Fronsac (Gironde)

Fronsac is a commune in the Gironde department in the region of Aquitaine. Fronsac has 1126 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2011); This is a number that is stable for over 40 years.

The municipality is the capital ( chef-lieu ) of the Canton of Fronsac in the arrondissement of Libourne, which also forms the municipality of Communauté de communes du canton Association de Fronsac.


The municipality is located in the narrow catchment area of ​​the town of Libourne, whose center is located about four kilometers to the east. In the south of the Dordogne is the boundary of the municipality, to the east of the Isle, which separates the city of Libourne. Bordeaux is located about 35 km southwest.

About the eastern municipality Autoroute A89 which leads westward to Bordeaux and Lyon runs in an easterly direction.



Fronsac is a wine-growing village, in the wine region of Bordeaux is the wine-growing regions Fronsac and Canon -Fronsac his name.


The church of Saint -Martin of Fronsac is a listed monument historique.

Community partnership

The Italian community Pasiano di Pordenone in Veneto since 1999 twin town of Fronsac.


René Princeteau, animal painter and sculptor and one of the first teachers Toulouse -Lautrec, was born in 1843 in nearby Libourne and died 1914 in Fronsac.