Popular Lettings in Bergerac
Highlights in Bergerac
- Medieval old town
- Fine dining
- Unique tobacco museum
- Traditional French Châteaus
Most popular in Bergerac
Prices and availability
Holiday rentals and lettings in Bergerac
Bergerac is an endearing half-timbered town in the Dordogne region, offering its lucky visitors a quaint slice of history away from the crowds. One of the best places to stay in Bergerac is the centre, in the heart of the narrow, medieval streets of the old town. The Dordogne river slices through the town, and there are some gorgeous lettings along its river bank on the south side. Alternatively, stay just outside the town in one of the glorious holiday rentals in the countryside.Holiday rentals for big groups
Bergerac has the most beautiful stone buildings to rent for larger groups and families. These rentals offer extensive gardens, and complete peace and quiet, surrounded by meadows and woods, with calm and beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Or why not stay in a medieval letting right in the centre, from where you can enjoy pretty views over the Dordogne and the medieval buildings of this gorgeous town?
Holidays in Bergerac
The area and getting around
Being just 3 km from an international airport means Bergerac is, for many, the gateway to the stunning region of Dordogne. The town is located on the northern bank of the Dordogne River, is among the largest in the region and is classified as a town of Art and History. Bergerac is all about its very special old town replete with a warren of winding cobbled streets that slope down to the river, myriad pretty half-timbered houses and tinkling fountains.Explore the region of Dordogne
For the quintessential Dordogne experience, few things beat getting a map from the tourist office and hitting Bergerac’s Route des Vins, a panoramic driving route that takes you past sprawling sandstone châteaux and corduroy-neat vineyards. The region boasts prehistoric sites, fortified towns and beautiful landscapes for you to enjoy.
Travellers and activities
Bergerac’s ancient centre is petite but crammed full of enchanting half-timbered buildings, medieval churches and decorative fountains. Head straight for Place Pélissière at the heart of the old town, a beauteous spot for a drink and a spot of people watching. The square leads off to several lovely medieval streets including Rue St Clar and Rue St James. Take time to potter around the streets and admire the memorable architecture.Bergerac for wine lovers
No visit to Bergerac is complete without trying out some of the sublime wines grown in the region. The Bergerac region boasts vineyards planted along both sides of the Dordogne river in an area with 93 villages. Spend a day at one of the region’s favourites, the Château Masburel; learn about Bergerac’s 13 appellations, feast on the divine views of the vineyards and taste five of their finest wines. Or visit Château Bélingard with its flagship Bélingard wines – the estate has grapevines clinging to the rolling hills overlooked by a picturesque Château.
The Dordogne is known as the Valley of a thousand chateaux – but in fact there are ‘only’ 615!
Top 5 travel tips in Bergerac
This museum boasts collections that are unique in Europe, with rare artefacts on the history of tobacco’s use, and objects related to its consumption. The wooden pipe maker machine is worth the visit alone, and there are hundreds of wooden pipes to view.2. Exquisite dining in the heart of Bergerac
For taste, ambience, presentation, and service, Restaurant L’Imparfait is the best in town. The traditional French fare includes highly-rated dishes such as magret of goose, sous vide eggs and caviar. The maître d' provides English explanations of the menu, proudly recommending the finest food and wine combinations.3. Art lovers take note!
Musée Costi is a subterranean museum that celebrates the work of renowned Greek sculptor Constantin Papachristopoulos, with a wide selection of perfectly preserved bronze busts. Entrance is free and it makes for a nice and cool break on a hot summer’s day.4. Spend a day at a beautiful Renaissance castle
Château de Lanquais was opened in 2018 after extensive restorations, and it is heart-warming to see a castle restored to its former glory, with so many having fallen into disrepair. In summer there are lots of activities for the whole family, with medieval fairs, workshops and games for children and a night market.5. Explore a classic French village
The meandering Dordogne river leads to the village of Tremolet, 20 kilometres east of Bergerac. This prettiest of French villages stands on a hilltop overlooking a bend in the river. It boasts honey-coloured buildings, an ancient century church, a 12th century chapel and a Michelin starred restaurant.
FAQ: Frequently asked questions about holiday rentals in Bergerac
Based on our data, Bergerac has an average price of £112.28 per night, which is a relatively high one under the cities in France.Is it necessary to plan a trip to Bergerac well in advance?
It's worthwhile to be proactive in Bergerac as only 39% of the accommodations are available, according to our 2019 data.How many holiday lettings are there in Bergerac?
We have collected the offers from 11 different providers in Bergerac, so we can offer you around 200 properties. You're going to have a hard time deciding which one to go with!