- Local Knowledge
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- Bakeries/Bread Shops
- Grocery Stores
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Bonnieux is the ideal spot to stop for a cold drink at a cafe to take in sweeping views of the Luberon. It's a true favorite amongst the cliff top villages in the region.
Human presence in the region of Bonnieux is very old, as traces of periodic occupations by Neanderthal man have been found in the shelter of the Combette bridge between 50,000 and 60,000 years ago.
The official history of Bonnieux dates back some 2000 years to Roman times when a major road, the Via Domitia, ran through the Luberon valley. The Romans built another road that headed up through what's now Bonnieux to Marseille, crossing what was then a substantial river with a bridge.
Please note that most restaurants in Provence do not open until 7:30 in the evening. Reservations are needed in the high season, especially for groups.
There are several small restaurants and cafes in Bonnieux. You can find a list of the most notable here. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g580180-Bonnieux_Luberon_Vaucluse_Provence_Alpes_Cote_d_Azur.html
Most wineries are closed on Sundays and during lunch hours.
The Cave a Bonnieux is found just outside of town towards Goult and has a wide variety of wines.
One of the best known wineries in this area is Domaine de La Verriere. It is located in Goult, approximately 8km from Bonnieux.
What to do in Bonnieux
There is a 12th Century church on top of the hill - you will need to climb 86 steps but the views are well worth it!
The Cedar Forest is just 6 km away and offers botanical trails.
A bread museum, the Musée de la Boulangerie, is located inside a village house on the rue de la République
Bakeries and Bread Shops in Bonnieux
- Boulangerie Alais Guy
- 14 Rue Victor Hugo,
- Open 7:00am to 1:00pm and 3:30pm to 7:00pm.
- Sundays 7am to 12:30pm
- Closed Mondays
Bonnieux Grocery Stores
Note that many grocery stores are closed Sundays and Mondays, or have limited hours on Sunday mornings.
Bonnieux has one small grocery store: a "supérette" : Utile Bonnieux – Rue Jean Baptiste Aurard
For a larger market, you will need to travel 10km from Bonnieux to:
Centre E. Leclerc
- Chemin des Abattoirs
- Open 8:30am to 7:30pm weekdays (until 8:00pm Friday/Saturdays)
- Closed on Sundays
- 84400 Apt Pour Centre E. Leclerc