Bergerac is situated along the Dordogne River in the wine country of southwestern France. This region of the country is often referred to as Perigord Pourpre (Purple). Perigord is a former province of France, but the moniker is still used for this area. The colour purple from this nickname corresponds with the bluish red hue of the wine produced in this locale. A car hire in Bergerac is the ideal way to see the vineyards in this section of France.
Bergerac embraces its association with the somewhat fictional character, Cyrano. The city has become famously known as the backdrop of Edmond Rostand's play Cyrano de Bergerac. Cyrano was a real person, however he lived in Paris, and the size of his nose was embellished for the play. You can visit two statues that Bergerac has established to memorialize their beloved literary persona.
The calm waters of the Dordogne River and picturesque scenery along it makes Bergerac a sought after location for canoe and kayak trips. It is said that the city is the gateway to the Dordogne. There are many river tour businesses that cater to visitors looking to experience these popular water sports, and you have the option of choosing a guided day trip down the Dordogne or for more of an adventure you can select an overnight canoeing/camping package.
Book your car hire in Bergerac with Auto Europe over our safe, reliable and secure online booking system. Our exceptional customer service and Beat Rate Guarantee assure the best savings and quality of service on your car hire. For more information, read our Car Rental FAQ page, read our Terms and Conditions, or Contact Us.