Citadel of Sisteron

La Citadelle de Sisteron - La Citadelle de Sisteron (Copyright : Thomas Delsol)
La Citadelle de Sisteron - La Citadelle de Sisteron (Copyright : Thomas Delsol)
La Citadelle de Sisteron - La Citadelle de Sisteron (Copyright : Thomas Delsol)
La Citadelle de Sisteron - La Citadelle de Sisteron (Copyright : Thomas Delsol)
La Citadelle de Sisteron - La Citadelle de Sisteron (Copyright : Thomas Delsol)
La Citadelle de Sisteron - La Citadelle de Sisteron (Copyright : Thomas Delsol)
La Citadelle de Sisteron - La Citadelle de Sisteron (Copyright : Thomas Delsol)
La Citadelle de Sisteron - La Citadelle de Sisteron (Copyright : Thomas Delsol)
La Citadelle de Sisteron - La Citadelle de Sisteron (Copyright : Thomas Delsol)
La Citadelle de Sisteron - La Citadelle de Sisteron (Copyright : Thomas Delsol)
La Citadelle de Sisteron - La Citadelle de Sisteron (Copyright : Thomas Delsol)
La Citadelle de Sisteron - La Citadelle de Sisteron (Copyright : Thomas Delsol)
La Citadelle de Sisteron - La Citadelle de Sisteron (Copyright : Thomas Delsol)
La Citadelle de Sisteron - La Citadelle de Sisteron (Copyright : Thomas Delsol)
Montée de la Citadelle
04200
Sisteron
Not recommended in bad weather
Open air
Adhérents OTI SB
04 92 61 27 57
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citadelle@atmsisteron.fr
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Only 15 minutes walk from the town center.

Presentation

On the border of the "Dauphiné" and Provence, with its bastions, its outer walls, its keep, the Citadel dominate the town of Sisteron.
Henri IV used to say "It is the most powerful fortress of my kingdom".

Clinging to a rocky spur above the Durance, between Provence and Dauphiné, the impressive profil of the citadel can be seen in the sky of Sisteron. A jewel of the town's architectural and historical heritage, of which it is the symbol, this fortress is a collection of works from different periods, from the 13th century for the upper rampart and the parapet walk to the 19th century for the major alterations made to the north face.

A visit to the fortress is full of surprises, such as the dungeon occupied by Prince John Casimir of Poland in 1639, or the incredible staircase carved into the rock and leading directly to the northern gate of the city. The restoration and enhancement of the site, carried out by the association "Arts, Theatre, Monuments" (ATM), have been particularly successful and the visit offers, in addition to a breathtaking view of Sisteron and the Durance, a great moment of culture and history. The site is enhanced by a sound track accompanying the visitor, but also by a museum with a room dedicated to Napoleon's visit, a film "Citadelle, ship of men..." and an exhibition on "Vauban and his predecessors".

Visit

Durée moyenne des visites individuelles: 
120min.
Langues visite
German
English
Spanish
French
Italian
Dutch
Langues des panneaux d'informations et Audiovisuel: 
French
Taille groupe minimum: 
10pers.
Durée moyenne des visites en groupe: 
120min.

Services

Pets welcome
Coach access
Shop
Set down on-site for groups
Tourist brochures
Tourist information

Equipments

Parking
Exhibition space
Toilets
Car park
Free car park
Coach parking
Période d'ouverture

From 19/03 to 30/04
Opening hours daily between 9 am and 6 pm.

From 01/05 to 31/05
Opening hours daily between 9 am and 6.30 pm.

From 01/06 to 30/06
Opening hours daily between 9 am and 7 pm.

From 01/07 to 31/08
Opening hours daily between 9 am and 7.30 pm.
Closing 6.30 pm on July 14 and the evenings of events inside.
The citadel can not be visited during the medieval festival (20 - 21 August 2022 ...).

From 01/09 to 30/09
Opening hours daily between 9 am and 7 pm.

From 01/10 to 28/10
Opening hours daily between 9 am and 6.30 pm.
Schedules of last entrance daily at 5.30 pm.

From 29/10 to 31/10
Opening hours daily between 9 am and 6 pm.
Schedules of last entrance daily at 5 pm.

From 01/11 to 13/11
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 5 pm.

Tarifs

Adult: 6.80 €
Child : 3 € (2 € for second child and more)
Group adults: 5.80 €
Group children : 3.30 €.

Free entry for children < 6 years, accompanying guides.
Child entry valid for 6 - 14 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Annual card for the inhabitants of Sisteron: 7,00 €.

Payment methods
Check
Bank/credit card
Cash
Travellers Cheque
Langues parlées
English
French

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