Montelimar tourism and travel guide

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Montelimar is situated in the Drome department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Montelimar. For detailed visitor information see the Montelimar travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Montelimar in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Viviers at 10 km and Alba-la-Romaine at 12 km.

Montelimar, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 8 km (direction east)

The small castle and pretty gardens add further to the charm of...

See Puygiron guide


at 10 km (direction south-west), in the Ardeche department

The town of Viviers contains some interesting buildings and a nice view...

See Viviers guide


at 12 km (direction west), in the Ardeche department

Larger than many of the Ardeche villages, Alba-la-Romaine also has a very...

See Alba-la-Romaine guide


Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction north-north-east)

The medieval vilage of Mirmande retains its original ramparts and it really...

See Mirmande guide


at 17 km (direction south-west), in the Ardeche department

Climbing the steep cobbled streets to the castle at the top of...

See Saint-Montan guide
La Garde-Adhemar

La Garde-Adhemar

Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction south)

Lovely views, a medieval garden, a 12th century roman style church are...

See La Garde-Adhemar guide


at 20 km (direction south-east)

As well as the castle that dominates the hillside village of Grignan...

See Grignan guide
Le Poet-Laval

Le Poet-Laval

Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction east)

The cobbled streets of ancient Le Poet-Laval are pedestrianized, which adds further...

See Le Poet-Laval guide


at 23 km (direction north-west), in the Ardeche department

Privas is not a major destination but a visit is leasant when...

See Privas guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction west), in the Ardeche department

Dominated by its castle, the beautiful village of Vogue is one of...

See Vogue guide


at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

The castle keep and its views are the most unmissable highlight when...

See Crest guide


at 29 km (direction west), in the Ardeche department

The Chateau d'Aubenas and the belvedere next to the castle are the...

See Aubenas guide


Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction west), in the Ardeche department

After exploring ancient Balazuc you descend further to reach the Ardeche river...

See Balazuc guide
Gorges de l'Ardeche

Gorges de l'Ardeche

Scenery at 32 km (direction south-west), in the Ardeche department

The Gorges de l'Ardeche are one of the most scenic highlights in...

See Gorges de l'Ardeche guide

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Markets in and near Montelimar

Market days in Montelimar: weekly market: Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday;

  • Montelimar: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (0km)
  • Le Teil: market Thursday (6km)
  • Donzere: market Saturday (14km)
  • La Begude-de-Mazenc: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Grignan: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Pierrelatte: market Friday (21km)
  • Loriol-sur-Drome: market Friday (21km)
  • Bourg-Saint-Andeol: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Privas: market Wednesday & Saturday & (23km)
  • Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux: market Tuesday (24km)

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Tourist attractions near Montelimar, France

What to do at Montelimar? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Montelimar.

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Monts d'Ardeche (40km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale Sainte-Marie (Cruas) (11km)
  • Abbaye d'Aiguebelle (Montjoyer) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (La Garde-Adhemar) (19km)
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux) (24km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire (Valence) (43km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des herbes (19km)
  • Parc Jouvet (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Saint-Marcel (31km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des Gorges de l'Ardèche (32km)
  • Cascades du Sautadet (45km)
  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (46km)
  • Bois de Païolive (48km)
  • Dentelles de Montmirail (49km)
  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Montelier (47km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • La Ferme aux crocodiles (23km)

Geography and distances

Montelimar is in the south-east of France at 43 kilometres from Valence, the department capital (general information: Montelimar is 511 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montelimar

Canton: Montélimar

Arrondissement: Valence

Department: Drome

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 26200

Distance to Montelimar

from Valence (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 511 km

from Calais: 742 km

from Nice: 222 km

from Bordeaux: 422 km

from Strasbourg: 502 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Montelimar from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ancone, Espeluche, Le Teil, Meysse, Montboucher-sur-Jabron, Rochemaure, Saint-Marcel-les-Sauzet, Sauzet and Savasse.

This page in French: Visiter Montelimar