The mound of Fronsac, at the confluence of the Isle and the Dordogne, dominates the valley of the Libournais and the slopes of the Fronsadais with its 76 meters. This strategic point has been occupied for a very long time since Charlemagne had a castle built there in 769. The latter was destroyed in 1623 by Louis XIII. The de Richelieu family received the mound from the king, and later it was given to Louis-Armand de Vignerot du Plessie, duke of Richelieu and Fronsac. The latter had an Italian-style mansion built on the site of the old castle, which was the scene of gallant parties whose echoes spread the wines of Fronsac to the court of Versailles. To see, the church Saint-Martin, of pure Romanesque style, dating from the 11th century. The inhabitants of Fronsac are the Fronsadais.

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