition space. It hosts a varied musical program everything from rock, reggae to jazz metal and electro.Address: 14 bis rue Pozzi, BergeracPhone: +33 553 630 370Website: http://www.rocksane.com
Bergerac’s airport, the Aéroport de Bergerac Périgord Dordogne, is situated around six km (four miles) from the city centre. Taxis can be found just outside the terminal building. A short journey to the Bergerac bus station cost between €15-20. If hiring a car, take the main exit out of the airport and follow the signs into the city centre – it is easily identified.Address: Aéroport de Bergerac Périgord Dordogne, BergeracPhone: +33 553 222 525Website: http://www.bergerac.aeroport.frMore info: Prices updated August 2013