Citadelle de Sisteron, Sisteron

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#2 of 9 in Historic Sites in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
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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  • August 17, 2017
    Beautiful location with views over the pretty town of Sisteron. Site not to be missed under any circumstances.
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  • August 16, 2017
    But worth the climb by the small (3 possible) pathways shaded to admire the magnificent view... Cheer up!
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  • August 16, 2017
    Great Citadel. Panoramic view. Allow about 1 h 30 to 2 h to go around. A must-stop in sisteron
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  • August 20, 2017
    Lively place worth visiting. Great views!
  • July 13, 2017
    An historical and amazing place .. full of history there and an incredible view all around.
  • July 12, 2016
    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.
  • July 13, 2017
    Lovely old town with a nice market
  • September 22, 2016
    I have already visited a lot of these sort of monumental places but this one is a stunning site. Breathtaking views!!!

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