Bergerac is an agglomeration with melodious accent known to be the homeland of Cyrano. Its statutes in the Place Pélissière and in the Rue de la Mirpe bear witness to this. This town is indeed in the extreme north of the Dordogne, a rich part in heritages. It is also the territory of the vineyard with its 900 vine growers.
In the old town there is Pélissière square, where you can relax in one of the terraced cafés and admire the "Font-Ronde" fountain. The name of this place comes from that of the old merchants of skin.
To reach the church of Saint-Jacques in order to discover its bell tower and to enjoy the view from its balcony, you have to take the steep street of the same name, from the famous Santiago de Compostela (it makes it one of its Routes).
Then let us continue the walk along the Rue de la Mirpe, revealing another side of the pretty village with its beautiful half-timbered houses creating an atmosphere of another time in the quiet and under the shade of the lime trees.
There is also the Récollets cloister which is the wine house. Formerly a convent and then a Protestant temple, it has retained its authenticity and is currently serving the wine industry. Visitors are welcome to visit a wine shop and a permanent exhibition called "Wine is Travel".
As far as the museum is concerned, the town has two, one of which is the Peyrarede house, which stands out for its toboggan. It is a tobacco museum where collections of the history and culture of this plant can be discovered.
The most appreciated, however, is the Museum of Shipping and Wine Trade, where photographs, boat models and other collections of objects are presented. A proof of the indissociability of wine and commerce on the Dordogne.
Admiring its port where the gabares are moored is another activity that offers Bergerac. Cadouin was formerly a point of connection of the municipality with Bordeaux to convey the goods. It is currently the place where one embarks aboard a gabare to take advantage of the waters of the river Dordogne