Eymet occupies a privileged territory which opens its doors wide to lovers of a generous and preserved nature, to informed gastronomes and to all those who appreciate that the old stones tell them history... or beautiful stories!
Here you are in the heart of a land of subtle flavours and delicacies that offers authentic and quality wines, products and culinary art...
This region offers all the services and facilities of a small town where the charm of yesteryear is combined with the comforts of today, where conviviality and a gentle way of life are combined to the nonchalant rhythm of the waters of the Dropt or in the shade of the proud keep which, at 750 years old, dominates the red roofs of the bastide.
Bergerac is a lovely town, about 15 minutes drive from La Barrat. It is situated on the banks of the Dordogne, it is famous for its water sports, and has a beautiful old town where the winding, cobbled streets climb up from the river to the church and market place at the top of the town. There are many restaurants, cafés and shops. The market days are great with the whole town bustling with stalls selling local produce.
Issigeac is our nearest large village/small town, a short two minute-drive from La Barrat. It is a beautiful medieval town that has hardly changed in hundreds of years. The town has three excellent restaurants, several bars and cafés, two small supermarkets, two chemists, two butchers, three bakers, a bank and a post office. You really won't need to travel further than this for your everydays needs.
Issigeac is famous for its Sunday market, which transforms this normally sleepy town into a bustling market for a few hours every Sunday morning.
The local tourist office not only provides local information but holds a series of art exhibitions. There are a couple of other small galleries in the town.
A listed historic monument dating from the 16th century, the Château de Montbazillac has a unique and original architecture, a mixture of medieval defensive systems and Renaissance elegance. Situated in the heart of the prestigious vineyard that bears its name, the view from the terraces of the park is an extraordinary panorama over the Dordogne valley. Fully furnished, the Château is open all year round for free or guided tours. At the end of the visit, a tasting of Monbazillac is offered to each visitor.