Looking at Bonnieux from L'Enclos des Bories on the Petit Luberon mountain.
Approaching the village on the main road from the D900. Our apartment is just across from the lower building with the red shutters. The grocery store is in the lower level of the yellow building.
Looking back at the village in springtime.
The autumn colors are beautiful! This photo was taken in mid October.
Looking down on the village and the new church from the overlook. (Poppies blooming in the distance.)
This photo was taken from near the cemetery, at the very top of the village.
Looking down on Bonnieux and the Luberon valley from the Cedar Forest road.
Many of the village shops are located in this area: one of the boulangeries, the butcherie, two galleries and a pizzeria/restaurant on the right. On the left, the honey shop and the florist. The pharmacie is just visible at the end of the street.
Great place for a pizza or a simple meal!
These stone houses and walls are in the lower part of the village.
Back to our little street and headed up the hill to the market square
The wine bar on Place Carnot, just up the hill from our apartment.
Le Fournil on Place Carnot, the best-known restaurant in Bonnieux.
The old remparts (walls) of the village. You can still see one of the towers here.
Headed up the hill in the older part of the village. This big house was recently restored.
This house belongs to a good friend and is built into the old village walls. A 17th century house sits on top of a 12th century house (once a command post for the Knights Templar), which sits on top of 6th primitive dwellings in caves.
The view of the village from our friend's house. You can just see the roof of our apartment, across from the building with the red shutters.
Headed up steep Rue Voltaire to the top of the village.
Bonnieux was once the summer home of the popes (based in Avignon), and there are some impressive houses built during that time.
Another impressive house on Rue de la République
On Rue de la République at the top of the village. The street under the archway leads up 80+ steps to the old church.
From the overlook near the bell tower. View of Lacoste and the countryside between the two villages.
The oldest part of the "old church" dates to the 12th century.
From the old church, view of the Petit Luberon and the beautiful countryside.
The highest point in the village, once the location of a castle. Now there are twisted umbrella pines, a monument, a shrine, and benches. Worth the walk!
Tiny lane in the oldest part of the village
Rue Droite is the oldest street in the village and one of our favorite.
On beautiful old Rue Droite
Descending from Rue Droite onto Rue de la République, the main road coming across the mountain.
Bonnieux is a major area for cherries. The cherries usually bloom in early April and are harvested in late May/early June.
Cherry orchard below Bonnieux, almost ready for harvesting.
Poppy fields below Bonnieux. The poppies usually bloom in May.
Lavender fields in the plain below Bonnieux. At lower elevations like this, lavender can bloom in early/mid June.
The beginning of autumn in the countryside below Bonnieux. (Lacoste just visible through the trees.)
Electric bikes are a great way to explore the countryside... and you can rent them just five minutes walk from our apartment.
The privately-owned garden La Louve is a hidden treasure in Bonnieux. Check with the tourist office to see if a visit is possible.
The Pont Julien Roman bridge is located below Bonnieux. The original settlement of Bonnieux was located in this area. The bridge was built in 3 BC and carried road traffic until 2005.
L'Enclos des Bories is located outside Bonnieux, off the Cedar Forest road. This was once a settlement of stone huts.
Walking in the Cedar Forest on Christmas Day.
A lovely sunset across the valley and the illuminated New Church.
Another sunset, this one seen from the top of the village.