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Montélimar

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Country  France
Region  Rhone-Alpes

Area  35,704
Mayor  Franck Reynier (PR)
Montelimar in the past, History of Montelimar

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Montélimar ([mɔ̃.te.li.maʁ]; Latin name: Acumum, and Montelaimar in Occitan) is a commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France. It is the second-largest town in the department after Valence.

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Map of Montélimar

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History

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The site where the city of Montélimar 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 Adhémar family reigned over the city in the Middle Ages and built a castle (Château des Adhémar) which dominates the city silhouette even today.

Personalities

  • French navigator Louis de Freycinet and Émile Loubet, President of France from 1899 till 1906, who worked also as mayor of Montélimar.
  • Formula One racing driver Charles Pic, brother and fellow racing driver Arthur Pic and motorcycle racer Sylvain Guintoli.
  • Encyclopédiste Antoine Penchenier (died in 1761) at an unknown date.
  • Physician and Encyclopédiste Jean-Joseph Menuret (1739–1815) was born in Montélimar
  • Economy

    Montélimar is widely regarded as the world capital of nougat. The local nougat is one of the 13 desserts of Provence and highly appreciated throughout the country. Montelimar nougat is mentioned in the opening lines of the Beatles' Savoy Truffle from The White Album. Travellers used to buy nougat de Montélimar on their way to the south of France (or when returning) as the city is next to the Rhône and to the primary route N7. Since the construction of the A7 autoroute, many nougat factories have been forced to close as tourists no longer stop in Montélimar but bypass it instead.

    International relations

    Montélimar has several twin towns:

  • Aberdare, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Aldridge, United Kingdom (1964)
  • Nabeul, Tunisia
  • Racine, United States
  • Ravensburg, Germany
  • Rivoli, Italy
  • Sisian, Armenia
  • References

    Montélimar Wikipedia


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