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La Muscadelle, near River Boats on the Dordogne

Dordogne Perigord

In the SW region of the Dordogne, stay in La Muscadelle, Gites and Bed & Breakfast (Chambres d'hôte), whilst touring the lovely region of Dordogne. Discover our remarkable tourist sites in the Bergerac and Perigord area, walled towns, medieval cities, chateaux, Romanesque churches, abbeys, scenic villages. White, grey or ochre, our old stones invite you on an amazing and fascinating trip to discover an exceptional heritage.

Bergerac Fountain amd Tribunal in modern squareBergerac in Flower

Bergerac provides a wonderful combination of gentle countryside, picturesque old town and local, gourmet specialities. The Dordogne, one of the most beautiful rivers of France, winds its way through Bergerac and was once of enormous importance to the region's economy; it now plays a vital role in local tourism (gabare excursions, fishing, walks along its banks etc.). Magnificent flower beds adorn the town of Bergerac (which won "four flowers" at the Best Decorated Towns and Villages competition) but, far from being simply a pretty & picturesque town, Bergerac lives and thrives thanks to its legendary local gastronomy, regional wines, multitude of activities, flourishing markets, antique fairs and pedestrian walkways.

Dordogne river boat and cliffs.Sunset over lake near Villambard

The renovated old town has been restored to its former beauty and a pleasurable afternoon can be spent simply strolling its streets and relaxing in its shady squares while admiring the museums and restored buildings. Bergerac's heritage has been carefully preserved and all renovation carried out with great attention to architectural style. In the heart of the old town, in the Peyraregrave de House, the museum recounts the social and cultural history of tobacco and of civilisations through the ages. In a brick and timber frame house on the Place de la Myrpe, the wine and river transport museum retraces the tale of a once-flourishing river trade and Bergerac's river heritage, and of the evolution of wine and the vineyard.

Tempt your Taste Buds in Perigord - Try the Foie Gras. Bergerac wine with the region's Figs and Grapes. Flowers on market stall - Perigueux

The heart of the old town is formed around the Place de la Myrpe, bordered with delightful timber frame houses, the Place Peacute towered over by St Jacques Church - a halt on the St Jacques de Compostelle pilgrimage road -and the collects Cloisters, now used by Bergerac's 'Maison des Vins' as a wine showroom. Savour a large range of regional products from the Bergerac area in Dordogne Perigord. 13 high-quality AOC wines accompany the gastronomical products from our region, which are offered by restaurants and local producers (foie gras and conserved duck and goose, walnuts, truffles and boletus, jams.)

Bergerac 0ld Town  Bergerac statue of Cyrano de Bergerac Bergerac old streets