The citadelle in Sisteron is a must place. You can see overview Haute Provence mountains, Sisteron town and the River Durance. Please do go to the top of the citadelle, you come across a narrow pathway which resembles a little bit Great Wall in China (of course it is much smaller and short passage). Also, stop by various corners of the citadelle to...more
Sisteron is a gateway to Provence on the banks of the River, Durance. It has beautiful quaint narrow streets. The climate here is mild throughout the year and the town is called "300 days sunshine city". The city is situated almost middle of Route Napoleon (between Cannes and Grenoble. Napolen escaped from Elba through this city in 1815. There is...more
This is a Romanesque-Provencal cathedral, built in the 12th century (1160-1220). The architecture is Lombardian Alpine. It's one of the oldest and of the group of cathedrals of Digne, Embrun, Bayons and Senez. ( I looked that part up after I was there - we of course went to look at the cathedral because it seemed interesting when we came upon it!)more
Update 2013 - We passed through Sisteron on our way back from Aiguines and sadly this restaurant is gone now ... too bad. The town also looked a bit sad. We ate in an unremarkable restaurant and left .... the Citadelle is still beautiful though. As we live in France full time, we are always on the lookout for good versions of certain foods that we...more
We had petit dejeuner here (coffee, croissants, jam and juice) and didn't eat a main meal. The food isn't renowned or anything but the terrace here has amazing views of the valley and is beautiful to sit down in. This is also a hotel and the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinners.more
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There is rock climbing on the cliffs in this area - notably Le Rocher de la Baume. Climb here in tourist season and you will have quite an audience watching you from the town above! ;-) There are over 100 routes on this cliff, and there are other cliffs in town with easier routes as well.
Equipment: Sport climbing on cliffs - bring the normal gear - quick draws, rope, climbing shoes, harness etc.. It gets hot here, so climb early ams or in the late afternoon in summer.
Favorite thing: Walking around in town, there are so many old walls, buildings and fortifications to take notice of. Here and there are markers to tell about the history of the place. Markers to show where someone died from the french Resistance movement in WWII, plaques to show when the citadelle was built, how old the rocks are which make up the Rocher de la Baume which makes a stunning and dramatic backdrop for some of the oldest buildings in the city.