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  • 1 Citadelle de Sisteron Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Montée de la Citadelle F - 04200 Sisteron

    The keep and the rampart walk date from the 12C. The fortifications, built by Jean Errard, Henri IV's engineer, were reinforced by Vauban. During the visit you will see model handcarts. There are two views: from the terrace is a bird's eye view of th..

  • 2 Cathedral N.-D.-des-Pommiers-et-Ste-Thyrse Interesting

    Religious buildings

    pl. du Gén.-de-Gaulle F - 04200 Sisteron

    The cathedral was built inside the pomoerii (a Latin word later distorted into pommiers or "apple trees"), which is to say between the town walls, between 1160 and 1220. With its three naves, it is one of the largest religious buildings in ..

  • 3 Tour de l'Horloge Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place du Dr-Robert F - 04200 Sisteron

    This medieval tower (reconstructed in 1892) had a clock added, and a very beautiful campanile in voluted wrought iron. The inscription reads "steady between its mountains and rivers".

  • 4 Sisteron's Towers

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    allée de Verdun F - 04200 Sisteron

    These towers were erected in 1370 as part of the fortifications to protect the town from the free companies that were invading Provence and are named "Sauve" (Save), "des Gens d'armes" (People of Arms), "Notre-Dame-du-Fort&qu..

  • 5 Rue Droite

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Droite F - 04200 Sisteron

    The tall houses which line this street , many of which have kept their elegant sculpted 16 and 17C doors, leap down towards river. Note the steep ramps, often arched, which join the houses - these are called the andrônes.(the passages) The rue Droite..

  • 6 Longue andrône

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Longue-Andrône F - 04200 Sisteron

    In Greek andrône signifies a passage way, this arched link, the largest one in Sisteron is particularly narrow.

  • 7 Rue Deleuze

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Deleuze F - 04200 Sisteron

    In this street which is typical of old Sisteron, you can see some beautiful sculpted doors at Nos. 11, 41 and 152.

  • 8 Rue du Glissoir

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue du Glissoir F - 04200 Sisteron

    This is a street to steer clear of in the winter. Its name alone tells you why (slippery street). No. 5 has a beautiful Roman façade from the 13C, with four worn arches with gemeled windows.

  • 9 Rue Saunerie

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Saunerie F - 04200 Sisteron

    On returning from the Island of Elba, Napoleon stopped off at Sisteron. On the 5th March 1815 he had lunch there, at the hostellerie du Bras d'Or located at No. 64 of this street. He was apparently concerned that the Royalists would destroy the bridg..

  • 10 Porte d'Ornano

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    2 Rue Mercerie F - 04200 Sisteron

    The arms of a large family...which produced three French Marshals. These were sculpted in the 16C on this pleasantly decorated Gateway.

  • 11 Église St-Dominique

    Religious buildings

    Rue St-Dominique F - 04200 Sisteron

    This church puts on summer concerts and literary evenings.

  • 12 Rocher de la Baume

    Nature and gardens

    Rue St-Dominique F - 04200 Sisteron

    With its vertical strata, this «petrified nightmare» seems to rise up from the River Durance!

  • 13 Défilé de Pierre-Écrite

    Nature and gardens

    D3 F - 04200 Sisteron

    He was named Dardanus and having been converted to Christianity founded the «City of God», Theopolis, in the 5C. The procession is named after the long engraved inscription which recalls the story.

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