Bonnieux is simply one of the outstanding villages of Provence: it is gorgeous whether seen from afar or within its winding streets, and has wonderful views over the Luberon; it has great restaurants ranging from simple to 3-star; and it has a very picturesque market on Friday mornings.

Bonnieux Architecture


The baroque and Renaissance detailing as you wander through the village are evidence of a monied past – in the 16th century the land belonged to the Popes and several bishops set up home in Bonnieux. As a result Bonnieux has a grandeur that sets it apart from its neighbours.

Pont Julien


A remarkably preserved Roman bridge dating back to the 3rd century AD which you pass when you leave Bonnieux on the D149 as it reaches the D900. The Pont Julien is beautifully simple and elegant – the openings between the 3 arches seem to be there to create a sense of lightness, though in fact they were designed to let floodwater flow through without damaging the bridge.

Foret des Cedres


Take the road out of Bonnieux in the direction of Lourmarin and after 1 mile you turn right toward the Foret des Cedres. This is a walk or bike ride through the cedar forest along the top of the Luberon mountain. After a mile or so the cedars run out and the path continues all the way along the flat top of the Luberon with marvellous views to north and south.

Bonnieux Market


Market day is Friday in Bonnieux, which makes it an ideal day to visit. Bonnieux market starts around the new church at the bottom with textiles and clothing, and winds on past the roundabout with the colourful bags and hats, and then up a level to the square and all the flavours, smells and colours of Provence.

Restaurants


Our Bonnieux restaurant recommendations:

Budget:
  •  
    loader
  •  
    loader
  •  
    loader
loader

Things to know


  • For a towering view: walk up to the old church and cedar park at the very top of the village and gaze out over the plain that extends as far as Avignon.
  • For children there is a good playground at the foot of the village.

Things to note


  • While it may be possible to park in the centre of Bonnieux on the street (if you get lucky) there are carparks at the bottom of the village for visitors and this is the easiest option in summer.
Export as KML for Google Earth/Google MapsOpen standalone map in fullscreen modeCreate QR code image for standalone map in fullscreen modeExport as GeoJSONExport as GeoRSS
Bonnieux

loading map - please wait...

Mas des Cedres: 43.848440, 5.190890
Maison Saint Antoine: 43.941989, 5.068946
Bonnieux: 43.829119, 5.312694
Maison Vignasse: 43.923254, 5.248534
Avalon: 43.903628, 5.210137
Villa Roussillon: 43.890362, 5.299208
Les Vignes: 43.840439, 5.213013
Gergouven: 43.833722, 5.194216
La Rourette: 43.943627, 5.247753
The Lourmarin Cottage: 43.763342, 5.364171
Maison de Gordes: 43.915482, 5.208474
Les Coudelieres: 43.933545, 4.974167
The Ansouis House: 43.737360, 5.464647
Maison de Bonnieux: 43.822572, 5.309476
Micocoulier: 43.914048, 5.211875
Les Poulivets: 43.844030, 5.169604
St Hilaire: 43.829442, 5.256647
Patio de Menerbes: 43.833614, 5.203475
Ochre House: 43.879900, 5.290056
Villa Lioux: 43.944654, 5.286570
Bonnieux Vista: 43.824477, 5.309470
Les Petitons: 43.832236, 5.165591
Les Madeleines: 43.898511, 5.076885
Moustier de Menerbes 1: 43.829105, 5.209177
Moustier de Menerbes 2: 43.828788, 5.209821
Vaison Villa: 44.268436, 5.025923
La Rouviere: 43.890002, 5.148892
Les Ocres: 43.900737, 5.286419
Villa Beaurecueil: 43.509561, 5.534867
Bastide des Oliviers: 43.858513, 5.103021
Mas des Oliviers: 43.859364, 5.102184
Le Jourdan: 43.520225, 5.446059
Lourmarin Rooftops: 43.764076, 5.362734
Lourmarin Central: 43.764077, 5.362751
Lourmarin Studio: 43.764075, 5.362775
Figuiere: 43.546728, 5.418448
Fontaine de Lioux: 43.951573, 5.309500
Faveloun: 43.562963, 5.417397
Domaine de Gordes: 43.915022, 5.209435
La Roubine: 43.915022, 5.209435
Mas de Joucas: 43.910775, 5.255365
Les Heyrauds: 43.845751, 5.220469
Le Pantaleon: 43.876860, 5.214815
Villa Lavande: 43.861221, 5.315881
Clarabelle: 43.890973, 5.149975
Villa Ansouis: 43.752575, 5.448521
Provence Pines: 43.869575, 5.414806
Cocoons: 44.035267, 5.117204
La Beaume: 44.115329, 5.054162
Mas de Menerbes: 43.851458, 5.190225
Grambois Manor: 43.762230, 5.588865
Les Ferriers: 43.894120, 5.325494
Mas de Mazan: 44.029837, 5.092592
Villa Lourmarin: 43.754028, 5.358193
Mas des Imberts: 43.887184, 5.167394
Les Patins: 43.757732, 5.429381
Menerbes Vista: 43.833362, 5.205084
Grand Fontvert: 43.864195, 5.516108
Fontvert: 43.864149, 5.515775
Les Grailles: 43.914968, 5.227663
Domaine de l\'Oratoire: 43.857430, 5.291762
Capucine: 43.857276, 5.291290
Marquis: 43.857430, 5.291977
Libertine: 43.856997, 5.290947
Calavon: 43.856626, 5.290689
Senanque: 43.856842, 5.290132
Les Lavandes: 43.882575, 5.194194
Maison Rouge: 43.902044, 5.291752
The Menerbes Nest: 43.833405, 5.204768
Barbecane: 43.833497, 5.204650
Villa Lacoste: 43.827933, 5.247452
Mas d\'Oppede: 43.828569, 5.173143
La Bernade: 43.820935, 5.285904
Les Vignes: 43.826748, 5.251497
Le Paradesque: 43.845384, 5.167018
Mas du Thor: 43.956835, 4.974704
Maison de Villars: 43.914002, 5.403171
Mas Agarus: 43.851953, 5.164744