Razac d’Eymet is a picturesque medieval town in the heart of Perigord Pourpre, Dordogne. Set in France’s most celebrated gastronomic regions, a holiday home in Razac d’Eymet is a fantastic retreat for anyone with a love for food and wine or simply looking for a beautifully remote rural area in which to escape, relax and enjoy nature at its best.
There is a wonderful amount on offer from a villa in Razac d’Eymet. The countryside surrounding the town is open and green, carpeted with lush vineyards producing some of the Dordogne’s finest vintages. There are amply opportunities for visitors to enjoy tour the vineyards and taste the wines of the Bordeaux and Bergerac wines produced locally, both in official tours and during the many markets, fairs and festivals that flock to the town on a regular basis. The food in Razac d’Eymet is absolutely fantastic, with mouth watering duck, tarts and cheeses, not to mention the freshest fruit and vegetables you can get.
There are almost endless routes to walk, ride and cycle throughout the Razac d’Eymet region. A Razac d’Eymet villa is perfect for walking holidays, and the Dordogne River, which passes through the landscapes of Perigord Pourpre makes the perfect place to drift slowly through the countryside on a canoe, sit and fish or walk in the shadow of trees along the bank. If you would prefer to wander the countryside with a golf club in hand, there are many excellent courses in the region, both 9 and 18 hole, the vast majority of which are open to the public.
There are many ancient attractions bringing visitors to a holiday rental property in Razac d’Eymet. The nearby Lascaux Caves are of huge appeal, adorned with pre-historic cave paintings and used as wine cellars for centuries. The many impressive chateaus scattered throughout the hills make for wonderful viewing, giving the whole region a regal atmosphere.
The city of Bergerac, the capital of the Dordogne, is a fantastic market town, bursting with museums, art galleries and fine restaurants. Bergerac is also the best place to organise wine tasting tours of Perigord Pourpre too, as there are over 120 wine producers working from the city.
The weather in the Razac d’Eymet region is very mild, with blissfully warm, but not scorching, summer temperatures, which reach into the high 20’s or low 30’s (˚C) throughout the summer.
Bergerac’s tiny Roumaniere Airport (EGC) is a great asset for anyone trying to reach a holiday rental in Razac d’Eymet. Both Flybe and Ryanair provide direct flights to Bergerac from airports including Birmingham (BHX), Gatwick (LGW), Southampton (SOU), Manchester (MAN) and Edinburgh (EDI).