Château des Adhémar
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 the hills above the town of Montélimar, the Adhémar's château is a remarkable example of Romanesque architectur. This medieval palace from the 12th century is composed of fortified walls, a seigniorial abode, a donjon and a Romanesque chapel. Nowadays it's a place of temporary exhibitions and offers a wide cultural program.
Direct, Château des Adhémar
From 01/01 to 31/12, daily.
Free entry for children < 12 years, press, the drivers, disabled people.
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.
- Not accessible in a wheelchair
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