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Montelimar is a commune in the Drome Department in southeastern France. Montelimar is the second largest town in the department after Valence. The site where the city of Montelimar stands today has been inhabited since the Celtic era. It was reconstructed during the Roman Reign, including a basilica, aqueducts, thermae and a forum. The Adhemar family reigned over the city in the Middle Ages and built a castle which dominates the city silhouette even today. Montelimar is regarded as the world capital of nougat, which is highly appreciated thorughout the country.

Top Attractions Within Montelimar

Chateau des Adhemar stands on a hill in the centre of Montelimar. The origins of the castle go back to the 11th century, when the first castle was built by the Count of Toulouse. In the 12th century, the castle was reinforced and expanded and much of the palace substantially exists today. The castle is considered to be one of the last examples of Romanesque castle architecture.

Nougat Arnaud Soubeyran Fabrique and Musee is the place in Montelimar, where tourists can actually see how nougat is made, as well as the way it became such a popular product. Nougat is made in a water bath in a copper kettles. Visitors can also taste variations of nougat. It is the most delicious place you have ever visited.

Palais des Bonbons et du Nougat is the sweetest place in Montelimar, where you can your children will be amazed at the wide variety of sweets. The museum even explains the process of making the nougat. There is something for everybody. Aside from the mouthwatering Montelimar nougat, there is a breathtaking collection of toys, animals and even a playground for children.

Musee Europeen de l'Aviation de Chasse is the place in Montelimar, where you can learn more interesting thing about aviation and types of planes. There is a fine collection of aircrafts, both outdoors and inside the hangars. The museum has also got a variety of aviation models that depict the history of aviation in France.