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Destination guide

Enchanting days in beautiful Bergerac

With a slosh of Dordogne white and a flurry of fairy-tale homes and chateau turrets, Bergerac really packs a punch. You'll be enchanted from the moment you step foot in its cobbled old town, getting lost between half-timbered townhouses and flower-sprouting squares. Canoeing sessions on the river, wine tasting, walks and picnics are all on the menu. What's more, whether you're seeking a hearty country farmhouse villa with a pool or a pad in the medieval centre, Bergerac holiday rentals have you covered.

Things to do

Culture and wine in enthralling Bergerac

Bergerac manages to pack several enthralling museums into its old heart. Start with the Tobacco Museum, where a fascinating selection of carved pipes and pouches tells the story of smoking in France and beyond. Head to the Costi Museum, filled with curious bronze statues by the artist Constantin Papachristopoulos. Don't miss the "museum" at the Vin de Monbazillac, where you're more likely to spend a couple of hours tasting the fine roses and whites of southern France than learning anything about the history of the tipple. Who's complaining, though?

Activities

Bergerac offers options for all

Everything from thatched gites to barn-conversion villas make up the medley of Bergerac holiday rentals on the Dordogne River. Like to soak it all up? Hop into a canoe and drift down the peaceful waterway, admiring the passing cliffs, hamlets and castles as you go. Staying a little further afield means having the cellar doors and tasting rooms of the world-famous Bergerac wine region right on your doorstep. Something more central? Choose a base in the town centre and be surrounded by enticing bistros and cafes that spill out onto cobbled squares.

Weather

Year-round attractions in charming Bergerac

The Dordogne region is beautiful no matter the time of year. Winter, from November to March, brings crisp, clear days. Hardly anyone visits then, but you're bound to find Bergerac looking enchanting and festive. Spring heralds the start of the warmer months, but it's usually better to hold off until at least June if you're looking for Bergerac holiday rentals with a pool. The weather cools down again in September, but autumn remains a great time to visit, especially if you're a wine lover.

Natural features

Soak up the scenery in Bergerac

Bergerac clutches the banks of the winding Dordogne as it wiggles through the heartlands of southern France. All around the town are rolling landscapes of soft hills and flat farm fields. Blankets of vineyards turn the place into a sea of greenery come the summer, while pockets of fir and oak run for miles along the banks of the river. Heading north will bring you to the beautiful Perigord Limousin Natural Regional Park, a patchwork of heathland, lakes and woods that's quintessentially French.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Bergerac

Fly into Bergerac (EGC-Bergerac - Perigord - Dordogne), the closest airport, located 2.5 mi (4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Perigueux (PGX), which is 28.7 mi (46.2 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Bergerac Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Bergerac?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 646 holiday lettings around Bergerac. From 43 villas to 313 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Bergerac?

Sometimes you just need to get away from it all. Take a break from the crowds and discover the elegance and charm of rural life. HomeAway has 399 rural holiday rentals in this destination. Of course, that might not work for the whole group. Luckily, HomeAway has a bunch of other options, including:

  • 214 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 145 riverside holiday accommodation options.
  • 81 lakeside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Bergerac?

Instead of booking a boring, cookie-cutter hotel room this holiday, you could just rent a whole house. You'll feel like part of the neighbourhood in no time! There are 305 options currently listed on HomeAway. Prices begin at £35 a night. If that doesn't fit with your crew's taste, we have a range of different self-catering accommodation options to choose from, such as:

  • Cottage: 116 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £30 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 61 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £24 per night.
  • Villa: 39 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £54 per night.

Can I stay in Bergerac in a large group?

Nothing comes close to meeting up with old friends or spending time with your beloved relatives in a sensational new destination. And the best thing is HomeAway has places big enough for everyone. House holiday rentals are the preferred option for larger sized groups, with 84 listed here. The holiday properties that can provide for large groups in the area include:

  • On the hunt for places that can house 6 guests? We have 288 that will be perfect. The prices start from £40 per night.
  • If you've got 8 in your party, you'll be happy to learn that there are 164 rental properties perfect. You can book one for as little as £55 a night.
  • Looking for places for rent suitable for 5 guests? You'll be glad to discover we have 92 that'll be perfect. You can get one from just £42 a night.

So don't fear! When you book with us you can bring along your aunt, your cousins and all your buddies to Bergerac.

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