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Chateau de Richelieu – Fronsac B&B

booking_com_boxTo the east of the city of Bordeaux (33 Gironde, Nouvelle Aquitaine) 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

Chateau de RichelieSometimes 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.

wineThe 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.

For more information and to check availability at this Fronsac Chateau B&B see  Chateau de Richelieu

 You can book this B&B in your local currency (e.g. GBP£ or USD$)

tgvBy High Speed Train TGV via Bordeaux