Château des Adhémar

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Outstanding example of Romanesque architecture located in the upper reaches of the town of Montélimar, the Château des Adhémar is a medieval palace which now serves as a contemporary arts centre. The artistic programme on offer focuses on heritage.

Situated on a former castle mound founded by the Adhémar family in the 10th century, this medieval palace was built by the same family in the 12th century. It bears the name of a prestigious lineage both in Provence and Dauphiné whose members were feudal lords of Montélimar for several centuries.

The site is composed of a seigniorial abode, a Romanesque chapel, a square tower and fortified walls topped with a rampart walk. With the passing centuries, the buildings have known numerous functions: palace, citadel, prison, public cultural place.

This listed historical building, property of the Drôme Department, underwent successive restorations before opening to the public in 1983. Since 2000, it houses a contemporary art centre which develops an ambitious programme of temporary exhibitions together with cultural actions and an arts education mission both in and out of doors. The place also lends itself to the hosting of shows, meetings and conferences all year long.

24 rue du château Plateau de Narbonne
26200 Montélimar
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Opening times

From 01/01 to 31/12, daily.


Full price: 6 €
Reduced price: 4 €
Teenager: 0 €
Child: 0 €
Student: 4 €
Job seeker: 4 €
Disabled: 0 €
Group children: 50 €
Set price group children: 50 €.

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

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  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Exhibition space
  • Car park
  • Parking
  • Coach parking
  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Themed tour
  • Shop
  • Set down on-site for groups
  • Tourist brochures
  • Booking of general amenities
  • Guided tours
Adapted tourism
  • Not accessible in a wheelchair
Payment method
  • Bank/credit card
  • Cheque
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Chèques Culture
  • Pass’Région