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Bergerac Office de tourisme
97 rue Neuve d'Argenson24100

Tel:+33 (0)5 53 57 03 11
Fax:+33 (0)5 53 61 11 04

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Despite widespread devastation during the Wars of Religion when most of its Protestant inhabitants fled abroad, Bergerac is still an attractive market town.  Once an important port for the wine trade it still serves as a hub for maize, vine and tobacco production.  The old quarter and the old harbour are particularly delightful boasting late-medieval houses and drinking fountains on street corners.   

The town comes alive on market days (Wednesday & Saturday) when you'll see an array of excellent local produce on display.  Try to get hold of some of the white, velvety Montbazillac wine which is often drunk on special occasions.  For the connoisseurs among you head to the slopes north of the river where you'll find small wine growers producing some excellent red Bergeracs.

Bergerac is a useful stopover for the prehistoric sites & the Vezere Valley (see also Perigueux and Sarlat for attractions).

What to See - Bergerac Attractions

Grotte de Font de Gaume (Les Eyzies)
E of Bergerac on D706, 24620
Cave discovered in 1901 with fine examples of prehistoric paintings
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Thu-Tue (by app - book 2wks prior to visit) | Tel: +33 (0)5 53 06 86 00

Musee National de Prehistoire (Les Eyzies)
E of Bergerac on D706, 24620
Prehistoric artefacts and paintings in a 16th century castle
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)5 53 06 45 45

Train ride to Le Buisson from Bergerac, 24100
12th century Cistercian abbey and Gothic cloister
| Opening Times: Open daily but not Tue apart from Jul-Aug

Cloitre de Recollets
16th century cloister which offers free wine tasting
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mon-Sat (May-Sep); Tue-Sat (Oct-Apr) | Tel: +33 (0)5 53 63 57 55

Musee de la Batellerie et de la Tonnellerie
Place de la Mirpe, 24100
discover the history of wine making in Bergerac
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Tue-Sat | Tel: +33 (0)5 53 57 80 92

Musee du Tabac
Maison Peyrarede, Place du Feu, 24100
superb museum recounting the history of Bergerac's tobacco growing industry
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Tue-Sun | Tel: +33 (0)5 53 63 04 13