In the heart of Dordogne’s ‘Purple Perigord’, Bergerac is well worth its ‘City of Art and History’ status. Rub noses with Cyrano de Bergerac’s statue on Place de la Myrpe and spend an afternoon in his company at the museum that bears his name. Book a flight to Bergerac and learn about AOC wine production at the ‘Musée du Vin et de la Batellerie’, before having stroll through the old town to the Place Pelissière. Perigord boasts numerous world-famous sites, including the geologically intriguing Padirac caves and the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lascaux. Step back in time at Issigeac, a medieval village only 20 kilometres from Bergerac. Explore the Saint Félicien Church with its octagonal clock tower, the Sarlat bishop’s castle and admire the timber-framed houses that line its streets; no time machine need here! You’ll be able to reserve a hotel room close by and spend evenings sampling Dordogne’s amazing cuisine, prepared with truffles, wild mushrooms, chestnuts and preserves. What visit to Bergerac would be complete without a glass of Monbazillac with a helping of foie gras on the side?