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The central square and arcades, Eymet
The central square and arcades, Eymet
Coat of arms of Eymet
Coat of arms
Eymet is located in France
Coordinates: 44°40′07″N 0°23′56″E / 44.6686°N 0.3989°E / 44.6686; 0.3989Coordinates: 44°40′07″N 0°23′56″E / 44.6686°N 0.3989°E / 44.6686; 0.3989
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Bergerac
Canton Eymet
Intercommunality Val et Côteaux d'Eymet
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jérôme Bétaille
Area1 31.25 km2 (12.07 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 2,616
 • Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 24167 /24500
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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Eymet is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.

It is notable as a popular location amongst British expatriates, who account for a third of the local population.[1]


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.

Popular culture[edit]

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.[2] Although it explored much of the region, some commentators[3] 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.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 2,780 —    
1968 3,034 +9.1%
1975 2,927 −3.5%
1982 2,880 −1.6%
1990 2,769 −3.9%
1999 2,551 −7.9%
2008 2,538 −0.5%
2012 2,616 +3.1%

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Eymet is twinned with:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ These may not be Englishmen's castles, but it feels like home The Independent. 24 October 2010
  2. ^ "Little England | Series 1 - Episode 4". Radio Times. 2011-12-14. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  3. ^ "Little England Review: More 'Ennui' Than 'Je Ne Sais Quoi'". Channelhopping.onthebox.com. 2011-09-12. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 

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