Sisteron is located in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
in the Provence - Cote d'Azur region
. The closest airport to vacation rental accommodations in Sisteron is Avignon
Airport at 88 kilometres and slightly further are Marseille, Nice
and Toulon Airports.
Apartment rentals, condo rentals, chalet rentals and villa rentals in Sisteron are situated on the banks of the River Durance
just after the confluences of the rivers Buech and Sasse. It is sometimes called the Gateway to Provence
because it is in a narrow gap between two long mountain ridges, Baume-Gache
and the Lure Mountain-Moulard
The sun shines over 300 days
of the year, providing dazzling blue skies and stunning starry nights. The beautiful surrounding countryside includes many walking trails and a large artificial lake near apartment rental, chalet rental and villa rental accommodation. The river at the Gorge de Meouge
is about 10 kilometres from vacation rentals and is a great place to swim and sun-bathe on the rocks.
This valley is a paradise for a wide variety of outdoor activities
. There are facilities for horseback riding, hot air ballooning and paragliding in the immediate area and access to many riding, cycling and hiking trails such as the Tour de la Montagne de Lure
. The airfields at Vaumeilh, Motte du Caire and Chateau-Arnoux-Saint-Auban are major centres for the sport of gliding
. In winter there are skiing resorts
within an hour from apartment rental, condo rental, chalet rental and villa rental accommodation.
Just steps from vacation rental lodging and villas, rue Sauniere
contains a selection of shops selling local souvenirs such as pottery, art, lavender honey, nougat and other local produce. There is an annual festival with many events throughout the summer months and a market every Wednesday.
There are several historic vacation home rental accommodations in Sisteron as well as picturesque narrow streets
and archways linking tiny squares. The town has several important buildings including the medieval citadel of Place de la Republique
, the small 12th century Cathedral Notre Dame des Pommiers
and the Musee du Vieux-Sisteron
, the local folk art and history museum.
The outlying region is on the edge of the Alps and has vacation rentals with magnificent scenery. The Grand Canyon de Verdon
is a large gorge which can be driven round or pedaled through. The Lac de Serre Poncon
is a large artificial lake with many water sports and not far to the south are the famous towns of Provence such as Aix
Sisteron apartment rentals, condo rentals, chalet rentals and villa rentals, cradled in a valley in the heart of lavender country
, are far from the crowds yet easily accessible to all the sights, sounds and tastes of authentic Provence.