Citadelle de Sisteron, Sisteron

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#2 of 9 in Historic Sites in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
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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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  • This is a outstanding structure that dominates the city by day and is also lit up at night and is a testament to the ingenious skills of early architects and builders  more »
  • There is a history here which would repay a little more time and effort than we were able to devote to it. The place has been heavily restored after a misguided aerial attempt to bomb the nearby bridg...  more »
  • It now houses a Maritime Museum, which was very informative and interesting. Gave local accounts of the maritime history of the Côte d'Azur, displays were in French and English. Some of the best views...  more »
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  • An historical and amazing place .. full of history there and an incredible view all around.
  • Lovely old town with a nice market
  • 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.
  • Some weird rock formations in the area and quite a good town to wander around.
  • I have already visited a lot of these sort of monumental places but this one is a stunning site. Breathtaking views!!!