Bonnieux: Luberon and lavender walks !
BONNIEUX: a medieval provençal village
Bonnieux, a real gem with authentic charm in the Luberon, is one of the centre-stage villages in Peter Mayle's “A Year in Provence". Located on the Northern slope of the Luberon mountains, this city is a wonderful medieval hilltop village, first built in the 12th century.
This city, that belonged to the Papacy for century was home to many high dignitaries of the Papacy and it explains the many religious ornaments in the city centre. With the likes of two churches, its Pope’s wine – the Chateau de la Canorgue winery was founded by the Pope Benedict XIV – and the many ancient and rich houses that make the city centre of this small village are wonderful examples of the architecture of Provence villages.
Not far from Apt, Gordes and Roussillon, there are several areas and sites to discovers whilst travelling to Bonnieux: if you are interested in French bread, you can visit the bread museum located in the city centre of Bonnieux: it gives a good insight of the work needed to make the famous French baguette !
Bonnieux, which is located in the Luberon mountains, it is therefore very recommended to enjoy a hike in the Luberon, as it allows you to discover an iconic mountain chain: discover some of the most iconic villages of this area to understand the Provençal way of living!
Facing the Claparède plateau, where in summer, you can enjoy walking or cycling along the lavender fields, Bonnieux is definitely a wonderful stop on your Provençal trip: a mix of culture, history, lavender and sunshine!
Why don't you give an eye at our walking and cycling tours in Bonnieux and around it?
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