Our house at 4 Rue du Loup is located in the village of Eymet in the Department of the Dordogne in south-west France. We fell in love with Eymet and this region when we spent a year (2000-2001) in the nearby village of Duras in the Lot-et-Garonne. Lured to Eymet by the Thursday morning market we would afterwards sit in one of the cafes on the square, sipping a 'grande crème', and soaking up the atmosphere of village life.
Founded in 1270, Eymet is a bastide town, considered to be one of the more beautiful 'villes nouvelles' in the Perigord. It has most of its original bastide elements: the central square and fountain, the square bordered by wide arcades, a grid street plan and blocks of medieval houses. Our house is in the heart of the bastide, just off the square. The thick stone walls would probably have been constructed around the time the town was founded.
The house is three stories including the attic which is an artist's studio. The exterior walls have been plastered, the windows are shuttered and small balconies off the front bedrooms and studio overlook the street. The house will accommodate up to six people.
Just a glance around town...
Looking out a front bedroom window
The House at 4 Rue du Loup