To the west, the market town of Bergerac (15 miles) lends its name to the wine produced by the surrounding vineyards where wine can be sampled and bought direct. For the more discerning wine buffs, it is not much further west to reach the great vineyards of St. Emilion.
Bergerac is one of the largest, most important towns in the region. It is found on the northern bank of the Dordogne River, in the western part of the Dordogne department.
The highlight of a trip to Bergerac is the old town. There are some lovely streets and squares to explore, and a surprising selection of boutiques and fascinating shops.
There are numerous restaurants in 'old-town' Bergerac among the attractive medieval half-timbered streets, and some open-air cafes where you can pass a pleasant hour or two people-watching. The National Tobacco Museum is based in Bergerac and when you have explored Bergerac on foot you can take an organised boat trip up the river.