armoiries Sisteron

Daniel SPAGNOU, Député-Maire

Number of inhabitants 7 360
Department Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
Town Hall Place de la République
BP 100
Tél. : 04 92 61 00 37
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His nickname is not usurped "the pearl of the haute-provence" in his blue casket caressed by the Mistral, is under the protection of an imposing citadel fortified by Vauban that every year more than 60,000 visitors and is reflected in the Durance impetuous flowing at his feet.

The key international classic festival "Les Nuits de la Citadelle" that it will be the sixtieth edition in 2015, confirms the artistic reputation of the city of Sisteron which hosted among others Paul Signac, Honnorat or Etienne-Philippe Martin.

With this ancient reputation, Sisteron, which has 8,000 inhabitants, is now building a new image by promoting its heritage. The city wants to actually showcase the work of gypsum and plaster ubiquitous in many mansions that house piers, rosettes, balusters and other smokestacks. The Biennial of Arts will again this year, showcases the many sculptors present. But the city has on its territory of other companies within crafts, like carpentry, the "cabinet, jewelry, art, photography or upholstery.

The old center and the destinations are rich with history. Sisteron in the Middle Ages was the fourth town in Provence in population with Nice, Marseille and Avignon. Closer to home, Napoleon returned from Elba, stopped there, borrowing the famous road that bears his name.

Sisteron door between Provence and Dauphine, will be happy to accommodate you. She will seduce you as much by the quality of its monuments and museums as gastronomy.