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La Garde-Adhémar

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Drôme

La Garde-Adhémar - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Drôme

South of Montélimar, La Garde-Adhémar is a medieval village with the typical charm of Provençale Drôme. Its white stone façades, vaulted passages and picturesque streets make it a truly beautiful place. Perched on a rocky spur, with its fortified enclosure whose high walls are still perfectly preserved, La Garde-Adhémar is listed among the most beautiful villages in France.

At the heart of the village, the 12th-century Church of St. Michael is typical of the Provençal Romanesque style. Its octagonal bell tower with two storeys is a structure that will delight lovers of old buildings. From the forecourt, contemplate the Rhône Valley and the mountains of the Vivarais stretching out into the distance.

Down from the church, let yourself be swept away by the scents of the magnificent Herb Garden, a medley of aromatic and medicinal plants... A certified Remarkable Garden, it offers a splendid view of the Tricastin!

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La Garde-Adhémar

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.

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.

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Events and festivities

In April, place at the Lagardienne, a mountain bike ride of 15.25 or 40 kilometers.

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

At the beginning of August, the winegrowers' festival animates the streets of La Garde-Adhémar with tastings and sales of wines and local products, or even jazz concerts.


Jardin des Plantes
Jardin des Plantes
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Jardin des Plantes
Jardin des Plantes
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Church of La Garde-Adhémar
Church of La Garde-Adhémar
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