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Car rental from Bergerac airport puts you in control for any travel in the Dordogne and Lot et Garonne region of France. Explore this idyllic French area in a quality rental car booked through Nova Car Hire.

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About Car Hire at Bergerac Airport

Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport (also known as Bergerac-Roumanière Airport) is 3km south-southeast of Bergerac, France off the N21 national road. It is the most convenient airport for those travelling to the Dordogne department in the Aquitane region of France. The Dordogne represents the ideal image of the French countryside - a pastoral, rolling landscape of pretty towns and chateaux. More familiar to the French as Périgord, the Dordogne is famous for its foie gras and the black truffle.

Car Hire in the Dordogne - Places to See

  • Périgueux: A delightful old Roman town, with superb open-air food markets.
  • Sorges: A half-hour drive north of Périgueux by rental car, you will find the Dordogne’s self-proclaimed truffle capital.
  • Brantôme: This incredibly pretty village a half-hour west of Sorges has been dubbed the “Venice of Périgord.”
  • Sarlat-la-Canéda: Take a stroll from the cathedral on place du Peyrou along rue de la Liberté to the elegant central square, place de la Liberté, flanked by graceful mansions, the town hall and cafe terraces.
  • Grotte de Lascaux: A replica of the cave discovered by teenage boys in 1940 (the original had to be closed due to the proliferation of algae), this is a monumental work of prehistoric art.

Bergerac on a Budget

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First time using Nova and certainly won't be my last. Fast efficient service at the best price.

Ann Marie Hennesy, Mar-2012

I visit France on a regular basis and have hired cars from many companies, usually not a pleasant or trouble-free experience! This time was the first I could say that hiring the car was a pleasure, your staff were charming, and the car itself was a delight to drive. Top marks to Carcassonne Nova team!!

Heather Gwynne, Apr-2010

Great service and extremely pleased that I did get the bright yellow Honda Jazz that I had requested. I did have the Honda in August as well and didn't lose it once. It stood out well amongst the hundreds of grey, brown, silver and white cars !!!! Service was excellent and Jon Watson at Bergerac Nova Car hire branch was a wealth of useful information. In all, excellent service. Many many thanks and best.

Linda , Jan-2010

I am just contacting you to thank you so much for making car hire both a cheap and pleasant experience. This was the first time I had used your company and not booked directly through the car hire company and it will not be the last! I was delighted to find that everything was in order and the car was superb! It could not have been easier or cheaper - not even by booking directly!!

Peter Foster, Dec-2009

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Bergerac on a Budget

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A picture-perfect town of honey-coloured buildings dating from the 15th and 16th centuries, Bergerac is a peaceful base for exploring the Dordogne and indulging in fine dining. Don’t let that put you off if funds are limited, however. You can live it up in Bergerac without living to regret it when you get your bank statement...

Budget Beds

You don’t normally associate camping with luxury, but you can have both with Simply Canvas Aquitane. Operating from a five-hectare site near Saint-Jean-de-Duras, a small village 20 minutes from Bergerac, the company offers gîtes and luxury safari tents with breakfast and dinner served outside on long wooden tables or in the large stone barn (weather depending). There’s nothing grotty about this camping, though: Enjoy solar-powered lighting, separate bathrooms, and a pool. If you prefer your accommodation in a more permanent setting, Hotel de Bordeaux in the town’s place Gambetta offers excellent value and has a pool. Hotel de France, also in Place Gambetta, is another comfortable base for exploring Bergerac.

Dining on the Cheap

One of the best ways to save money without depriving yourself is to opt for the “ouvrier” or workers lunch served on weekdays in many restaurants. Enjoy a hearty 3- or even 4-course meal for about 12 euros. Sometimes you’ll even get wine included in the price. If the idea of a picnic appeals, visit the market (almost every town holds one, usually once a week). Here you can buy everything from foie gras to Bergerac and Cahors wines, with stalls offering free nibbles to taste. You could also sample one of the dozens of ferme-auberge.

These farms serve massive meals of home-grown, home-reared, or home-made produce, and prices are very reasonable. Eating at Le Vin ‘Quatre on Rue St. Clar may be the high culinary point of your budget break in Bergerac. This much-loved restaurant offers warm and excellent service, with an imaginative menu of perfectly cooked local food. Even better, the value is superb. Another great restaurant offering superb value is Cote Campagne on Rue Colonel de Chadois. Here, the set menu can include everything from foie gras to duck, all beautifully served and wonderfully cooked.

Seeing the Sights for Less

When you’re in the Dordogne region, you really have to see the famous cave paintings, the most well-known of which are the Lascaux caves, near Montignac, north of Sarlat and open from April to November. Paintings here have been dated to 15000 BC. You should also have a look at the Caves of Padirac (near Rocamadour) and the La Grotte du Grand Roc near Les Eyzies. These caves feature unusual triangular crystallised rock formations, as well as the conventional stalagmites and stalactites. Save money by purchasing combined tickets that include entrance to other caves in the Vezeze Valley. At the other end of the historic homes spectrum are the Dordogne’s famous chateaux.

There are some 100 chateaux in the region, ranging from ruins to spectacularly maintained, inhabited mansions. Many are set in breathtaking surroundings, enjoying great views across the Dordogne river, with the finest located to the west of Sarlat at Castlenaud and Marqueyssac. Visiting all of the chateaux could be an expensive business, but there are ways to save money. Combined tickets are available, which allow entry to Château de Castelnaud and the Château Marqueyssac, for example. Children under 10 often go free, and some charge less for visits before 1pm in peak season.