Tobacco Museum

Original museum theme

Welcome to the Tobacco Museum

Bergerac welcomes tobacco museumIt is not a promotional tool, and is not intended for smokers only (smoking is recognized as dangerous to health). This is a municipal museum, so you can combine your visit with the museum of the city, wine and inland waterways.

The Dordogne is a land of tobacco cultivation and manufacture. Many tobacco drying kilns can still be seen in the countryside, and some farmers still cultivate this plant native to South America. Tobacco was originally used by the Amerindian peoples. Its scientific name is nicotiana tabacum.

This museum tells the saga of a plant native to South America that has been used for over 3,000 years.

Discover this universal social fact, the history of tobacco use and the objects associated with its consumption, in its auditorium, thanks to an exhibition of rare items and a film.

Because of these adverse health effects Tobacco has become unpopular, but the fact remains that it has left its mark on all civilizations, culturally, socially, economically and politically, over the centuries.

The Tobacco Museum is housed in the Maison Peyrarède, also known as the Château Henri IV. The architecture of this 17th-century mansion, built for a wealthy bourgeois family, is well worth a visit.

You can visit the Tobacco Museum on your own or with a French-speaking guide.
Allow 60 minutes for the visit, and the museum is adapted for people with reduced mobility.
The reception staff also speak English.

Pricing details

Individuals: Adults over 18: €4 / Reduced rate*: €2

Combined admission with the Musée de la Ville: Adults €5 - Reduced rate*: €2.50

Annual subscription* to Musée du Tabac and Musée de la Ville: Adult €12

Groups : Self-guided tour for 10 people or more: €2.50

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Place du Feu 24100 BERGERAC


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