The medieval bastide of Eymet is located in the Dordogne department of south-western France. Situated on the River Dropt, the commune is a rural haven that offers visitors a number of active outdoor pursuits, as well as the fine food and wine that the region is famous for. Staying in a secluded stone cottage or a renovated farmhouse will provide you with an authentic taste of French village life.
Outdoor pursuits are a big part of any holiday in the region, and canoeing, kayaking and other water-based activities are all available on the River Dordogne. Boating is also a popular choice and you can incorporate a spot of fishing into this if you so wish. Golf lovers will be able to find several courses within a short drive of Eymet.
A throbbing nightlife and busy bars are not what you should expect of a rural French village such as Eymet, but there are more than enough basic amenities to keep visitors happy. With several food shops, a small supermarket and a Thursday morning market to choose from, why not pick up some local produce and enjoy a barbecue or meal in the comfort of your rental accommodation?
Eymet lies just 20km from Bergerac, and the many vineyards of this famous wine-producing area stretch out into the surrounding countryside. Organised tours can be arranged, but an increasingly popular option is to hire a bicycle (try Ets Boulanger on Route de Marmande) and get some exercise and enjoy the scenery at the same time.
There are a number of other villages around Eymet, and each has its own character and unique architecture, such as Miramont-de-Guyenne (9km) and Plaisance (14km). The nearest town is Bergerac, which has more in the way of amenities and some excellent restaurants if you fancy a night out. The region is well known for its gastronomy, with duck and foie gras particular local favourites that any visitor should make an effort to sample.
Summers in Eymet and the surrounding Perigord region are hot. With temperatures hovering around 30°C, this is a great time to visit if you simply plan to relax for the majority of your stay. If you are planning a more active break, consider visiting in spring or autumn, when the weather is cooler, but more than pleasant. Even winters are relatively mild and a good time to visit Eymet.
With Bergerac-Roumaniere Airport (EGC) just a short distance away, getting to your Eymet holiday rental accommodation is made easy. The airport receives flights from a number of UK destinations, including Exeter, London Gatwick, Southampton and Liverpool, primarily through Flybe and Ryanair. There are a number of car hire firms situated in the destination airport, and renting a vehicle will not only get you to Eymet within twenty minutes, but allow you to explore the area to its fullest during your stay.