Top things to do

Top Choice Forest in Bonnieux

Fôret des Cèdres

In the scrubby hills about 6km south of Bonnieux, a twisty back road slopes up to this wonderful cedar forest, whose spreading boughs provide welcome relief from Provence’s punishing summer heat. Various paths wind …
Top Choice French in Bonnieux

L’Arôme

Lodged in a charming vaulted cellar in Bonnieux, L’Arôme is a pricey but prestigious address, run by well-respected chef Jean-Michel Pagès. The menu revolves around gourmet ingredients with impeccable local provenan…
Bridge in Bonnieux

Pont Julien

Situated 6km north of Bonnieux, near the junction of the D36 and D900, is one of the Luberon’s most impressive Roman landmarks. Dating from around 3 BC, the 85m-long Pont Julien was built to allow the region’s main …
Modern French in Bonnieux

Le Fournil

In the middle of town next to the fountain, ‘The Oven’ is another of Bonnieux’ most consistent tables. There’s a choice of settings: the swish interior (carved straight into the hillside) or the lovely terrace besid…
Market in Bonnieux

Market

Bonnieux’ huge Friday-morning market is (along with Apt’s) one of the biggest and best in the Luberon. It sprawls over several streets in the village centre, with local farmers and producers selling everything from …
Wine in Bonnieux

Cave de Bonnieux

Sample local wines at this superior cellar, 5km from Bonnieux on the D36. Tastings are free.
Museum in Bonnieux

Musée de la Boulangerie

A museum all about the history of breadmaking might not sound like a Bonnieux must-see, but it’s actually an intriguing visit. Located in a 17th-century building that was used as a bakery until 1920, it explores the…