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Very Good 4/5 7 reviews

Rue des Fontaines, Apartment frontage

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

The apartment, providing deceptively spacious and airy accommodation, offers the best of both worlds; it offers a quiet haven whilst being at the hub of leisure amenities. There is a large comfortable lounge with a small kitchen area where you can prepare items from the excellent market held Wednesdays and Saturdays, although you probably won't be doing much cooking when you see what the nearby restaurants have on offer at prices to suit all pockets.

The apartment is great for those wanting a carless break. We can pick you up at the airport and have you at the apartment in a matter of minutes - no long bus or taxi drives!

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Pyla Sand Dune 90 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac, Roumarniere 5 km, 1 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Further details outdoors

Situated in the Perigord Pourpre region, Bergerac lies on the banks of the River Dordogne. It has a long history and has some interesting places to visit, and boasts some excellent restaurants. There is a twice weekly marker and a brocante (antique market) in the old town on 1st Sunday of each month during the summer.

It is a well known winemaking region registered under the French appellation controllee system, and the Museum de Vin is only a few minutes walk away from the apartment.

This historic town has good examples of medieval architecture and during the 18th and 19th centuries was one of France's major ports, trading mainly in wood and tobacco. It boasts some excellent restaurants offering a range of menus to suit all tastes and pockets. There are numerous events throughout the summer months and the lively nature of the town makes it an ideal destination for either short breaks, or as a base for longer holidays.

For those with a car there is golf 20 minutes drive away at Chateau Vigier and horseriding 10 minutes drive near Ginestet. (Car hire available from agency 10 minute walk away.)

The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

Bergerac, capital of Périgord Pourpre, lies on the riverbank of the Dordogne. The département of Périgord Pourpre takes its name from the wine-growing region concentrated in its southwest corner and is most famous for the sweet white wines produced around Monbazillac just across the river from Bergerac.

Once a flourishing port for the wine and tobacco trade, it is still the main market town for the area. The twice weekly market is well worth a visit and sells a wealth of local produce.

Bergerac

The vieille ville (old town) is a calm and pleasant area to wander through and provides good examples of late medieval architecture. In rue de l'Ancien-Pont, the splendid seventeenth-century Maison Peyrarède houses an informative Musée du Tabac (Tues–Sat 10am–noon & 2–6pm, Sun 2.30–6pm), detailing the history of the weed, with collections of pipes and tools of the trade.

Other museums include the small Musée Régional de la Batellerie in rue des Conférences in the heart of the old town (Tues–Sat 10am–noon & 2–5.30pm; €1), with displays on viticulture, barrel-making and the town's once-bustling river-trading past.

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Review 1-7 of 7

2 Jun 2014

5/5

"Great space and location for visiting the Perigord."

The apartment met all of our needs. It was spacious, clean, quiet, well-equipped, light, and conveniently located for touring Bergerac, Perigord, and the wine country east of Bordeaux. A big plus was … More

18 May 2014

4/5

"Immersed in the old town, its food, bars and history..."

Really enjoyed our stay and will refer the apartment to friends. Loved Bergerac and surrounds. Apartment location perfect. Size is fantastic and gives feeling of space. Sound proofing was very effect… More

14 Apr 2014

4/5

"Lovely french apartment for two"

We have just stayed here for 4nights for our anniversary, the apartment is just what you would expect in France, it has a lovely charm to it, with its lovely big shutters that open up onto a lovely l… More

24 Aug 2013

4/5

"Great location in old town - no need for a car"

Surprisingly spacious apartment in old part of town though would suggest only suitable for 2 people despite an extra sofa bed being available, Very clean and tidy. Easy to get to main attractions and… More

4 Jul 2013

3/5

"Bergerac is beautiful"

Appt 2 4 Rue Merline is ideally situated in the lovely riverside town of Bergerac.
Plenty of riverside walks available and peaceful places to sit along the Dordogne. The collection from and to the station was a real bonus.
The apartment was ideal for us.spacious and light.
Our only reservation was that we could have done with a few more kitchen essentials in order to enjoy the preparation of the lovely fruit and vegetable that the market had to offer. Not everyone can afford to eat out in the many restaurants every night
Overall a great holiday..

10 Sep 2012

5/5

"Wow what a stay!"

Late with this review, but what an amazing place to stay. Situated in the town are close to restaurants, cafes, market and transport. The hospitality offered was superb. We would love to return to … More

17 Mar 2012

4/5

"Wonderful time in Bergerac"

This was the second time we stayed at Rue de Merline - it really was wonderful. Its right in the centre of the town so you're within walking distance of everywhere. Having said that never did I f… More

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