Located in the heart of southeastern France, Montélimar is at the gateway to Provence, where you can see the first lavender fields: only 2 hours from Lyon and Marseille. Neighbouring the Ardèche, the Camargue and Avignon, the Capital of Nougat is located in the Drôme Provençale.
Between city and countryside, Montélimar is a must for holidaymakers!
Whether for a short or long stay, Montélimar is a great place to stop.
Stroll around on the Provençal alleys and in the alleys of the old center : the opportunity to discover small squares sometimes a little “hidden” where one lingers on the terrace and hears talking with the accent of Provence.
That’s it, you’re fine in the south!
What to visit in Montélimar ?
From the city centre you can visit the musée de la miniature and discover the historical monuments that line the city centre (Hôtel du Puy Montbrun, Hôtel de Chabrillan, collégiale Sainte-Croix, Porte Saint-Martin in particular). Take a little height by climbing up to the famous château des Adhémar formed by a square tower.
Between the old town centre and the station, there is a pleasant park to walk in, it is the Montélimar public garden. For the happiness of the children there is a small farm with chickens, peacocks, donkeys… a pretty pool with ducks and a playground! Not far away a wooden horse riding arena contributes to the family atmosphere and a skatepark will undoubtedly please your teenagers.
By going up the Provençal alleys to the Tourist Office (there is a scent garden just in front), you will reach the Musée d’Art Contemporain Saint-Martin, which offers exhibitions of remarkable quality every year.
The gourmands will not miss a delicious Nougat! If you are wondering, where to buy Nougat in Montélimar? We will answer you, almost everywhere: in the city centre or on the outskirts. You can also visit nougat factories and learn everything about the traditional recipe of real nougat from Montélimar.
And around Montélimar ?
The city, which owes its fame to this sweet delicacy, also has many other tourist attractions: Montélimar and no less than 25 perched villages ! The one of La Laupie is undoubtedly one of the best restored, located on the road that will lead you to Marsanne, a village dominated by a magnificent communal forest and a place of many outdoor activities and especially hiking.
With a privileged geographical location, close to the Gorges de l’Ardèche, the Montélimar Agglomération territory offers visitors rich and varied landscapes, as well as a local heritage that meets the expectations of both nature lovers and art and architecture lovers.