The Citadel of Sisteron
Come and discover this historical monument located 18 minutes from the campsite. From the top of the Citadel admire the panorama of the Durance valley and the majestic rock de la Baume.
The citadel of Sisteron, a must-see monument in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
The Citadelle of Sisteron is an impressive example of military architecture, dating back to the 13th century. It was designed to protect the town of Sisteron from the invasions and conflicts that have marked the history of the Alpes-de-Hautes-Provence region. Strategically built on the route from the Alps to the Mediterranean, this fortress is a true jewel of medieval engineering, with its imposing stone walls, deep moat, watchtowers and massive keep. Sisteron's citadel offers spectacular panoramic views over the Alps and the Durance valley. History buffs will be delighted by the wealth of architectural details and exhibits that tell the story of the citadel's eventful history.
Visitors will have plenty of time to wander around the terraced gardens that adorn the fortress, where colourful flowerbeds, fountains and sculptures create an enchanting setting. The panorama of the ramparts, where the waters of the Durance reflect the citadel, is one of the most photographed views in the region.
Distance from campsite:
13.8km / 18m
Time of the visit:
Your water bottle
Your favourite cap/hat
Entrance fee, for more information click here.
Discover the area around the citadel of Sisteron
As well as its famous citadel, Sisteron regularly hosts cultural events such as art exhibitions, open-air concerts and festivals. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Provence in Sisteron, with its music, local crafts and cuisine. The various restaurants in the area offer a wide range of Provencal specialities, such as Sisteron lamb, pistou soup and anchovy fougasse (a Provençal focaccia). Artisanal shops sell regional products including olive oil, goat's cheese, local wines and handmade decorative items.
Located in the heart of a region with a particularly rich cultural, historical and natural heritage, the citadel of Sisteron is the ideal starting point to explore the Alpes de Hautes Provence. From our campsite, Dignes-les-Bains, a well-known spa town, awaits you for an afternoon of relaxation or for a visit to its Roman remains or Saint-Jérôme cathedral.
Fans of water sports will appreciate the proximity of the Gorges du Verdon, an indisputable undeniable recreation centre that you can explore from our campsite in Alpes-de-Hautes-Provence. The exceptional panorama of this unique canyon will not leave you indifferent. Canoe down the Verdon and enjoy the breathtaking views.
Campsite holidays in Sisteron
L’Hippocampe 5* welcomes you to Sisteron, in the Alpes-de-Hautes-Provence region, just a stone's throw from the best tourist attractions. Book your holiday in Sisteron and opt for a mobile home rental, from the most classic to the most luxurious, or for a more traditional campsite pitch. On site, discover the two swimming pools and jacuzzi in our water park; enjoy the pleasures of the water, or relax on our solarium. There are also plenty of activities and entertainment for all the family, both during the day and in the evening.
Finally, take advantage of the many 5-star services for which our campsite is renowned, from our restaurant to our grocery shop and our wellness area.
Go out and explore!
Mnt de la Citadelle , 04200 Sisteron