France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Bergerac Museums, Dordogne, France
Bergerac is home to several unusual museums devoted to wine and tobacco.

 
   

 

The area of the Dordogne Valley around Bergerac is particularly fertile, and you'll find many vineyards as well as fields of tobacco and wooden tobacco barns with louvred walls for airing the leaves.

In the town of Bergerac you can learn more about these important products by visiting two museums.

Wine Trade Museum

The Musée Régional du Vin et de la Batellerie (wine and inland shipping) includes exhibits of winemaking tools and models of the boats used to transport wine and other products on the Dordogne. The wine trade has been important to Bergerac for centuries, as has the ability to navigate the river, and these are both celebrated.

Tobacco Museum

The Musée National du Tabac provides exhibits about the history and cultivation of tobacco through the years. In addition, it also addresses the cultural history of tobacco.

A combined ticket with the Musée Régional du Vin provides a small discount on admission prices.

Historic houses in Bergerac, Dordogne, France
Historic houses in Bergerac, Dordogne, France


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Musée National du Tabac, Bergerac, Dordogne, France 

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