commune in Dordogne, France

Eymet is a town in Dordogne, just 24 kilometres south of Bergerac.


Eymet is a bastide town, founded in the Dropt valley in 1270 and began life as an agricultural and trading centre. The town's attraction are 15th and 16th-century houses with its turrets and mullioned windows.

Eymet has been an English stronghold since the 13th century. Today the town still stands as a community for British extratriates.

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  • 1 Château d'Eymet (Castle of Eymet), 16 Avenue de la Bastide. A 13th-century castle with a keep and defensive walls.    


The festival devoted to white wine and oysters takes place in the town square on August 15th.


There is a lively market that is held in the town square of Eymet every Thursday morning.





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