La Paillade sat just a point above the relegation zone while Les Rouges et Noirs had started the campaign well under new boss Philippe Montanier and had lost just once so far this term.
However, neither side could find a way through and both were forced to settle for a goalless draw.
Read how the match unfolded in our live commentary below.
"I think we played well, taking a two-goal lead and then controlling the match well until Evian hit back with a free-kick, which was a shame, because it opened the match back up.
"I saw some promising things that reassured me about our playing style, and scoring two goals away from home was a positive, but we deserved better."