Bergerac is a wonderful destination for wine fans and history buffs in particular, but has something to offer every traveller. Far removed from the hustle and bustle of the main cities, Bergerac is a picturesque town offering lovely museums, castles, and medieval villages as well as abounding countryside perfect for hiking and canoeing nearby. Whether you would like to pick up your vehicle in town or from the airport, you are sure to find a great offer for your car hire in Bergerac with Auto Europe. Learn about interesting travel ideas in the reagion from our Dordogne Valley road trip guide.
Picking up a car hire in Bergerac is the ideal way to see the region, allowing you to set your own itinerary and schedule. Heading west, you can drive your car hire along the A89 to reach Bordeaux in about an hour and a half. Heading north-east via the A89 and the A20/L'Occitane, Limoges is only two hours away, or to the south-east of Bergerac, you can get to Toulouse in two and a half hours following the N21 and A62. The whole region is at your fingertips when you have your own four wheels to take you anywhere your heart desires! For more routes and rules of the road in France, click here.
Though the town of Bergerac is relatively small, there are plenty of parking facilities where you can leave your car hire with peace of mind. There are four free car parks - you can find one at the railway station and another by the river on Quai Salvette, for example. There are also five payable public car parks dotted mostly around the centre of the town.
Bergerac is in the south-west of France, within the Dordogne region, by the Dordogne river. The town and its surroundings are best known for the excellent wines they produce, much thanks to the soil's ideal drainage. The region is also famous for tobacco production.
The town is served by Bergerac-Roumanière Airport, located approximately 2 miles from Bergerac. Flights from the UK are operated by Flybe, Jet2.com and Ryanair, and include flights from Bristol, Southampton, East Midlands and London-Stansted Airport.
Bergerac-Roumanière Airport (EGC)
Address: Route d'Agen, 24100 Bergerac, France
Website: Bergerac Airport
Telephone: +33 5 53 22 25 25
If you wish to travel without your car rental on occasion, you can also travel to and from Bergerac using either train or bus services. Local bus services are also available.
Underground - Métro: Founded in 1900, Paris underground system is the most popular public transport in the city centre. Over 300 stations, 136 miles of tracks, and 14 lines make up a system that carries over 5 million passengers a day.
Bus: Local bus services are run by Les Transports Urbains Bergeracois or TUB for short. Other towns in the nearby region can be reached with bus services operated by multiple companies, with most services departing from the railway station. A service to Périgueux, for example, runs during weekdays.
Train: Bergerac's railway station, or so called SNCF station, is conveniently located a short walk from the centre. Regular train services run to Sarlat-la-Canéda and Bordeaux.