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Church Window at Esclottes - Watercolour/Acrylic by Jim Dodd

Welcome to 4 Rue du Loup

Place Gambetta
The Place Gambetta old town square in Eymet

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 in the nearby village of Duras in 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 "grand crème" and soaking up the atmosphere of village life.

Founded in 1250, Eymet is a bastide town, considered to be one of the most beautiful "villes nouvelles" in Perigord. It has most of its original bastide elements: the central square with a fountain in the middle, bordered with wide arcades, a grid street plan and blocks of medieval houses. Our house is located in the heart of the bastide, just off the central square. The thick stone walls would probably have been constructed at the time the town was founded.

The house is three stories high including an attic which we have yet to renovate. The exterior walls have been plastered, the windows are shuttered and small balconies off the front bedrooms on the second floor overlook the street. It would comfortably accommodate up to 6 people.