Welcome to the Tobacco Museum
Bergerac hosts the tobacco museumIt is not a promotional tool and is not intended only for smokers (smoking is known to be dangerous to health). It is a municipal museum, you can combine your visit with the Museum of the City, Wine and Inland Navigation.
The Dordogne is a land of tobacco growing and manufacturing. In the countryside you can still see the many tobacco kilns and some farmers still cultivate this plant, which is native to South America. Tobacco was originally used by the Amerindian peoples. Its scientific name is nicotiana tabacum.
This museum recounts the saga of this plant native to South America used for more than 3000 years.
Discover in its auditorium and thanks to the exhibition of rare pieces and a film, this fact of universal society, the history of the uses of tobacco and objects related to its consumption.
Because of these adverse health effects Tobacco has become unpopular, yet 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, known as Château Henri IV. The architecture of this private mansion, built in the 17th century for a rich bourgeois family alone is worth the trip.
You will be able to visit the tobacco museum freely or with a guide in French.
It takes 60 minutes to visit, the museum is adapted for people with reduced mobility.
The reception staff also speaks English.
Individuals : Adult over 18 years old : 4 € / Reduced rate* : 2 €.
Admission twinned with the City Museum: Adult 5 € - Reduced rate*: 2,50 €.
Annual subscription* Musée du Tabac and Musée de la Ville: Adult 12 €.
Groups : Free visit from 10 persons : 2,50 €.