The Pays de Bergerac has multiple assets that rank it among the most attractive tourist destinations.
From Saint-Michel-de-Montaigne to Monpazier, from Queyssac to Eymet, the Pays de Bergerac, located in the South-West Périgord region, nurtures its remarkable features and attractions from the roots of a delightfully fascinating history.
Boasting incredible diversity, the Pays de Bergerac has always kept this expert alchemy alive, blending past, present and future together in harmony. From its famous past as a major inland waterway dedicated to trade, the Dordogne, the "Rivière Espérance" (River of Hope), willingly gave up its mission of opening up the region in favour of Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport and rail and road infrastructures. Today, it focuses exclusively on giving pleasure and enjoyment to visitors from around the world, who come along to discover and explore it.
A thousand years of history have turned the town of Bergerac into a "capital" that bubbles over with confidence and pride, yet it has successfully managed to preserve its undeniable authenticity.
As we all know, Cyrano never showed his face here but managed to offer the town eloquence and panache, through the author Edmond Rostand, by praising "the green sweetness of night on the Dordogne". Bergerac's wines have also played a key role in its reputation, and continue to do so today.
The vineyards of Bergerac cover both banks of the Dordogne. An idyllic setting, where nature expresses itself fully, where the gentle pleasures of life and conviviality reign supreme: a land of dreams for inspired and inspirational winemakers...
900 of them cultivate 12,000 hectares of vines, which has led to the creation of 9 appellations and 5 colours of wine: red, rosé, dry white, sweet white and syrupy white. This great diversity perfectly illustrates Gascony's generosity! A world of wine just waiting to be discovered...
The charming, picturesque Bastides unlock their secrets: Eymet, Monpazier, Beaumontois-en-Périgord, Lalinde, Molières, Villefranche de Lonchat… The names speak… As do the walls. Whether they were founded at the beginning of the Hundred Years' War by the King of France or by the King of England, these Bastides exude a one-of-a-kind atmosphere.
As soon as the weather permits, these historically-rich places adorn an 'art de vivre' that is totally timeless, eternal... gourmet markets boasting a myriad of local produce and animations, street performances... here, medieval architecture and stone is much more than just decor!