Perched high above the Rhône valley on its volcanic neck, Rochemaure castle has still not yielded all its secrets. It was probably built by the Adhémar family from Montélimar between the 11th and 12th centuries. The old village is well worth a visit and offers marvellous views over the river.
Overlooking the Rhône valley from its impressive dungeon, Rochemaure castle is still as fascinating today as ever for everyone. This castle was built by the Adhémar family from Monteil between the 11th and the 12th century. Its remains have still not given up all its mysteries. The fortified castrum from the 12th century, including ramparts and flanking towers that we can still see and the old village are medieval.
We can see chequered black basalt and white limestone’s stones, which are found in lots of villages in our territory.
Geologically, Rochemaure castle was built in a strategic location. Coiron plateau’s basalt and Cruas limestone quarry were used to supply the construction of the castle and the lovely old village. We can admire spectacular views of the Rhône and volcanic landscapes.
Historic patrimonyCastleRuins and remains
The old village is open all year long.
Average duration (group) : 1h15
Average duration : 1h
Chemin du château
DD (decimal graduation)
latitude : 44.588997
longitude : 4.700933
From 01/07 to 30/08/2021, daily.
Open tour : from 10 am to 1pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm.
Guided tour at 10 am and 4 pm ; duration 1h.
Adult: 3 to 5 €
Group adults: 2.50 € (Get 1 free admission if more than 20 people).
Free entry for children < 18 years, Job-seeker, the students, disabled people.
Group rate available for > 10 people.
Free entry for children < 18 years, Job-seeker, children accompanied by an adult, the students, disabled people.