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Bonnieux

In the Vaucluse, visit the charming village of Bonnieux. This authentic village reveals its secrets to visitors who discover it. By choosing to take the through roads leading to the village of Bonnieux, you will enjoy a completely different pace, far from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. The views over the Calavon valley and the Mont Ventoux are very nice.

Outdoor activities are numerous. It is the occasion to initiate you to hiking or to go for a ride on mountain bike or bicycle on the paths and trails in the heart of the preserved landscapes of the Luberon and the Comtat Venaissin. In the surroundings of Vaucluse, nature activities are diverse: horse riding, initiation to golf, initiation to climbing, tree climbing, paragliding baptism…

In Bonnieux, as everywhere in the Vaucluse, the local gastronomic tradition is a tourist attraction in its own right. Gastronomy is part of the identity of the village of Bonnieux, where passionate producers perpetuate products.

The sumptuous landscapes are not the only tourist attraction of the Luberon and the Comtat Venaissin: churches, museums, castles, fountains are also objectives of escapades. You can visit the high church of Bonnieux, built in the 12th century and restored in the 15th and 16th centuries.

You want to find accommodation near Bonnieux? You are rather campsite, hotel or bed and breakfast? We will help you to book the accommodation that meets all your criteria in the region.

The Comtat Venaissin

Bonnieux once belonged to the Comtat Venaissin, a territory that was the property of the popes from the Middle Ages until the French Revolution. From Avignon to Valréas, from Cavaillon to Mont Ventoux, this former papal state seduces by the diversity of its landscapes, its rich soil and its particularly well-preserved historical heritage.

Vineyards, orchards, hills and rivers make up a bucolic landscape. Many tourist villages invite you to admire a remarkable heritage. Discover a famous tourist destination in France!

The Cedar Forest of the Luberon

Near Bonnieux, a cedar forest was planted in the 19th century at an altitude of about 720 metres. Today, the large trees are home to a variety of flora and fauna. Botanical paths have been laid out, and the cedar forest has become a cool place for hiking. You can also discover a beautiful view of the south and north of the Luberon.

Access to the forest may be prohibited on windy or hot days. We invite you to consult www.risque-prevention-incendie.fr to find out if access to the forest is permitted.

The Luberon Regional Nature Park

The Luberon Regional Natural Park is characterized by its remarkable landscapes. Between orchards, vineyards and wooded areas, valleys and hills, the Park offers visitors a mosaic of landscapes. Walking through the Park, you can observe just under 300 different species of vertebrates. With a bit of luck, you may, for example, spot rare birds of prey, or small birds such as the elegant goldfinch or the oak jay. Cycling enthusiasts can discover the nature side of the Luberon by taking the Voie Verte du Calavon. Among the most touristic destinations, don’t miss the villages of Ansouis, Ménerbes, Gordes, Roussillon and Lourmarin, which all belong to the most beautiful villages in France.

Museums near Bonnieux

The Bakery Museum is located in Bonnieux. Set up around an old bread oven, it allows you to discover the history of wheat growing and baking. You can discover century-old tools, drawings and advertising posters, some of which date from the 17th century.

The Corkscrew Museum, located in Ménerbes, has nearly 1200 corkscrews, some of which are unique in the world. You can discover ingenious models, or real works of art.

The Lavender Museum Luberon, located in Coustellet, invites you to discover the secrets of this emblematic plant of Provence. After the visit, you can buy products made from lavender.

You can plan a day tour to visit nearby museums and villages : Ménerbes, Robion, Lacoste, Gordes, Roussillon…

Practical informations

Would you like to stay in Bonnieux for your holidays? Discover useful information to prepare your stay.

  • Access: Bonnieux is located about 50 km from Aix-en-Provence and Avignon.
  • Accommodation: hotels, bed and breakfasts, guest houses, campsites…
  • Market days: every Friday morning
  • Tourist office:  Rue Victor Hugo, Rue Victor Hugo. Phone number: (+33)4 90 75 91 90
  • Official website:https://en.luberon-apt.fr/
  • Main tourist towns in the Vaucluse: Avignon, Orange, Carpentras, Cavaillon, Apt

Would you like to settle in the Luberon? Many British people have settled in Bonnieux or in the neighbouring villages, seduced by Peter Mayle‘s novel, A Year in Provence. You can find an apartment, an house, an old farmhouse or villa for sale, usually at a high price as the area is renowned. We recommend that you choose villas with a swimming pool, if you have the budget. Summer temperatures can indeed be hot in Provence!

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