Eymet is a commune in the Dordogne department in Aquitaine in southwestern France. A bastide town, 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. It still retains the remains of its feudal chateau and arcaded square.
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.
It is notable as a popular location for British expatriates living in France, who account for a third of the local population. British television viewers may remember seeing the town and some of its residents in the ITV1 programme 'Little England', a series of reality TV programmes describing the life of various ex-pat UK citizens now living in the Dordogne, with an emphasis on Eymet. The first series of twelve episodes was first shown shown in autumn 2011. A second shorter series was broadcast in 2012.
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jurek1951 (42160) 2013-01-20 1:49
beautiful view from Eymet.Great building and beautiful architecture.
lousat (79371) 2013-01-20 1:54
Hi Steph,very nice square without people,a strange atmosphere of peace and quiet,excellent details and colors despite the cloudy day,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
timecapturer (49288) 2013-01-20 2:45
superb POV this and such an intresting and wonderful place. Composed classically and the deserted atmosphere actually adds to the intrigue and impact of this shot. Looks like a Hollywood film set! Excellent image, really like it!
Regards - Brian.
carlo62 (35518) 2013-01-20 2:55
che bella questa antica piazza del mercato, gli archi ed i loggiati sono davvero interessanti, sembra un villaggio tranquillo e ben tenuto, che, sicuramente, avrà avuto un'importanza rilevante nell'epoca medievale.
Royaldevon (31415) 2013-01-20 3:24
Yes, I remember the programme.
A wonderful glimpse into the lives of the expats and the locals. It was compelling viewing!
I just love what hstory has left behind for us to enjoy visually. This is such a pretty place and I love how you have treated us to the textured forecourt as well as the lovely buildings.
Have a lovely Sunday,
tedesse (25133) 2013-01-20 3:30
Beautiful postcard of Bastide.
A wonderful architecture is shown in the beautiful warm colors.
Have a nice Sunday
Fis2 (87581) 2013-01-20 3:46
Good frame and colours.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2013-01-20 3:49
On reconnait aisément l'architecture typique d'une bastide, avec cette place entourée d'arcades. Un photo bien faite et intéressante. Bravo.
pierrefonds (58450) 2013-01-20 5:26
The wideness of the market place is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the buildings. The cloudy sky is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
SnapRJW (31617) 2013-01-20 5:45
Hello Stephen - I think the townsfolk must all be finished with the morning business as there is not a soul to be seen in this charming market square. Quiet atmosphere underlined by the restful colour palette. Attractive composition with very good detail. Warm regards rosemary
npecanhuk (67666) 2013-01-20 5:56
Charming urban environment!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Sergiom (63254) 2013-01-20 5:57
On peut sentir ce que les villageois ressentent lorsque la période des touristes est terminée. La place du village se vide et les terrasses aussi. Ils redeviennent propriétaires de leurs lieux mais ne s'en servent pas.
Nicou (125464) 2013-01-20 8:01
quelle belle place superbe avec le pavage tout ce fond dans les pierres grise ces facade cette stelle quelle compo et image superbe.
Bravo et amitié
Noel_Byrne (25916) 2013-01-20 8:04
I like the expansive square, and I love that you have a gift in capturing these places with no people preset, always my favourite way to capture architecture. Great lighting on the buildings to, listing up the great texture of the brickwork. Very interesting shapes to the front of the stores on the right hand side.
All the best
Graal (98786) 2013-01-20 23:21
nice mini serie from Eymet. An interesting view of the Market Place. I like the arcades. Well photowork and informations.
Have a nice day.
amaryllis (35367) 2013-01-21 6:46
pas grand monde sur cette place, une belle architecture, les volets pour certaines maisons sont encore fermés, c'est un peu tristounet mais comme tous les villages, un détour est indiqué pour voir la beauté de ces villages même en toute quiétude
dkmurphys (50508) 2013-01-21 7:30
Another attractive old square with charming architecture and calm atmosphere. Well taken!
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (86738)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-20 0:40