A Historic Domaine
Fonfrège is the name of an historic family estate in the South of France near Montpellier.
The vast domaine dates back to the 1100's and came into the Castelnau-Leenhardt family in 1791. The noble family, with descendants from King Henri IV, was once one of the most famous of the Protestant haute bourgeoisie. A family of artists, intellectuals, and explorers.
"The last privilege of our class is to be able to be familiar with the humble folk without losing any of the entitlements of our status."
~ Marie Amélie de France-Mandoul, 1811