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Bonnieux in Provence Luberon

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Bonnieux is one of the most famous village of the Luberon. Bonnieux is built on a hill on the northern side of the mountain. A its feet spread the valley of the Calavon, lined further north with the ridges of the Vaucluse Mounts. In the middle of the valley we distinguish the big hill where stands the village of Roussillon and its ochres carriers. Bonnieux faces the village of Lacoste, the two villages are like staring one another.

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Bonnieux is strategically located at the junction between the two parts of the Luberon mountain, the "Petit Luberon" and the "Grand Luberon", at the entrance of the Lourmarin's combe. This is the way of the only road linking the northern and southern part of the mountain to the village of Lourmarin.

At the top of the village stands up the old parish church, half romanesque, half gothic. It may be built by the Templars, as Bonnieux was until the year 1312 a Templar's commandery.

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The village definitly settled on the higher slopes during the 13th and 14th centuries. Houses were previously in the plain, where has been found remains of several roman villas. Now the old houses stack on the flanc of the hill, and they testify of the prosperity of the village between the 16th and 19th centuries.

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The village definitly settled on the higher slopes during the 13th and 14th centuries. Houses were previously in the plain, where has been found remains of several roman villas. Now the old houses stack on the flanc of the hill, and they testify of the prosperity of the village between the 16th and 19th centuries.

On the summit, behind the old church, majestuous cedars and pines stands up and make a place for rest and admire an awesome view on the surroundings.

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Coming to Bonnieux GPS coordinates : N 43°49'24'' - E 5° 18'29''

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Les Terrasses du Luberon chambres d'hôtes de charme Terrasses du Luberon
Charming Bed and breakfast in Bonnieux, leaning against the side of the Petit Luberon, facing Mont Ventoux.

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Bonnieux Luberon Provence  Activities and Sights:
    - High Church of the 12th century
    - Pont Julien roman bridge
    - Cedar Forest
    - Votive Feast the third weekend of August
    - Bakery Museum
    - Weekly market on Friday morning place du Terrail

website of the tourist office de : www.tourisme-en-luberon.com

Location : altitude 360 meters, 1400 inhabitants, Bonnieux se trouve à 8km from Lacoste, 8 km from Goult, 10 km from Ménerbes, 11km from Roussillon, 13 km from Lourmarin, 14 km from Apt, 48 km from Avignon

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