The town of Bergerac is an attractive modern town on the banks of the Dordogne River in Perigord Pourpre, and is the largest town in the region. Sat among the vines of one of France’s most famous wine producing regions, Bergerac has an inseparable link with wine, and the wealth gathered as an important trading centre on the River Dordogne can be clearly seen in the beautiful old town centre.
The old centre of Bergerac is a pleasure to explore. Half timbered houses line the maze of wonderfully endearing medieval streets, and the wealth of great little museums that Bergerac is famous for can be found throughout the centre. The Museum of Tobacco and Wine Museum are the most popular in the town, but for those interested in local history, there is plenty of information available too.
There are over 120 wine producers in the Bergerac region, and the Bordeaux Valley is just over an hour away, so those looking to expand their knowledge of wine or simply enjoy the finest wines during their holiday are fantastically catered for from any holiday rental property near Bergerac in France. Wine tours and wine tasting sessions are some of the most popular things to do in Bergerac, France, especially in October, when the harvest comes in. Throughout the town are plenty of bars and excellent restaurants if you would prefer to do an independent wine tour from your self catering Bergerac accommodation!
The countryside around Bergerac is a dream for those who enjoy the great outdoors. The stunning landscapes of cliffs, woodlands and gentle rivers make the ideal destination for walking, horse riding and fishing holidays, and the great range of medieval villages, stunningly elegant chateau and dramatic castles that adorn the landscape make cycling holidays in Bergerac second to none. Even golfers will be in their element from a Bergerac holiday rental villa, gite or apartment, as there are a handful of excellent 18 hole courses scattered around the region too.
Throughout the whole of Perigord Pourpre are a huge range of delightful old towns, many of which are medieval bastide towns. These towns, including St Remy and St Felix de Villadeix, are well worth investigating, even if it is only for a brief exploration on a cycling tour or for a leisurely coffee on your way through.
The weather in Bergerac, France, is very mild. Summers see temperatures reaching between 21 and 26˚C, whilst winter monthly average temperatures tend to remain above 10˚C. Spring and autumn are the best times to visit for warm, yet not too hot, weather in Bergerac.
Although small, there are actually a great range of cheap flights to Bergerac Airport (EGC) available from the UK. Ryanair, Flybe and British Airways all provide direct, cheap flights to Bergerac Airport from a huge range of British destinations, including London, Birmingham (BHX), Manchester (MAN), East Midlands (EMA), Liverpool (LPL), Edinburgh (EDI) and more. Bergerac Airport is just 10 minutes from the city centre, meaning that you can be settling into your villa in or property near Bergerac in France quickly, cheaply and easily.