Guided tours of the citadel

Discover the monument on one of the guided tours.

Service Culture et Patrimoine Sisteron / ATM

Discover the monument by following one of the guided tours. Let yourself be told how the drawbridge works in zig-zag.

About the venue

04200 Sisteron
  • Édifice militaire, enceinte urbaine
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  • Monument historique

Between Provence and Dauphiné, it rises, blocking the sky of its enclosures, its bastions, its keep. Henri IV said, "This is the most powerful fortress in my kingdom." • A six-language sound course tells his prestigious story. • A film, “Citadelle! navire des hommes…” with the voice of Jean-Claude Brialy, features it. • A museum brings it to life, a room of which evokes the passage of Napoleon on the return from the island of Elba. • The dungeon still guards the dungeon occupied by Prince Jean Casimir of Poland in 1639\. • An exhibition of horse-drawn carriages embellishes the visit. • The chapel of Notre-Dame du Château (15th century) is adorned with the stained glass windows of the master glassmaker Claude Courage. - The exhibition "Vauban and his predecessors" is presented in the powder magazine built on the plans of Vauban. - An exceptional exhibition of artists' vanes will be presented in July, August and September 2013 • The orientation table offers a striking perspective.