Château de Montélimar

Step inside a Creative Citadel, a testimony to the powerful Adhémar family, after whom the town is named. Family activities all-year-long: treasure hunts and construction sets, loud and virtual environments...


Visit this medieval palace towering over the city, part of a prestigious lineage in Provence. Admire this outstanding piece of Roman architecture, its unique arched windows, wall-walk and its loggia offering a city-view. Family activities all-year-long.

Located on a hill over the city of Montélimar, the castle is an outstanding example of Roman architecture in the South of France. This 12th century medieval palace is made of a fortified enclosure, noble living quarters with remarkable arched windows, a tower and a Roman chapel.
Belonging to the Adhémar de Monteil family, then to the Pope, the fortified castle is turned into a powerful citadel at the end of the 16th century. Turned into a prison from 1791 to 1926, it is listed as an heritage site in 1889 and acquired by the Drome Department between 1947 and 1955. Today, the chateau hosts exhibitions, shows, conferences

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Labels and ranking

  • Bad weather alternative


  • Activity
  • Children's entertainment
  • Concert
  • Shows
  • Handicrafts workshops


From 01/01 to 28/02, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 1 pm and 5 pm.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st.

From 01/03 to 30/06, daily.

From 01/07 to 31/08, daily between 9.30 am and 6.30 pm.

From 01/09 to 31/10, daily.

From 01/11 to 31/12, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 1 pm and 5 pm.
Closed exceptionally on November 11th and December 25th.


Individual tour

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently

Group tour

  • Unguided group tours available permanently
  • Max. group size: 30


Free entry for children < 12 years, press, the drivers, disabled people.

Payment options:

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cheque
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Chèques Culture
  • Pass’Région


Show itinerary

Amenities and Services

  • Booking of general amenities
  • Coach access
  • Educational visits
  • Guided tours
  • Set down on-site for groups
  • Shop
  • Themed tour
  • Tourist brochures
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Exhibition space
  • Car park
  • Parking
  • Coach parking