Bergerac is a modern little city that celebrates a long history. It centres on its old river port where rows of medieval half-timbered houses that lean over narrow alleyways, such as in Saint-Clar Street, vie for attention with the elegant 17th century houses in places like the Rue l'Ancien-Pont. Swans on the Dordogne river, parterres of lagerstroemia flowers dotted around its squares, including the city's largest square the Pélissière Place, and numerous little shops that draw the innocent visitor inside with ease add to its charm. A gentle walk around the city will reveal interesting museums, such as the Musée du Tabac and the Maison des Vins, tourist attractions like the statue of Cyrano de Bergerac, the hero of Edmond Rostand famous comedy, and plenty of street markets buzzing with activity. Then, of course, there are Bergerac's restaurants that come to life in the evenings. It is possible to enjoy the finest truffles or wild boar with one of Bergerac's world-famous wines, including its Monbazillac and Côtes de Bergerac.