To the east of the city of Bordeaux and to the north of Libourne is the appellation of Fronsac (and also Canon-Fronsac) where one of the top chateaux offers stylish B&B (Chambres d’Hotes) at Chateau de Richelieu– Fronsac Chateau B&B
Sometimes the term “Chateau” gets stretched to include some very modest accommodation (or even ruins), but here is a proper 17th Century Bordeaux Chateau in the midst of the vines with a working winery and spacious and elegant interiors.
The estate extends to 17 hectares (42 acres) and guests have access to the garden and outdoor swimming pool. There is free Wi-Fi access and all rooms benefit from garden and pool views All rooms are en-suite with a comfortable seating area, and some rooms feature stone walls and exposed beams. A continental breakfast including pastries, fruit and yogurts can be enjoyed every morning. Restaurants within easy walking distance in the small village of Fronsac.
The vineyards of Fronsac and Canon-Fronsac are on the doorstep, whilst the vineyards and historic town of St Emilion ( a UNESCO World Heritage site) is only 12km (7½ miles) away.
The Fronsac wine region covers an area of hills along the Dordogne and l’Isle rivers, west of Saint Émilion.
Historically, Fronsac wine was very popular in the region, although in modern times it has been a bit overshadowed by its more prestigious neighbour. Merlot is the most important grape giving the wine body and richness.
By train (Eurostar and ) to Bordeaux
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