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Bergerac

Overview

Take a break in Bergerac, and you’ll arrive in a stunning slice of south-west France. This medieval market town is delightful for an easy-going weekend escape, but don’t miss the chance to delve into the Dordogne on your doorstep. Think emerald-green vineyards, grand chateaux and outdoor activities, with the country’s best food and wine to boot. If you’re after fairytale France, this is it.

Language

French

Currency

Euro (€)

Time difference

+1hr

Beer

£4.40

Set meal for two

£44.20

Average flight time

2hrs

Village life

Leafy terraces, flowing fountains and timber-clad buildings sum up the look of Bergerac. Wander the flower-filled cobbles looking for statues of the famous literary hero, Cyrano de Bergerac, and stop for a long lazy lunch in the central square. The nightlife’s pretty low-key, but you can brush up on your French with friendly locals and expats over a glass of red.

Discover the Dordogne

You’ll soon get to grips with Dordogne life as you explore countryside hamlets, soaking up the sunflowers and watching the locals play bowls. There are also over 1,500 chateaux around these parts, not to mention some of the world’s oldest paintings hidden in the Vézère Valley. Activity-wise, the Dordogne River is the perfect place for canoeing and kayaking, and its banks are ideal for picnicking.

A foodie favourite

Cheese, pâté, truffles – the food here is deliciously French. Signature flavours include the prized Périgord black truffle, river trout, rich goose and earthy walnuts. Look out for market days where you can scour the stalls, oh, and don’t miss the strawberries in spring. When it comes to wine, there are 13 varieties that have the exclusive AOC seal of approval, so take a tasting tour or two.

Bergerac climate

10

Jan

12

Feb

16

Mar

18

Apr

22

May

26

Jun

27

Jul

28

Aug

24

Sep

20

Oct

13

Nov

10

Dec