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Château des Adhémar, 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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  • We stayed outside the Castle (we went not to the Museum of contemporary art) and it's still a nice walk to (attention to the rather abrupt car climb).
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  • Beautiful but quite difficult to find because lack of signage. Free visit with enough explanations for key areas of the Castle. Staff friendly. For one small flat on too modern exhibitions in this framework.
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  • Trees, the pretty facades and unique small village which confirms the drômoise beauty! A little paradise and a great view!
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  • 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!
  • Nice view over Montélimar, really quiet place and great park.
  • Really nice place to have a wander around. Not a lot of facilities but great views over Montelimar and quite peaceful.
  • My first castle in europe!