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.

Description

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

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Themes

  • History
  • Arts and culture
  • Fine Arts
  • Plastic arts
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Famous people
  • Decorative arts
  • Modern/contemporary art

Activities

  • Activity
  • Children's entertainment
  • Concert
  • Handicrafts workshops
  • Shows

Opening

From 04/04 to 07/06/2020
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 20/06 to 30/06/2020
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2020
Opening hours daily between 9.30 am and 6.30 pm.

From 01/09 to 31/10/2020
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 01/11 to 31/12/2020, daily between 1 pm and 5 pm.

Visit

Individual tour

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request

Group tour

  • Unguided group tours available permanently
  • Max. group size: 30

Rate

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

Payment options:

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

Situation

Show itinerary

Amenities and Services

  • Booking of general amenities
  • Coach access
  • Educational visits
  • Guided tours
  • Set down on-site for groups
  • Shop
  • Themed tour
  • Tourist brochures
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Exhibition space
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets