Bergerac Airport or Bergerac Dordogne Perigord Airport is a small airport serving the Dordogne region. With car hire from Bergerac Airport, the city is just a 3 km drive. The airport is mostly used by budget airlines such as Ryanair, Flybe and Jet2 and they operate flights to the UK and Europe.
Bergerac Airport has very basic facilities, but all the things you need. There is an ATM and a convenience store ‘Multi-services’ for all your last minute buys. A travel agency can help if you need to change your travel plans or if you have enquiries at the airport. The airport has its own restaurant with an outside terrace and serves a wide selection of hot and cold local dishes.
Bergerac is a typically French market town in the south west of France. It is known for its tobacco and wine production and it has 12 recognised wine AOC’s and some of the finest wines in Bordeaux. It is a quaint town with pretty and colourful traditional shops and houses. You can visit the Tobacco Museum or take a stroll around the Arboretum de Podester botanical gardens. Whilst you explore the town, look out for the statues of the legendary Cyrano de Bergerac.
Dordogne is best explored by driving around, so car hire in Bergerac is essential. This region has many secret treasures hidden away so you have to explore and appreciate the region’s history. You will stumble upon castle ruins and chateaus as well as villages of golden stone houses and breathtaking scenery.
Visit the old town of Montignac and if possible, walk along the bridge as it is lit up at night time and has very scenic views. Nearby you will find the prehistoric cave paintings at Lasscaux, which are well worth a visit. Look out for the fairy tale castles of Chateaux de Losse and Chateau de Beynac. You could also visit the Museum of Medieval Warfare at Chateau de Castelnaud. For a bit of shopping and to taste the best of local produce, head for the markets at Sarlat de Caneda. Drive out to the picturesque villages of Monpazier and Rocamadour and stop at a pretty cafe or just wander around. For the energetic, you can canoe down the River Dordogne and hike around the hills. Don’t forget to enjoy the local cuisine at the fine cafes and restaurants and eat some of the best food in France.