Eymet village / bastide was founded in 1270 by Alphonse de Poitiers. It was built around a large, central square which forms the heart of the village. 15th and 16th century arcaded houses surround the central square. 


The original chateau and church are situated just off the square.

Every Thursday morning Eymet holds a lively market which is supplemented in the summer with a night market every Tuesday evening.

The central square has a number of restaurants and bars. The restaurants range from classical French to a 'creperie', wine bar, a very popular Italian / Pizza restaurant and an excellent Peruvian restaurant.

There is a very useful 'Carrefour' supermarket on the edge of the bastide and various other shops including the 'English' shop which provides those articles which aren't usually available in France!

It is possible to hire canoes for a paddle down the river Dropt which runs through Eymet.

Bergerac is less than half an hour away by car and is situated on the Dordogne river. It has a good selection of shops, restaurants and is a very pretty town. You will find facilities such as karting and bowling as well as river trips and canoeing.

Bergerac airport is served by Ryan Air, Flybe and some BA flights, providing regular flights to various airports in the UK:


For a fascinating video compilation of Eymet now and then, see:


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