Cyrano De Bergerac



Bergerac was once a flourishing port for the wine trade. It still today has a picturesque harbour where you can take a boat trip along the river Dordogne, or a miniature train ride around the Bastide town, viewing the many half timbered houses with terracotta decoration.

The many timbered houses hardly-altered Medieval houses with terracotta decoration that line the lanes of the old town, are wonderfully evocative of the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. On one corner the wanderer suddenly finds himself 'nose to nose' with Cyrano whose statue proudly reminds the visitor that Bergerac owes some of its fame to this historic figure. Not surprisingly the annual theatre 'Le Festival du Théatre' is named after him.

Bergerac is the tobacco capital of France as well as being the centre for the Bergerac 'brand' of very drinkable wines. The old town is very interesting with the riverside port originating from the time Bergerac was a link between the coast and the interior regions of the Auvergne and Limousin.

The Bergerac region is sometimes called Périgord Pourpre the name deriving from the rich purple-red wines that characterise this area of Périgord.

On the first Sunday of each month, the old town of Bergerac transformed into a large antique market with a large market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

When the subject of 'gastronomy' is raised it is usually associated with a particular region and the Périgord stands in high regard in this field. The traditional produce, such as truffles, walnuts, strawberries and the wines, together with the well-known rich specialties derived from fattened geese and ducks, is largely responsible for this fame.

Bergerac international airport offers approximately 90 minute flights from Stansted airport flying with Ryanair. Car hire is available from Bergerac airport.

Bergerac straddling the Dordogne river

Bergerac straddling the Dordogne river

Bergerac old town

Bergerac old town


Bergerac, 24100, Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

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Maison Lamonzie

Holiday accommodation in Dordogne

Featured in The Sunday Times 'The best French gîtes and villas 2018'.

This is indeed a rare find; a beautiful one bedroom property with its own large private garden and private, heated pool.

The former share-cropper's house sits (very privately) in the grounds of a resplendent manor house in the small and charming, historic village of Lamonzie-Montastruc in the Dordogne countryside.

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Château Périgord

Holiday château in Dordogne

Stunning château dating back to 1741 set in 30 hectares of private countryside.

This beautiful property offers wonderful family accommodation in a beautiful location midway between Bergerac and Périgueux, the two main medieval towns in the Dordogne, in a magnificent and peaceful landscape of ancient oak and chestnut woods and fields, with wonderful walking or riding trails from the château leading to authentic picturesque hamlets and villages. All amenities are close-by, with a wonderful restaurant just 2 minutes away.

An impressive drive leads you through the front courtyard to the front door of the château opening into the entrance hallway with original stone staircase.

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Château Labarde

Holiday château in Dordogne

Superb period château set in open countryside between Bergerac and Issigeac.

Extensive private grounds include croquet lawn and private tennis court.

Private, heated pool 10m x 5m.

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Le Saint-Martin

Holiday home in Dordogne

Charming, fully renovated, traditional cottage. The property sits across the courtyard from the discreet owners' house. All facilities for private use of the renters including fabulous 12m x 6m infinity pool with sweeping countryside views.

Accommodation over two floors; ground floor kitchen with dining table, living room with UK channels and Wi-Fi, two bedrooms and bathroom. Further twin and wide single room upstairs and separate bathroom.

Outside dining on the lawns.

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Manoir Capraise

Rental home in Dordogne with private, heated pool

High quality, fully restored manor house and gîte set in open countryside, 20 km from Bergerac.

Large garden with views over the surrounding countryside, the property comprises the main manor house and similar quality gîte with further kitchen, living room and bedrooms.

Manor house has been restored to a high standard with original wooden floors, beamed ceilings and stone walls.

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Mas Saint-Cernin

Holiday home in Dordogne

Set in beautiful gardens, this fully restored farmhouse and its beautiful pigeonnier make an ideal holiday home for extended family or friends.

The two properties face each other, 20m apart in several acres of mown-grass garden with great views across the surrounding countryside.

Fully private pool 13m x 6m with large sun terrace and loungers.

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Holiday accommodation home in Dordogne with private, heated pool

This beautiful and traditional country home has been renovated throughout to a very high standard and offers spacious accommodation and private grounds with extensive views.

Located just inside the department of the Lot-et-Garonne, bordering both the Dordogne and Gironde departments, the property is close to the lovely market towns of Duras and Eymet. All amenities including bakeries, café bars, restaurants and supermarkets within 10 minutes drive.

Fully equipped kitchen, two living rooms, dining room, Wi-Fi internet and UK satellite TV. One ground floor ensuite bedroom and four further ensuite bedrooms on the first floor.

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Orchard Farmhouse

Holiday accommodation in Dordogne with private pool

From the guestbook... "We adore this house - it is our third visit! The atmosphere here is so conducive to being happy and relaxed".

Dating back to the 18th century, this is a wonderful, traditional Dordogne farmhouse. Fully renovated to offer spacious and welcoming accommodation, the house is set in open countryside with stunning views over the large and private garden.

4 bedrooms to sleep 8, two family bathrooms, two living rooms and large kitchen / dining room. Original features throughout with beamed ceilings and exposed stone walls.

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Holiday accommodation in Dordogne

Lovely, private Dordogne farmhouse set in 4 acres of private grounds with extensive views over the surrounding countryside.

The detached property has been fully renovated and offers quality, 'family-home' accommodation over two floors. Fully equipped kitchen / diner with doors to front and rear garden, utility room with washing machine and dryer. Large living room with original beamed ceiling, UK satellite TV channels, DVD and Wi-Fi internet.

Two ground floor twin bedrooms. Master ensuite double room, further double room and family bathroom on the first floor.

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Villa Lamonzie

Holiday villa in Dordogne

Tucked away in a tiny hamlet surrounded by lovely countryside, this quality, modern villa offers spacious and comfortable family accommodation, while being just 10 minutes from the beautiful town of Bergerac.

Half an acre of private grounds with a lawned garden that leads on to open countryside. Extensive views from the private pool, 11m x 5m with sun terrace and shaded dining terrace.

Living accommodation over two floors. Ground floor with fully equipped kitchen, dining and living room with UK satellite channels and two ensuite bedrooms.

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Le Perroquet

Holiday accommodation in Dordogne

This large, traditional Périgordine farmhouse has been delightfully renovated and offers the rare opportunity to sleep up to 15 people. Ideal for several families as the property consists of two independent (adjoining) gîte.

'Le Perroquet' has 7 bedrooms and four bathrooms and large pool 10m x 5m. Dining terrace and extensive 3.75 acres of gardens, which lead down to the lovely Dordogne river.

Wi-Fi internet. UK satellite TV.

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Domaine Fonneuve

Holiday accommodation in Saussignac, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, with heated private pool

Superb, traditional farmhouse with private grounds and 20 acres of vineyards with far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside.

The property has been restored to a high specification with many original features still intact; exposed stone walls and wonderful beamed ceilings.

Accommodation over two floors with lovely farmhouse-style kitchen with terracotta tiles, two living rooms with TV and (one with UK channels) and Wi-Fi internet. Two ground floor ensuite bedrooms and split-level suite with king-size double bedroom and ensuite bathroom.

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Le Pigat

Holiday villa in Dordogne with private pool

Traditional style, contemporary Dordogne house in a lovely Dordogne hamlet setting.

The house is architect-designed with a traditional exterior and contemporary interior.

Spread over two-storeys with split-level, open-plan ground floor and galleried first floor with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

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