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Musee du Tabac, Bergerac

History of tobacco in the Bergerac region


Housed in the Maison Peyrarède, the tobacco museum in Bergerac tells the 4,000 year history of tobacco growth in the region when it used to be a major crop.

Unique in Europe, the collections of the museum tell of the saga of this plant with has an interesting history that originated in America. It has an interesting collection of artefacts, including cigar and cigarette holders, pipes and tobacco jars, but tells also of the history of tobacco use and not just as we know it today.

Worth knowing

The information is all currently in French, so if you are looking for an English speaking museum then this might not be for you.


Located in the Maison Peyrarède which is also known as the Chateau Henri IV, close to the Marie and the old bridge that crosses the Dordogne river.

When to come

Opening times
June & September: every day from 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 18:00
October to March: Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 until 12:00 and 14:00 until 18:00. Saturdays from 10:00 until 12:00
April & May: Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 until 12:00 and 14:00 until 18:00. Sundays from 14:30 until 18:30


  • Public car-park (covered)
  • Public car-park (outdoor)
  • Disabled access
  • Lift / Elevator


  • Maison Peyrarède Place du Feu (10 Rue de l'Ancien Pont) Bergerac
  • 24100