Bergerac

Around Dordogne...

For the past two years, the Bergerac region has been working hard to implement its PLR (Local Revitalisation Plan) in partnership with the State, the department of Dordogne and the Aquitaine region, the Bergerac community of communes and private partners. The objective was to create 250 jobs. The plan is based around three sites located along the river Dordogne.
In the East, Picquecailloux will be home to an athletics track and an aquatic park aiming at offering adequate sports facilities to a local population of some 150,000.
Further up the river, in the historical centre of Bergerac, a luxury hotel will be built. Close to it a new tourism office will be introduced as well as a space dedicated to Cyrano. The port of Cadouin, once the heart of the fluvial activity on the Dordogne, will be rehabilitated.
In the West, linked to the green way and the river banks, a 10 ha park will be installed. From the green way, it will be possible to continue up to the natural water body of Pombonne.
The plan will emphasize Bergerac's vocation as a tourism and patrimonial centre in the heart of Aquitaine. The PLR is expected to be completed by 2017.

Web sites

Vue sur le vieux Bergerac © Marc DELBOS, Mairie de Bergerac© Marc DELBOS, Mairie de Bergerac© Marc DELBOS, Mairie de BergeracVieux Bergerac, la place Pélissière © Marc DELBOS, Mairie de Bergerac© Marc DELBOS, Mairie de BergeracLa Bodega sur le port © Marc DELBOS, Mairie de BergeracLe Parc Jean Jaurès © Marc DELBOS, Mairie de BergeracLe kiosque du Parc Jean Jaurès © Marc DELBOS, Mairie de BergeracArtistes à ciel ouvert, pendant le Festival du Jazz © Marc DELBOS, Mairie de Bergerac
Stage town for the 3rd time
Dordogne (24)
Population : 28,000 inhabitants (Bergeracois), 56,200 inhabitants in the 27 communes of the Bergerac Agglomeration Community
Economy : viticulture, paper production, horticulture, fruit crops, duck and poultry breeding, chemistry, tourism (the Dordogne is, with more than 3 million visitors, the most popular part of France for domestic tourism)
Culture : Grottes de Lascaux (cave painting), Château de Monbazillac, Tow path from Bergerac to Prigonrieux, canal lateral to the Dordogne River, locks and hydroelectric dam at Tuilières with a special lift for migratory fi sh. Events :
Jazz en Chais, Festival Grain d'Automne (music and culture)
Sport : equestrian centres, fi shing course, canoing, golf, rugby. Events : La Grappe de Cyrano (Enduro from Bergerac to Montignac), numerous trails through the vineyards.
Specialities : Bergerac wines (13 AOC, appellations d'origine contrôlée including Pécharmant, Rosette, Monbazillac, Côtes de Bergerac and Bergerac)
Sustainable Development : 80 km of bike routes, 12 hiking trails, Caudeau green corridor, TUB (Bergerac Urban Transport), the Dordogne is classed as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO

Around Dordogne...

Time trials between Bergerac and Perigueux are nothing new. Twice in the past, the same course was used both ways for decisive showdowns and the names of the winners – Anquetil in 1961 and Indurain in 1994 – show just how much they mattered. Bergerac is also the birthplace of a man who played a major part in turning the Tour into what it is today. A close friend of Tour director Jacques Goddet, Jean-Marie Riviere was known as “the king of Paris nightlife” and he was asked to organise animations and entertainment around the race.  
Riviere's passion for the race came as a child when he saw Tour cars speed past on the roads of Dordogne and pledged to one day be part of such a great show. “The Tour de France is one of the greatest shows on Earth. There's everything, fun, drama, tragedy, everything. The Tour de France is like a work of Shakespeare,” said Riviere, a great admirer of maverick Tour riders like Luis Ocana.

Stage town for the 3rd time
Dordogne (24)
Population : 28,000 inhabitants (Bergeracois), 56,200 inhabitants in the 27 communes of the Bergerac Agglomeration Community
Economy : viticulture, paper production, horticulture, fruit crops, duck and poultry breeding, chemistry, tourism (the Dordogne is, with more than 3 million visitors, the most popular part of France for domestic tourism)
Culture : Grottes de Lascaux (cave painting), Château de Monbazillac, Tow path from Bergerac to Prigonrieux, canal lateral to the Dordogne River, locks and hydroelectric dam at Tuilières with a special lift for migratory fi sh. Events :
Jazz en Chais, Festival Grain d'Automne (music and culture)
Sport : equestrian centres, fi shing course, canoing, golf, rugby. Events : La Grappe de Cyrano (Enduro from Bergerac to Montignac), numerous trails through the vineyards.
Specialities : Bergerac wines (13 AOC, appellations d'origine contrôlée including Pécharmant, Rosette, Monbazillac, Côtes de Bergerac and Bergerac)
Sustainable Development : 80 km of bike routes, 12 hiking trails, Caudeau green corridor, TUB (Bergerac Urban Transport), the Dordogne is classed as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO

Web sites

Places to see

Flamenco Festival

Several events in the summer celebrate local and foreign cultures with the highlight in the first weekend in August remaining the Flamenco Festival, held for the sixth time in 2014.
 
Peyrarede House

Also known as ‘the house of the French kings”, it was built in stone in 1604 for Mathium Peyrarede, a rich cloth merchant. It is home to the Museum of Tobacco Anthropology, diplaying a remarkable collection of smoking objects.

Vineyards

The Bergerac vineyards spread along the backs of the Dorgogne over 12,000 ha. Some 1,200 wine-growers produce an average of 570,000 hectolitres every year.
 
Rue des Fontaines

Entirely renovated, the street is remarkable for its mill, Moulin des Cinq Cannelles, a real open-air museum. An old turbine used to power the mill in the Middle-Ages is still visible.

Old Bridge

Built in 1209 and often destroyed by wars or floods, the old bridge was rebuilt in stone and brick in1822 and reopened in 1825. It is made of five arches and is 160 metres in length and 16 metres in height.

Festival Flamenco © Marc DELBOS, Mairie de BergeracMaison Peyrarède © Marc DELBOS, Mairie de BergeracLe vignoble © Marc DELBOS, Mairie de BergeracRue des Fontaines © Marc DELBOS, Mairie de BergeracLe Vieux Pont © Marc DELBOS, Mairie de BergeracLe Vieux Pont © Marc DELBOS, Mairie de BergeracVue de Bergerac et du Vieux Pont © Marc DELBOS, Mairie de Bergerac
Stage town for the 3rd time
Dordogne (24)
Population : 28,000 inhabitants (Bergeracois), 56,200 inhabitants in the 27 communes of the Bergerac Agglomeration Community
Economy : viticulture, paper production, horticulture, fruit crops, duck and poultry breeding, chemistry, tourism (the Dordogne is, with more than 3 million visitors, the most popular part of France for domestic tourism)
Culture : Grottes de Lascaux (cave painting), Château de Monbazillac, Tow path from Bergerac to Prigonrieux, canal lateral to the Dordogne River, locks and hydroelectric dam at Tuilières with a special lift for migratory fi sh. Events :
Jazz en Chais, Festival Grain d'Automne (music and culture)
Sport : equestrian centres, fi shing course, canoing, golf, rugby. Events : La Grappe de Cyrano (Enduro from Bergerac to Montignac), numerous trails through the vineyards.
Specialities : Bergerac wines (13 AOC, appellations d'origine contrôlée including Pécharmant, Rosette, Monbazillac, Côtes de Bergerac and Bergerac)
Sustainable Development : 80 km of bike routes, 12 hiking trails, Caudeau green corridor, TUB (Bergerac Urban Transport), the Dordogne is classed as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO

Web sites

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