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La Garde-Adhémar

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Ranked among the most beautiful villages in France, La Garde-Adhémar is located twenty kilometers from Montelimar, in Drôme department. This small town of just over 1,100 inhabitants have a story related to the family of Adhemar who bequeathed his name to it.

La Garde-Adhémar visit is an opportunity to admire the white limestone monuments and discover a village that has retained its authenticity. Planted on his spur, it offers breathtaking views of the Rhone valley, or on the Vivarais Mountains located nearby.

Now mainly focused on tourism, the medieval village of La Garde-Adhémar presents a rich and unique heritage reflecting the history of the city. Under the sun of the Drôme Provençale, the visitors can enjoy the brightness of the houses and discover the remains of a former glory.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLa Garde-Adhémar
Tourism label
Latitude44.3931790 (N 44° 23’ 35”)
Longitude4.7531370 (E 4° 45’ 11”)
AltitudeFrom 54m to 232m
Surface area27.73 km²
Population1177 inhabitants
Density42 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureValence (69 km, 49 min)
Insee code26138
IntercommunalityCC Drome Sud Provence
RegionRhône Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Les Granges-Gontardes4.5 km (8 min)
Pierrelatte6.5 km (12 min)
Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux6.8 km (11 min)
Donzère7.5 km (12 min)
Valaurie8 km (14 min)
Chantemerle-lès-Grignan9 km (15 min)
Roussas9.4 km (14 min)
Clansayes9.8 km (15 min)
Saint-Restitut11.4 km (17 min)
Bourg-Saint-Andéol12.3 km (14 min)
Châteauneuf-du-Rhône13 km (21 min)
Réauville13.4 km (19 min)
Chamaret13.5 km (22 min)
Viviers13.8 km (20 min)

Things to see and do

Planted on its limestone outcrop, the village of La Garde-Adhémar stands tall with its medieval remains.

Romanesque building, the Saint-Michel church La Garde-Adhémar has a typical architectural style of Tricastin. Old chapel in the eleventh century, it became parish church in the course of the twelfth century. Restored in the mid-nineteenth century, it was classified as an historic monument. Inside, you can admire an altar dedicated to nymphs goddesses, installed at the church entrance. He was found in the early twentieth century on the site of the Valley of the Nymphs.

Green, Nymphs Val site is the place of La Garde-Adhémar. Installed between limestone hills, it has a high concentration of meadows and other ancient oaks. In Gallo-Roman times, the site was dedicated, according to historians, the worship of goddesses nymphs installed near the springs. It is in this place that you can admire the priory of the Valley of the Nymphs, beautiful art Provençal Romanesque monument. It is a chapel of the twelfth century classified as an historic monument and restored in the early 1990s.

The Garden of Herbs can admire many medicinal plants in a unique setting.

Walking through La Garde-Adhémar, it is possible to appreciate the ramparts of the thirteenth century or the charms of the White Penitents chapel.

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities

In April, up to Lagardienne, hike mountain bike 15, 25 or 40 kilometers.

Between May and September, the village offers summer markets on village squares with the presence of several artisans.

In early August, the vintners festival brings the streets of La Garde-Adhémar with tastings and sales of wine and local produce, or jazz concerts.


Tuesday 25 october
Min. 18°C - Max. 18°C
Wednesday 26 october
Min. 16°C - Max. 16°C
Thursday 27 october
Min. 15°C - Max. 15°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit a workshop enamel cloisonne silver on copper
Arts and CraftsFreeLa Garde-Adhémar
Discover the Ardèche Gorges by canoe
Nature and the great outdoors28 € to 155 € Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (29 km)
Power-assisted bike hire
Sports sensations20 € to 150 € Salavas (30 km)
Visit to Lussas animal park
Entertainment5 € to 8 € Lussas (32 km)
Relax at Isla Cool Douce leisure park
Nature and the great outdoors3 € to 4 € Chauzon (33 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
On the trail of the hermit
HikeIntermediate3h00Saint-Montan (11.5 km)
Dentelles de Montmirail Massif
HikeEasy2h00Gigondas (32 km)
Dolmens walk
HikeEasy2h30Barjac (34 km)
Upper Blajoux Valley
HikeEasy1h30Sanilhac (43 km)
Winemaker's Trail
HikeEasy2h30Lablachère (43 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals