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Fronton

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Garonne

Member of the urban area of ​​Toulouse, Fronton is located about thirty kilometers from the Pink City.

The town is known to be the center of the production area of ​​the AOC Fronton, a wine designed in twenty surrounding towns. This is one of the oldest vineyards, established by the Romans. After much destruction during the wars of religion, the city had its heyday with its wine in the course of the eighteenth century.

also turned to tourism, the city of Fronton presents an interesting architectural heritage and rich in historical memories. Ideally located, the town can also enjoy the many charms of this very tourist area.

Geographical information

MunicipalityFronton
Postcode31620
Latitude43.8400980 (N 43° 50’ 24”)
Longitude1.3896540 (E 1° 23’ 23”)
AltitudeFrom 101m to 198m
Surface area45.79 km²
Population5790 inhabitants
Density126 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureToulouse (32 km, 31 min)
Insee code31202
IntercommunalityCC du Frontonnais
DepartmentHaute-Garonne
RegionMidi-Pyrénées

Nearest cities & towns

Fabas4.3 km (6 min)
Villaudric4.4 km (7 min)
Bouloc7 km (7 min)
Nohic7.3 km (9 min)
Castelnau-d'Estrétefonds7.7 km (10 min)
Canals8.7 km (13 min)
Grisolles8.8 km (10 min)
Campsas8.9 km (10 min)
Labastide-Saint-Pierre9.6 km (11 min)
Pompignan9.7 km (11 min)
Orgueil10 km (10 min)
Saint-Rustice10 km (12 min)
Villebrumier10.2 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

Walking through Fronton, visitors discover stunning scenery and an interesting historical heritage.

Listed building, the church of Our Lady of the Assumption dates from the sixteenth century. She sat on the remains of the first church of the twelfth century, once adjoining the residence of the Hospitallers of St John of Jerusalem. It has a Southern Gothic nave and chapels dating from the seventeenth century. The bell tower is an ancient tower of the Hospitaller castle. Inside, tourists can enjoy paintings on the ceiling, and several objects classified historic monument: the baptismal font of the sixteenth century, an altar with three statues of the Virgin and Child, St. Dominic and St. Catherine of Siena, or an organ of the mid-nineteenth century.

Around the city of Fronton, the vineyard is one of the main assets of the municipality. It is possible to discover some wineries and vineyards perfect for walks with family or lovers. Tastings are possible in the different producing mansions Fronton.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

The market Fronton, labeled Markets of France, takes place in the town center every Thursday morning.

The wine festival of the city, Flavours and fragrances, is organized every year in August. The program includes animations, tastings, concerts and markets.

vines in music is a festival that is held every year in summer and winter in the Fronton.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Quad biking in the Fronton vineyards
Sports sensations125 € to 209 € Fronton
All-terrain bike hire on the Canal du Midi
Nature and the great outdoors20 € to 100 € Toulouse (26 km)
Toulouse Rooftop Tour
Entertainment7 € Toulouse (26 km)
Private 2-hour Walking Tour of Toulouse
Culture and education47 € Toulouse (27 km)
Private 3-Hour Walking Tour of Toulouse
Culture and education52 € Toulouse (27 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Tescounet Circuit
HikeEasy2h30La Salvetat-Belmontet (18 km)
Pech Aguze
HikeEasy1h00Vaour (42 km)
Rogations Path
HikeEasy40 minRoussayrolles (46 km)
Labarthe Loop
HikeEasy1h30Caylus (53 km)
Lombez, audio tour of the historic heart
HikeEasy35 minLombez (56 km)

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