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Bergerac, Dordogne

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Country  France
Region  Aquitaine

Area  27,555
Mayor  Dominique Rousseau
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Map of Bergerac, Dordogne

Bergerac ([bɛʁ.ʒə.ʀak]; Occitan: Brageirac [bɾaʒejˈɾak]) is a commune and a sub-prefecture of the Dordogne department in southwestern France.

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Economy

The region is primarily known for wine and tobacco. It has 12 recognized wine AOCs (Appellations d'origine contrôlée):

  • Bergerac
  • Bergerac Rosé
  • Bergerac Sec (dry)
  • Côtes-de-Bergerac
  • Côtes de Bergerac Blanc
  • Côtes de Montravel
  • Montravel (red and white)
  • Haut-Montravel
  • Saussignac
  • Monbazillac
  • Pécharmant
  • Rosette
  • Sites

    The town has an important tourist industry. There are three museums, including the town museum, a statue museum and a tobacco museum. The church of Notre Dame is located in the town centre. There is also a wine house by the river which features a small exhibition on the history of wine growing. Bergerac offers some of the finest wines in the Bordeaux region due to the soil's excellent drainage - a result of its proximity to the Dordogne River. The Arboretum de Podestat is located near to Bergerac.

    Cyrano de Bergerac

    The town contains two statues of Cyrano de Bergerac, subject of a famous play of the same name by Edmond Rostand, though the actual Cyrano never lived in Bergerac. An old stone statue stands on Place de la Myrpe, facing Place du Docteur Cayla. A newer statue, painted in colour and standing on a stainless steel pedestal, has been erected on Place Pelissiere.

    Transport

    Bergerac is served by the Bergerac-Roumanière airport (code EGC), which has internal flights, and routes to UK airports including Southampton, Bristol, Manchester, East Midlands, Luton, Edinburgh, Exeter, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds-Bradford and London Stansted Airport. Transavia also flies to Bergerac from Amsterdam.

    Bergerac has an SNCF station with regular services to Bordeaux and Sarlat-la-Canéda. A weekday bus service operates between Bergerac and Périgueux, mainly serving school commuters.

    Education

    Bergerac is located within the Bordeaux Académie, which covers the entire Aquitaine Region. The main High School is Lycée Maine de Biran. Other high schools in the town include the private school Institution Sainte Marthe - Saint Front, Lycée Jean Capelle and Lycée Profesionelle de l'Alba

    Twin towns — Sister cities

    Bergerac, Dordogne is twinned with:

  • Repentigny, Quebec, Canada since 1997
  • Faenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy since 1998
  • References

    Bergerac, Dordogne Wikipedia


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