Château de Montélimar

Enter a surprising citadel, witness to the powerful Adhémar family, who gave the city its name. An entertaining and friendly experience around the Middle Ages, to be lived through the eyes of children.


on the heights of Montélimar and accessible in a few minutes on foot from the city center, the château bears witness to the power of the Adhémar family, who gave the city its name. It consists of a stately home, a Romanesque chapel, a square tower and a fortified enclosure surmounted by a wall walk. Over the centuries, the buildings have had many functions: palace, fortress, citadel then prison. Now owned by the Department of Drôme and listed monument, it has undergone successive restorations before its opening to the public in 1983. A true gem of southern Romanesque architecture, you can admire the arcaded windows that are unique in the world and a breathtaking 360 ° panorama from the rampart walk.

History with children's eyes

Curious of all ages or heritage lovers are invited to explore this unique château, through several visit routes punctuated with games and activities for all audiences. In particular, you will learn its history and architecture, the life of the lords and their subjects, the practices and rituals of the Middle Ages, the relations with the city of Montélimar through the centuries ...

A fun and original discovery of the history of the Middle Ages imagined and created by children and professionals from Drôme, which is part of a local and dynamic approach of collaboration and innovation.

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French


  • Historic patrimony
  • Castle

Labels and ranking

  • Bad weather alternative


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


From 01/01 to 28/02 between 1 pm and 5 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st.

From 01/03 to 30/06, daily.

From 01/07 to 31/08, daily between 10 am and 6 pm.

From 01/09 to 31/10, daily.

From 01/11 to 31/12 between 1 pm and 5 pm.
Closed on Monday.
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
  • Check
  • 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
  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Exhibition space
  • Car park
  • Coach parking