Bonnieux is a stunning village on a hilltop on the northern side of the Luberon valley, close to the village of Lacoste. Bonnieux is ranked among one of the most beautiful villages in France. Bonnieux stands at the northern end of the Lourmarin valley, the only passage through the Luberon. Bonnieux has a stunning view overlooking the limestone Petit Luberon mountain range and Vaucluse plain.
Don’t miss the Boulangerie Museum, the old village streets and the 12th-century Romanesque and Gothic style Church, the ruins of the 12th-century towers and ramparts, Rouville mansion, a beautiful 18th-century home and La Tour Philippe. Not far from the village is Julien bridge, 5km north of Bonnieux. It is a magnificent Roman bridge from 3 BC , built just next to the Domitian Way. The Claparèdes plain has many “bories” - drystone huts built by the peasants in the 19th-century and used as shelters. The cedar forest nearby has 250 hectares where there are some lovely shady walks and good paths for cycling. Upper Church (12th and 15th c., gilded wood altarpiece), four 16th c. primitives in the new Church (1870). Bakery Museum, remains of 13th c. towers and ramparts, Rouville House (now Town Hall, 18th c.), old streets and noble homes, Julien Bridge (3 BC). Very beautiful Cedar Forest.