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Eymet

Eymet

Coat of arms
Eymet
Eymet

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 Aquitaine
Department Dordogne
Arrondissement Bergerac
Canton Eymet
Intercommunality Val et Côteaux d'Eymet
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jérôme Bétaille
Area
 • Land1 31.25 km2 (12.07 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 2,538
 • Population2 density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
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 Aquitaine in southwestern France.

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

Geography

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.

It is around 20 km south of Bergerac, and around 100 km east of Bordeaux.

Popular culture

During the summer of 2011, a TV production company filmed a series of reality TV programmes describing the life of various expat UK citizens now living in the Dordogne, with an emphasis on Eymet. The series was first shown 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.

Population

See also

References

External links

  • English Guide to Eymet
  • INSEE
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