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Bonnieux

An elegant village of the Luberon

BonnieuxBonnieux is one of those beautiful villages that make all the beauty of the Luberon. Located on the north side of the massif, between Grand and Petit Luberon, he commanded the northern entrance of the valley of Lourmarin.

In the steep streets of Bonnieux, is the beauty of Provence that awaits you, with its ochre houses nestled under the roof tiles to the Romanesque. A Bonnieux, you also enjoy a wonderful panorama encompassing the Mont Ventoux, the Monts de Vaucluse and Valley Calavon.

Tourism in Bonnieux

Ruelle à BonnieuxDominated by the Old Church (also known as Upper Church), Bonnieux sleeps between the remains of its towers and ramparts of the 12th century. Village peaceful, it has a wide variety of architecture annually attracts many tourists.

First, visit the Lower Church, built in 1870, which has four primitive 19th century, with scenes from the Passion. Do not miss the Tour Philippe, built in the late 19th century by an original, which had decreed that he "wanted to see the Sea" from the Luberon.

More recent but equally interesting, a Museum of the Bakery, installed in a home of the 17th century, shows the reputation of pétrisseurs justified to leaven bread. The museum presents a reconstruction of an old bakery but also traces the history of different technologies wheat, milling and bread making.

Outside the village, during a walk in the heart of the cedar forest, you will discover a 5 km north of Bonnieux the Pont Julien, a splendid Roman bridge which is the oldest structure still in use in France.
You also meet during your walks "Bories," shacks dry stone, so typical of Provence of yesteryear, which are now restored and preserved for our greatest pleasure.

The Corkscrews Museum

In Menerbes, a few kilometres of Bonnieux, in the vineyard of 40 hectares of Domaine de la Citadelle, over 1000 corkscrews are exposed. Several pieces are presented to the public, the oldest dating from the seventeenth century! The museum is open to the public since 1993 and still collects a great success. It is true that the first corkscrew steel, forged by hand, the corkscrew gold, silver or ivory is a strange and exciting journey to you.(www.musee-tirebouchon.com)

Pictures of Bonnieux

Calade à Bonnieux Pont Julien L'Eglise Basse

Around Bonnieux

Apt - Gordes - Roussillon - Lourmarin - Cavaillon - Fontaine de Vaucluse - L'Isle sur la Sorgue - Luberon - Manosque - Abbaye de Sénanque - Vaison la Romaine - Le Thor