Montelimar Castle

Creative citadel

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. During the spring holidays, experience the Chatolabo, an interactive course for families. From June to December, discover a contemporary art exhibition on the theme of the Landscape, in partnership with the Saint-Martin museum. 

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.