St-Michel-de-Fronsac is a peaceful village set in a bend of the Dordogne river in historic wine country. The village has a lovely church, boulangerie, small supermarket/farm shop and restaurant, all within around 10 minutes' walk. Visit the countless wine chateaux in the area and discover the wonderful Fronsac and Canon Fronsac wines as well as the world famous wines of nearby Pomerol (15 minutes' drive) and stunning St-Emilion (20 minutes' drive). The local market town of Libourne (7 minutes' drive) offers all amenities, including Carrefour and Leclerc hypermarkets and a market three times a week. Libourne has high speed train links to Paris and Bordeaux and a regional link to Bergerac. Beautiful Bordeaux and its international airport are 40 minutes' drive. The stunning Atlantic coast at Arcachon is also a great day out.

Local restaurants:

Restaurant L'Escapade, St-Michel-de-Fronsac (1km) -  a good local restaurant offering a selection of typical French dishes as well as excellent burgers.

Bistro Pharell, Fronsac (3km) - another good restaurant offering French/West African cuisine.

Noteworthy local wine chateaux:

Chateau de la Dauphine, Fronsac (3.4km)

Chateau de la Rivière, La Rivière (4.4km)

These chateaux produce some of the highest-rated wines in Fronsac/Canon Fronsac. 

They both offer tours, wine tastings and also hire out rooms to host events in.

Chateau Fontenil, Saillans (5.8 km) Produces amazing wines year after year. The Wine Cellar Insider gave the 2022 Chateau Fontenil a rating of 95.


St Emilion