Bergerac is one of the largest towns in the Perigord and is situated on the north side of the Dordogne river. The old part of Bergerac, closest to the river, has many old half timbered houses with open air cafes and restaurants in the squares and along the river front.
Higher up from the old town is the newer part of Bergerac where there are more modern shops and a market which is held on Saturday. There is olso the Brocante Market for bric-a-brac in Bergerac held on the first Sunday of every month
Bergerac is also the home of the National Tobacco Museum and you will probably have noticed the many tobacco crops in the area. There is also the Maison de Vins de Bergerac in the heart of the old town detailing the history of wines in Bergerac, this is located in a 12 th century cloister in the old part of the town. We found parking quite easy and used the large car park on the river front close to and west of the Vieux bridge, we were then right by the old part of the town.
Take a look at an aerial view of Bergerac HERE