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Perched up high, a village with breathtaking views.

About the village

Bonnieux’s location is ideal as it is close to several other notable Provencal villages - Lourmarin, Ménerbes, Lacoste, Roussillon, and Gordes. Less touristic than Gordes, the village has kept all its authenticity, its steep sloping streets, its fountains, its old church - or upper church, a mix of Romanesque and Gothic - and a view that is worth the climb.

Markets are on Friday mornings in the town square, which is a pretty market at the bottom of the village with local crafts and produce.

Vieille Eglise

At the top of the village is a church, the 12th century, Roman/Gothic 'Vieille Eglise'. Climbing 86 stone steps to reach the top of Bonnieux rewards you with the best view out across the valley floor with its patchwork of orchards and vineyards, towards the equally picturesque perched villages of Lacoste, Gordes and Roussillon.


Our top picks for food in Bonnieux:


Style: French, European

Le Fournil
Style: French


L'heure Bleue By Yoha
Style: French, Fusion

Restaurant Cesar
Style: French, European

Un P'tit Coin de Cuisine
Style: French

Must See & Do!

Below we've made a shortlist of our favourite things to do in Bonnieux.

Cedar Forest
Just 6 kms away and offers botanical trails.

Musée de la Boulangerie
Located inside a village house on the rue de la République

Le Pont Julien
Located nearby and built under the orders of Julius Ceasar, dates from the year 3 BC. This bridge is elegant and has resisted the beatings of time thanks to the three, very wide semi-circular arches providing a lightness of style and solidity.