Our apartments are situated in a quiet street of Eymet, a charming 13th century bastide village , about a 90 minute drive south east of Bordeaux and 20 minutes from Bergerac.
Eymet is a dynamic village with many shops, bars and restaurants, all of which are only a couple of minutes walk away.
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.
Within a 30 minute drive
*Visit stunning Chateau de Monbazillac or the very interesting Chateau de Bridoire which offers medieval games, fun for all ages.
*Bergerac – wine museum – Learn about the 13 regional appellations before heading out to the vineyards for tastings. Visit the tabacco museum, take a ride on the river in an old trading boat.
*Visit Duras Chateau and tour a local chocolate factory.
*Go-karting, bowling and crazy golf are just 20 minutes drive away.
*Lake and beach at Lougratte, 30 minutes drive.
Spend the day at a Health & Beauty Spa in Chateau de Vigiers
*For avid golfers, enjoy the Championship course at Chateau de Vigiers or the challenging 9 hole course at Chateau Les
*Enjoy a meal at a michelin starred restaurant in Monbazillac or at Chateau Vigiers.
Venture a little further and see what you can find no more than an hour away
*Visit the ancient and truly gastronomic city of Périgueux.
* The beautiful town of St. Emilion is 45 mins drive away.
Visit the Bastide Villages of Villereal, Issigeac and – Monpazier + Chateau Biron.
Visit the Waterlily gardens where Claude Monet purchased his plants for Giverny.
Visit the classified villages of Beynac and Domme.
Visit the prehistoric caves at Les Eyzies.
Chateau de Montaigne
Visit Lascaux cave paintings.
Spend the day in the UNESCO classified city of Bordeaux.
Wine Tasting around Bordeaux include world famous chateaux including Chateau Margaux, Chateau d’Yquem, Chateau, Mouton Rothschild, Chateau Latour and Chateau Lafite Rothschild.