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Bergerac sits very /.prettily indeed amid the vineyards of the beautiful Aquitaine countryside in southwestern France. Located on the eastern fringes of the world-famous Bordeaux wine region, Bergerac boasts some of French wine’s finest, including the eponymous Bergerac and Cotes de Bergerac Blanc.
Book a cheap flight to Bergerac and explore the beauty spots of Dordogne, sample the fine wines and food, or just sip coffee by its ancient cobbled streets.
Bergerac flights are very popular between late spring and early autumn, with plane ticket prices peaking during the UK school summer holidays. During this time, you can expect fair weather, although don’t forget those grapes need the odd shower or two to produce those fine wines.
The cheapest flights to Bergerac from the UK depart outside these times, although you can find bargain departures at any time if you make your booking early enough.
The cheapest fares fall in winter and, should you take advantage of these, you may find a charming Christmas Market gracing the ancient streets of Bergerac to get you into the festive spirit.
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With Bergerac situated half-way between Brive and Bordeaux, both just an hour and a half away by car, you may want to check to see if flights to these airports are cheaper.
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Optimal flight times from UK airports to Bergerac are:
The Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport is located around two miles from the city. It’s a small regional airport but it does offer places to pick up gifts and grab a snack.
There are no public buses available from Bergerac Airport and the airport is not close to a train line. Taxis can take you into the city or there are a couple of car hire companies.
If you are hoping to use public transport to head for Bordeaux, or other locations in the area, your best bet is to hop in a cab to Bergerac’s main bus or railway station. From these you can find a good choice of services throughout the region.
Airlines offering direct flights to Bergerac from the UK include:
Bergerac itself is best explored on foot. Stroll slowly past Renaissance buildings down its cobbled streets to the many places available to linger by the riverbanks.
As there is no public transportation within Bergerac, you may wish to consider taking taxis if you decide to venture further afield or use the trains and buses that service the wider area.
The unspoilt views of the Dordogne are best appreciated with a glass of wine, a hunk of rustic bread and a selection of cheeses close to hand. One of France's most beautiful rivers can also be enjoyed aboard a traditionalgabare(or sail boat).
The town square, or Place de la Mirpe, is a historic and aesthetic delight. Wonderfully preserved timbered houses and boutiques offering arts and crafts are interspersed with welcoming bars and cosy cafes.
Bergerac has built its reputation on fine wines and you can find more about its award-winning tipples at La Maison de Vins de Bergerac. Each visit ends with an inevitable tasting session of the region’s finest.
Car hire in Bergerac can really open out the surrounding region for you. The city of Bordeaux is a 90-minute drive west and Aquitaine is dotted with delightfully rural hotels in picturesque settings. Book a stay in some of the hotels, inns, B&Bs and French chateaux within the undulating countryside and experience a tranquil stay each night as you explore the area.
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