Chateau des Adhemar, Montelimar

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The Château des Adhémar is a castle, later converted to a Renaissance style château, in the French town of Montélimar in the Drôme département. It is located on a hill in the centre of the town.HistoryIts origins are found in the 11th century when the first castle was built by the Count of Toulouse, the Duke of Narbonne. Little of this remains.In the second half of the 12th century it became the property of the Adhémar de Monteil family, lords of Rochemaure, later lords of Grignan, then at the height of their power. The palace they built substantially exists today.In the 14th century, it was taken by the papacy, joining the Pope's castles until 1447, when Montélimar was returned to the kingdom of France. The site of many armed conflicts, especially during the Wars of Religion, the castle suffered much damage and was transformed into a citadel, then back to a pleasant residence with the return of more peaceful times. In the 15th century it was used as a prison.In the middle of the 16th century, Louis Adhémar rebuilt in the Renaissance style. During the French Revolution, the castle was partially destroyed.
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  • Totally disappointed by the city of Montélimar, which we found rather dirty, we still made the effort to go up to the Castle, also surprised to have to get there by sad streets and lifeless. We did well to persevere, as the Pop art expo has found its place within its walls. Very nice view from up there, beautiful way, even if rather short, nice atmosphere. Thanks to the castle for allowing us to have another vision of the city, see the top!
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  • We did discover this place to our Chinese friends (7!) they loved! And so do we! very nice place.
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  • Short visit. There is also an exhibition by pop art, but nothing fancy. Have a great view over the city from the red light district.
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  • Castle pretty but fairly small. When we visited it was housing a Pop Art exhibition which was a visual feast and which we really enjoyed. Great views.
  • It is the place to know the history of French town of Montélimar, it is located on a hill in the centre of the town. Worth to see if you come up Montelimar.
  • Nice views but no artefacts
  • Great castle with interesting exhibitions. Good views over the city.
  • Superb castle with great modern art from time to time. There s a 3 chateau card available. Love this place try it!

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