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Going to Bergerac - whats cool?

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1. Posted by HafJafMark (Respected Member 291 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Just booked a trip to Bergerac in France, but dont know anything about it.

Has anyone been there? Id be interested in hearing about the area.

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Bergerac has a nice castle that's worth visiting; also consider renting a car to appreciate the wonderful surroundings. The Dordogne area is beautiful, though very touristy.

3. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

You probably know that it's in the heart of wine country so a lot of it's appeal is connected with it's local wine industry. The Montbazillac wine is a sweet wine (my preference) and rather tasty. I'm not sure how many varieties of it there are and such as I'm not exactly a wine connoisseur but there are plenty of places that will offer wine tastings. Duck is a popular meal in the region. When I was there I had this grilled duck w/sauce with Montbazillac wine and it was perfect together. Grotte de Font de Gaume is a cave with prehistoric paintings througout and is one of the main non-wine sites of Bergerac. The other is an old castle that houses a prehistoric museum of sorts. There is also a tobacco museum as the area is renowned for tobacco as well. In a town like this, you'll want to have a car to drive around in. There are quite a few tourists in Dordogne's Vezere valley due to all the prehistoric sites. So, ancient artifacts, wine & tobacco are the main points of interest.

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