Château de Montélimar



Step inside a Creative Citadel, a testimony to the powerful Adhémar family, after whom the town is named. Try an interactive family trail in the spring and discover a contemporary art exhibition from June to December.

Visit this medieval palace towering over the city, part of a prestigious lineage in Provence. Admire this outstanding piece of Roman architecture, its unique arched windows, wall-walk and its loggia offering a city-view. During the spring holidays, experience the Chatolabo, an interactive course for families. From June to December, discover a contemporary art exhibition on the theme of the Landscape, in partnership with the Saint-Martin museum.

Located on a hill over the city of Montélimar, the castle is an outstanding example of Roman architecture in the South of France. This 12th century medieval palace is made of a fortified enclosure, noble living quarters with remarkable arched windows, a tower and a Roman chapel.
Belonging to the Adhémar de Monteil family, then to the Pope, the fortified castle is turned into a powerful citadel at the end of the 16th century. Turned into a prison from 1791 to 1926, it is listed as an heritage site in 1889 and acquired by the Drome Department between 1947 and 1955. Today, the chateau hosts exhibitions, shows, conferences


24 rue du château
Plateau de Narbonne
26200 Montélimar

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GPS coordinates

DD (decimal graduation)

latitude : 44.559933

longitude : 4.754814


From 01/09 to 31/10/2020, daily.

From 01/11 to 31/12/2020 between 1 pm and 5 pm.
Closed on Monday.


Free entry for children < 12 years, press, the drivers, disabled people.

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Credit card acceptedChèques acceptésANCV Chèques vacances accepted

Bank/credit card, Cheque, Chèques Vacances, Chèques Culture, Pass’Région

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