AREA

The village

  • The 13th century bastide village of Eymet is situated in the Dordogne, about a 90 minute drive south east of Bordeaux and 20 minutes from Bergerac.
  • It sits on the banks of the river Dropt at the convergence of differing yet complementary landscapes, architectures and economic activities.
  • Eymet was founded in 1270 and is situated in a region that was the centre of historic rivalry between the English and the French and as a result
  • the countryside is still rich with fortified towns, Bastides, chateaux and Romanesque chapels.

  • The village boasts some impressive architecture, including La Place de la Bastide with its fountain and extensive pedestrian zone, the 14th and 15th century houses dotted around the centre and the ruins of a medieval chateau. Thursday is market day in Eymet where a large range of local produce can be bought and you will find a shopping basket in your apartment.
  • There are markets, on other days, in most of the other towns in the area. In the summer there is a night market on a Tuesday night which is always lively. The Dordogne region is famous for its wine and food. There are many widely known vineyards in the region including Graves, Medoc, Monbazillac, Sauternes and Sainte-Emilion.
  • The local wines are Bergerac and Duras and these are available at very reasonable prices.
  • Eymet is a dynamic village with many shops, bars and restaurants, all of which are only a couple of minutes walk away.

 

Chateaux and Bastide Towns

  • Visit stunning Chateau de Monbazillac or the very interesting Chateau de Bridoire which offers medieval games, fun for all ages.
  • Prehistoric caves at Les Eyzies
  • Bastide Villages – Monpazier, Monflanquin, Villereal, Beynac and Domme
  • Chateau de Montaigne
  • Visit the ancient and truly gastronomic city of Périgueux

 

Wine Tasting

  • Wine regions around Bordeaux include world famous chateaux including Chateau Margaux, Chateau d’Yquem, Chateau
  • Mouton Rothschild, Chateau Latour and Chateau Lafite Rothschild.
  • The beautiful town of St. Emilion is 45 mins drive away.
  • Learn about the 13 regional appellations in the Bergerac Wine Rooms housed in the 16th century Recollects Cloisters before heading out to the vineyards for tastings.

 

Activities

  • Local events and festivals (ask for details)
  • Kayaking on the Dordogne and Vezere rivers
  • Go-karting, bowling and crazy golf are just 20 minutes drive away
  • Horseriding at Singleyrac, 20 minutes drive away
  • Mauzac Sailing Club, 50 minutes drive away
  • Lake and beach at Lougratte, 30 minutes drive
  • Health & Beauty Spa in Chateau de Vigiers
  • Cinema in Bergerac & Castillonnes
  • Golf – enjoy the Championship course at Chateau de Vigiers or the challenging 9 hole course at Chateau Les
  • Merles.