Château de Montélimar
Historic site and monument

Château de Montélimar

Château de Montélimar
24 rue du châteauPlateau de Narbonne26200 Montélimar

Enter a surprising citadel, witness to the powerful Adhémar family, who gave the city its name. An entertaining and friendly experience around the Middle Ages, to be lived through the eyes of children.

on the heights of Montélimar and accessible in a few minutes on foot from the city center, the château bears witness to the power of the Adhémar family, who gave the city its name. It consists of a stately home, a Romanesque chapel, a square tower and a fortified enclosure surmounted by a wall walk. Over the centuries, the buildings have had many functions: palace, fortress, citadel then prison. Now owned by the Department of Drôme and listed monument, it has undergone successive restorations before its opening to the public in 1983. A true gem of southern Romanesque architecture, you can admire the arcaded windows that are unique in the world and a breathtaking 360 ° panorama from the rampart walk.

History with children's eyes

Curious of all ages or heritage lovers are invited to explore this unique château, through several visit routes punctuated with games and activities for all audiences. In particular, you will learn its history and architecture, the life of the lords and their subjects, the practices and rituals of the Middle Ages, the relations with the city of Montélimar through the centuries ...

A fun and original discovery of the history of the Middle Ages imagined and created by children and professionals from Drôme, which is part of a local and dynamic approach of collaboration and innovation.

Good plans

  • EN FAMILLE : demandez le programme des activités pour visiter ce château de façon ludique (parcours fantaisie...) ou consultez la page spéciale Familles ( avant chaque période de vacances scolaires notamment.

Our services

  • Parking
  • Holiday checks accepted

Further information

  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Exhibition space
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
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  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Themed tour
  • Shop
  • Set down on-site for groups
  • Tourist brochures
  • Booking of general amenities
  • Guided tours
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Type of clientele
  • Compulsory health pass
  • Home school groups
  • Children
  • Special rate for disabled people
  • Cycle 3: elementary school (CM1, CM2)
  • Special rate for jobseekers
  • Cycle 3: college (6th)
  • Groups
  • Groupe Affaire/incentive (EN)
  • Students
  • Cycle 1: nursery school
  • Cycle 2: elementary School
  • Cycle 4: middle School
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Customer base
  • Maximum size of the group : 30
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Spoken languages
  • English
  • French
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And especially
  • Special group
  • Family special
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From 01/01 to 28/02 between 1 pm and 5 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st.

From 01/03 to 30/06, daily.

From 01/07 to 31/08, daily between 10 am and 6 pm.

From 01/09 to 31/10, daily.

From 01/11 to 31/12 between 1 pm and 5 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on November 11th and December 25th.


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

Payment method : Bank/credit card, Check, Chèques Vacances, Chèques Culture, Pass’Région

Updated on 13/04/2022
Through Montélimar Tourisme Agglomération
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