Car Hire at Bergerac Airport
This information is correct as of July 2015
Public transportation in the Dordogne region of Aquitaine, France is not very extensive, therefore, a car would prove to be very useful. The tourist attractions are sprinkled fair distances from each other, so having the travel freedom and flexibility that comes with renting a car is essential in discovering hidden gems of this region. Not to mention, the scenery is absolutely breathtaking! Make reservations as early as possible online to ensure you get the best deals.
Where to hire a car at Bergerac Airport
Car rental companies represented in Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport are Avis, Buggs, Enterprise rent-a-car, Europcar, Hertz, and Sixt.
What to expect when hiring a car from Bergerac Airport
Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport is located 3 km south southeast of Bergerac. If you need to return the vehicle with a full tank or at least the same level of fuel as when you got it (this depends on your agreement with the car rental provider prior to acquiring the car) petrol stations near Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport include Station Service Avia at 8 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 24100 Bergerac.
Driving around Bergerac Airport
Driving in France is on the right-hand side of the road. Though the country generally has excellent roads, many of the most striking sights in Dordogne can only be found off the beaten path. The main types of French roads are the following: Autoroute (motorway), National Roads, municipal roads, and forestry roads.
The legal driving age in French is over 18 years old. Always make sure you have the following documents when en route: your valid driver's licence, passport, insurance documents (to be provided by the car rental company), and rental papers.
Getting to your destination
The city of Périgord is notable for Losse, a medieval fortress built in the 11th century. In the 14th and 15th centuries, Périgord was one of the main battlegrounds of the Hundred Years' War between the French and English. There are several other medieval and Renaissance castles in the city, like the Hautefort, Beynac, and the Puymartin.
Périgord is accessible from Bergerac Airport via N21, via D14, or via D676.
Périgueux is the seat of a Roman Catholic diocese. Points of interest include the remains of a Roman ampitheatre and a luxurious Roman villa Domus of Vesunna. The Périgueux Cathedral is listed as a World Heritage Site of the Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France.
From the airport, you can reach Périgueux via N21, or via D709 and A89.
Montignac is an old town situated on the Vézère river. The main attractions are the busy market place, Bastille Day, and the summer festival of World Folklore and Dance. Watch fireworks set off over the bridge or hire a canoe from kayak tour operators. Montignac is noted for the prehistoric paintings in the Lascaux Cave, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. However, the cave has been permanently closed to the public due to the damage caused by having too many visitors. Near the site is Lascaux II, built by the French government so tourists can see a replica of the original cave.
Drive to Montignac from the airport via N21 and A89. Alternative routes are D45 or D32.