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Frontignan

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Frontignan-la Peyrade is a commune in the Hérault department in southern France.Frontignan is renowned for its AOC wine, the Muscat de Frontignan, a sweet wine made solely from the Muscat grape variety.GeographyFrontignan is located in the Languedoc coastal plain between the towns of Sète and Montpellier.The town is surrounded by the Gardiole mountain range in the north, the Ingril lagoon in the east, the Étang de Thau in the west and the Mediterranean shore (including the beach resort Frontignan-Plage) in the south.The Rhône-Sète canal separates the inland town centre and Frontignan-Plage.History 1362 foundation of the fortress 1560 ransacked by the Protestants 16 June 1642: King Louis XIII of France and Cardinal Richelieu meet in Frontignan. 1787: Thomas Jefferson, future president of the United States, stays in Frontignan and reportedly enjoys the local Muscat de Frontignan wine. 25 June 1944: The Frontignan oil refineries and parts of the city (including the rail station) are bombed by the 15th USAAF causing some 40 civilian deaths. 31 December 2002: Frontignan together with the neighbouring towns of Sète, Balaruc-les-Bains, Balaruc-le-Vieux, Vic-la-Gardiole, Mireval, Gigean and Marseillan joins the district of Thau (Communauté d'agglomération du Bassin de Thau).
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