When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Bergerac?
The low tourist season in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region occurs during the winter, generally between October and March. As a result, this is by far the best time to find cheap flights to Bergerac. During these months, the temperature tends to drop, and rainfall increases, but the scenery is still beautiful. Many of the major châteaux remain open to visitors, and Bergerac hosts a delightful little Christmas market to explore.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Bergerac?
Due to the seasonality of many of the flights, it is a good idea to book your Bergerac flights as far in advance as possible if you’re looking for cheap deals. Despite this, if you’re willing to hold out for last-minute flights, you may be able to find a better rate. However, if you’re planning to travel via one of the year-round return flights, then we suggest booking two to three months in advance. Visit in August if you want to witness the annual Festival Bergerac, a fortnight-long festival that celebrates the traditional music and dance of the region.
Flying to Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport (EGC)
Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport (EGC), also known as Bergerac-Roumanière Airport, is located southeast of Bergerac, a city in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of France. It currently receives flights from five airlines that fly to over ten destinations, mostly within the United Kingdom (UK), but some come from destinations like Rotterdam and Brussels.
If Bergerac is at the top of your travel bucket list, you’ll soon find that the only year-round direct flights to Bergerac are operated by Ryanair, departing from London Stansted, and Flybe, which leaves from Southampton. Ryanair and Flybe also run seasonal return flights as do British Airways and Jet2. These seasonal flights depart from a number of major UK airports, including London City, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, East Midlands and Liverpool.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
When you arrive at EGC, you’ll be greeted by a small, modest-looking terminal building fit for the few flights that the airport operates. The area is home to a local shop where you can purchase a few souvenirs and knick-knacks, including postcards and books, as well as snacks and drinks for your ongoing journey. There is also Le Saint-Exupéry, an outside restaurant, where you can grab a bite to eat in the sunshine. The airport also has access to an ATM, a real estate agent and car hire facilities.
Getting to the City from Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport (EGC)
Located just three kilometres away from the centre of Bergerac, the journey to and from EGC takes approximately five minutes by car. Due to the small nature of both the airport and the area that it serves, the only two methods of transport available to passengers at the moment are car hires or taxis. Upon arrival, you can find a car hire company inside the terminal building or walk outside and hop in one of the many waiting cabs.
Why Visit Bergerac?
A favourite amongst wine enthusiasts worldwide, Bergerac is a whimsical French market town surrounded by a sea of vineyards as far as the eye can see. The town’s proximity to the river Dordogne means that Bergerac and the surrounding area is known for producing some of the highest quality wines of the Bordeaux region, including Bergerac Sec, Côtes de Montravel and Monbazillac. For those who are interested in learning more about the production of fine wine, many of the prestigious nearby châteaux are open to the public and offer daily tours as well as educational wine tastings.
The centre itself is charming; quaint stone houses and fanciful boutiques line cobblestone streets that wind through the Old Town of Bergerac before reaching Place Pelissiere, a lovely square enclosed by medieval streets, quiet cafes and local open-air restaurants. After a busy morning exploring nearby vineyards, take the time to soak up the sun in one of the town’s many splendid plazas and spend the afternoon people watching as you enjoy a glass of the region’s most delectable beverage.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
British passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to any country in the EU – you can stay for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. You just need to make sure that your passport has at least six months validity left, on the day you travel. However, non-UK nationals residing in Britain may be required to apply for travel documents depending on their country of origin, so it is best to check with the French Embassy before booking your trip. The currency of France is the euro (€), which you can obtain either before your journey or upon arrival in Bergerac.