Citadelle de Sisteron, Sisteron

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Historic Site
To secure the road between the Alps and the Mediterranean, Citadelle de Sisteron was strategically built on a rocky ridge 500 m (1,640 ft) above sea level between Dauphine and Durance. Examine the impressive construction--a collection of miscellaneous structures resulting from modernization and various embellishments. The upper wall, walkway, and clock tower date back to the 12th century. Using our world travel planner, Sisteron attractions like Citadelle de Sisteron can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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TripAdvisor
  • A really nice place, to visit with family or friends in the heart of Sisteron, which is also very lovely place!
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  • Highlight! A beautiful lock placed on the road to the ancestral ways. Spectacular view, very good price justified to help rebuild... If you have 2 hours is better! Good layout overall. Only downside, the sound level is too high on the terminals-audios and the projection room!
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  • The building is beautiful, but the inside is not highlighted. No flowers and the access (stairs, platforms of the terraces) not on top. However the view the weather is beautiful.
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  • Offering great views up and down the valley and of the town of Sisteron. The main attraction is the fortification itself. You get impressive access to most of the site. There isn't a large amount of other things to see inside, a few old photos and paints of the town and citadel over the years.
  • I have already visited a lot of these sort of monumental places but this one is a stunning site. Breathtaking views!!!
  • Its a pretty steep climb, but worth it! Great views on top of a grand history lesson.
  • Extremely good views over the landscape in both directions, north and south. Nothing much to see within the walls.
  • Picturesque and panoramique.