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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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  • I discovered by chance the Castle (not that I didn't know his existence but I find that it is not enough highlighted by the municipality) and so I took a lot of fun to visit. The Adhémar family at deeply marked the region in the middle age (several castles) and it is very well explained to visitors.
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  • It was during the heritage days I discovered this medieval palace. This castle was built by the family Adhémar in the 12th century in a strategic site at the time. The tour from the outside is interesting: Palace, Square Tower, St. Peter Chapel,... and complemented by a free tour of the inside. A mural decorates the apse of the chapel. The main building houses a modern art exhibition. A must see!
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  • Is not a visit, apart from the ramparts with fairly narrow way, deserve to be more attractive
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  • Superb castle with great modern art from time to time. There s a 3 chateau card available. Love this place try it!
  • 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!
  • Beautiful setting
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  • This Romanesque Palace is not only cluttered of temporary exhibitions that have no connection with its history and not give no intelligibility to the public, but is closed on the occasion of the fixtures. Sad fate for a monument prominent, as there is little of that time in France, and which is known and admired throughout Europe, for its architecture.
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