The central square and arcades, Eymet
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Jérôme Bétaille|
|31.25 km2 (12.07 sq mi)|
|• Density||84/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||41–133 m (135–436 ft) |
(avg. 54 m or 177 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Eymet (French pronunciation: [ɛmɛ] ; Occitan : Aimet) is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.
It is notable as a popular location amongst British immigrants, who account for a third of the local population.
Eymet is situated in the Périgord region, on the river Dropt.
The Bastide was founded in 1270, by Alphonse de Poitiers, Count of Toulouse and brother of Louis IX of France. The village is situated at the extreme south of the Department of Dordogne on the CD933 between Bergerac and Marmande, around 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of Bergerac, and around 100 kilometres (62 mi) east of Bordeaux.
During the summer of 2011, a TV production company filmed a series of reality TV programmes describing the life of various British expatriates now living in the Dordogne, with an emphasis on Eymet. The series was first shown in autumn 2011, on Monday evenings on ITV1, as twelve 30-minute episodes under the title Little England .Although it explored much of the region, some commentators found it less than exciting. Despite that, a second series was filmed in summer 2012, mainly in the area north of the Dordogne river and shown in autumn 2012 on UK's ITV.
Eymet is twinned with:
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