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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  • August 11, 2017
    Passage to Montélimar, we pushed the visit to the Castle. For a price more than democratic (€6 per adult and free for children under the age of 18), we were able to access all of the castle which was specially designed for the exhibition Pop' art. Whole family to appreciated, it was beautiful and very quiet. Very friendly staff!
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  • August 9, 2017
    do not miss this castle in the way on the side of Montelimart! coisissez guided visits, a nice discovery of local history (11èm to the 15em) a curious Palace at the time of the castles... Palace, the walls, the chapel... as for the presence of modern exhibition Pop Art... we'll let bitter.. .or not.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Exhibition Pop Art interesting and very well highlighted. Guided tour of the castle to recommend. Essential to understand the history of this place.
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  • August 27, 2017
    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.
  • June 21, 2017
    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.
  • July 28, 2017
    Nice views but no artefacts
  • October 22, 2016
    Great castle with interesting exhibitions. Good views over the city.
  • April 30, 2016
    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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