The historic town of Eymet is situated in the south west of France, about a 90 minute drive south east of Bordeaux and 20 minutes from Bergerac.
It sits on the banks of the Dropt at the convergence of differing but yet complementary landscapes, architectures and economic activities.
Eymet was founded in 1270 and is situated in a region that was the centre of historic rivalry between the English and the French and as a result the countryside is still rich with fortified towns, Bastides, chateaux and Romanesque chapels.
The town boasts some impressive architecture, including La Place de la Bastide with its fountain (pictured below) and extensive pedestrian zone, the 14th and 15th century houses dotted around the centre and the towers of the medieval castle, recently restored as part of the Station Bastide competition, of which Eymet was a prizewinner.
Thursday is market day in Eymet where a large range of local produce can be bought.
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.
In addition to its stunning architecture, Eymet also has a number of amenities for the holiday maker.
It has a first class swimming pool, which is only a 10 minute walk from Maison No. 26. There are also several lakes with sandy foreshores, suitable for swimming, which also have seaside type facilities.
Golfers have a choice of four courses within easy reach of the properties. There is a par-27 course at Sadillac, an interesting 9 hole course at Tombaboeuf, 9 hole course at Chateau Les Merles and a top class 27 hole complex at Château des Vigiers.