Also known as ‘Bergerac-Roumanière’, the Bergerac-Dordogne-Périgord Airport is an airport complex situated at 3km south of Bergerac in the Dordogne. Thanks to 5 low-cost airlines that are based at Bergerac-Dordogne-Périgord Airport, it is able to regularly serve more than 35 destinations as well as operate weekly charter flights. Passengers can, therefore, take direct flights to the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Morocco. Covering 3,000 m², the terminal at Bergerac-Dordogne-Périgord Airport also operates flights across France as well as other destinations in Europe and North Africa. The single terminal building houses a bar/restaurant, a shop selling a variety of products and services, as well several car hire agencies including Avis, Europcar and Hertz. Parking-wise, Bergerac-Dordogne-Périgord Airport has 500 car parking spaces for passengers and visitors, with the first 30 minutes being free of charge.
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?