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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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  • Castle located downtown, within walking distance of downtown, but there is a sharp rise to access. Castle novel, very bare, the admission fees also allowed access to the Museum of contemporary art of Montélimar, think to move to the office of tourism before, it will give you a passport that allows if you visit several sites, museums or shops in the region to benefit from discounts and benefits. Audio guides are available (included in the price of admission), which leaves the freedom to visit at your own pace and have a minimum of explanations. The view on the city and its environs is superb for this place. We could enjoy the Pop Art exhibition which featured works in the Castle, the Museum of contemporary art and in the city. A stripped but place to see. The person at the reception to cordially answered our questions.
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  • The castle is not interesting. He has not kept the historical aspects. Some views are not bad. Entrance fee: 6 euros. Unjustified! In short, go your way.
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  • In height, a chateaudevrait see far, but this is not the case here. After a fly d steep stairs, you can access the work. Revised on several occasions, it is not the most elegant of the castles of France. L reception is friendly and the tour lasts 50 minutes, time to walk on the walkway. The Dungeon, the chapel hosts temporary exhibitions, a nice tour and a panoramic view of the surroundings.
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  • 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.
  • 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 castle to visit if you are in town
  • Nice view over Montélimar, really quiet place and great park.

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