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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 have been to Montelimar and never bothered to go up to the chateau but this time we did and I enjoyed it. The current exhibition is a collection of art mocking art itself and its relationship to mo...  more »
  • The chateau is the highest point of the centré historique, overlooking the old town spread out to its south and west. The uphill walk is not forbidding, and the grounds also can be reached via the Rue...  more »
  • It is an easy stroll up to the castle. The castle itself is not the bee’s knees but the story about the two brothers fighting each other on the basis of contrary political opinions and still living ne...  more »
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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.