100 Route de Valence
Phone: +33 (0)4 75 50 62 66
Fax: +33 (0)4 75 01 74 80

Palais Des Bonbons Et Du Nougat

Montélimar is internationally known for its nougat, a delicious sweet made of almonds and pistachios, and is therefore the obvious choice as a home for an international museum dedicated to sweets. This giant sweet box measures 800m2, is fully air conditioned, and is housed within an Eiffel-style building of more than 1600m2. The museum is fun, educational and mouth-watering !

 Permanent Collection Highlights (6)

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Permanent Collection

A visit to the Palais des Bonbons includes free sweets throughout, an educational discovery of the history of sugar, with the aid of a 3D film, the proccess of sweet production, an exhibition of paintings reproduced in sugar (including the Mona Lisa and Van Gogh’s Sunflowers), the role of sugar in film special effects, an exhibition of sweets of yester-year, and the songs that have been influenced by sweets, such as the Rolling Stones’ « Brown Sugar » !

You will also find exhibitions of the most popular sweets of our times, sweets from around the world, and finally, the largest nougat in the world, measuring 1,20m x 1m x 1m and weighing over a ton !

The Palais has also invited artist Sylvie Margot to use the museum to inspire her own artistic proccess, and the immense sweet packet at the entrance is one of her works.


Adult 5 € / Children 3 € (5-12 years)

Opening hours

From July – August, open daily from 1oam to 7pm
From September – June, open Monday to Satuday, 10am-12pm / 2pm-7pm
Sundays open 10am-12.30pm / 1.30pm-7pm

Closed for three weeks in January, following the Christmas school holidays

Getting there

From the north, take the A7 and exit at Montelimar Nord. Take the N7 in the direction of Montelimar centre.

From the South, take ethe A7 and exit at Montelimar Sud, then take the N7 direction Valence, then centre ville.


Fully airconditioned

Completely accessible to disabled visitors

On site-brasserie

The museum shop is one of the world’s most beautiful sweet shops, where one can find french and international delicacies.

The Palais also houses an art-deco boutique and a brocante.
The museum also houses a recreation area (slides, tunnels, climbing wall etc), where children can play.

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Groups must call 04 75 50 62 66 to make a booking