10 days in Saint-Emilion, Bergerac City & Riberac Itinerary

10 days in Saint-Emilion, Bergerac City & Riberac Itinerary

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Saint-Emilion
— 2 nights
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Bergerac City
— 2 nights
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Riberac
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Saint-Emilion

— 2 nights

Gem of the Dordogne Valley

Standing magnificently on top of a hill overlooking the Dordogne Valley filled with lush vineyards, Saint-Émilion fuses history and modern culture with medieval ambience--even in its wine bars, museums, markets, art galleries, cafes, and shops.
On the 14th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, then do a tasting at Chateau de Reignac, and then do a tasting at Cloitre des Cordeliers. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Collegiale de Saint-Emilion and then steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Blaye.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Emilion road trip app.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport, Bergerac-Roumanière Airport and Limoges Airport. August in Saint-Emilion sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bergerac City.

Things to do in Saint-Emilion

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Bergerac City

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Statue Cyrano de Bergerac, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bridoire, then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Monbazillac, and finally sample some tasty brews at Cave Larégnère. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium du Perigord Noir, get in on the family fun at Parc Le Bournat, and then Head underground at Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bergerac City day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Saint-Emilion to Bergerac City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bergerac City can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Riberac.

Things to do in Bergerac City

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

Riberac

— 5 nights
Ribérac is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. Change things up with these side-trips from Riberac: Brantome en Perigord City (Brantome Market, Les Croisieres de Brantome, &more), Brantome Police Horses & Friends (in Saint-Pancrace) and Chateau de Bourdeilles (in Bourdeilles). The adventure continues: stop by Friday Market, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chalais, explore the fascinating underground world of Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean, and contemplate the waterfront views at Poitevin Marshes.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Riberac road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bergerac City to Riberac takes an hour. In August in Riberac, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night.

Things to do in Riberac

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 23:

Bergerac travel guide

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Castles · Wineries & Vineyards · Monuments
Bergerac is a commune and a sub-prefecture of the Dordogne department in southwestern France.EconomyThe 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 RosetteSitesThe 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.

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