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)
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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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".

Dispositions spéciales COVID-19: 

Conformément aux directives gouvernementales annoncées lundi 12 juillet, un pass sanitaire valide et une pièce d'identité seront demandés à l'entrée.

Port du masque obligatoire, points de distribution de gel hydroalcoolique.
Sens unique de circulation, signalétique des consignes à respecter.

La salle Napoléon et le Beffroi restent fermés au public.

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".

Les visiteurs auront, cette année, la surprise de découvrir un pont-levis "à zigzag" dont la reconstitution à l’identique est en cours d’achèvement. Cet élément d’architecture original sera d’un intérêt majeur pour la visite du monument, les rares ouvrages de ce type ayant tous disparu aujourd’hui.

Visit

Durée moyenne des visites individuelles: 
120min.
Langues visite
German
English
Spanish
French
Italien
Néerlandais
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

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

From 28/03 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 on Sunday during the medieval festival (every 2 years in August: 2018, 2020, 2022 ...).

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

From 01/10 to 31/10
Opening hours daily between 9 am and 6 pm.

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

Tarifs

Adult: 6.70 €
Child : 3 € (2 € for second child and more)
Group adults: 5.70 €
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
Bank/credit card
Cheque
Chèques Vacances
Cash
Langues parlées
English
French

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