Coordinates: 43°49′26″N 5°18′27″E / 43.8239°N 5.3075°E / 43.8239; 5.3075
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Bonius (Occitan)
The new church of Bonnieux
The new church of Bonnieux
Coat of arms of Bonnieux
Location of Bonnieux
Bonnieux is located in France
Bonnieux is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Coordinates: 43°49′26″N 5°18′27″E / 43.8239°N 5.3075°E / 43.8239; 5.3075
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Pascal Ragot[1]
51.12 km2 (19.74 sq mi)
 (Jan. 2020)[2]
 • Density23/km2 (60/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
84020 /84480
Elevation153–715 m (502–2,346 ft)
(avg. 420 m or 1,380 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Bonnieux (French pronunciation: [bɔnjø]; Occitan: Bonius) is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in Southeastern France. In 2019, it had a population of 1,206. In the plain below the village stands the notable Roman bridge the Pont Julien.


Bonnieux is one of the many historic "hill villages" in the region. Dating back to Roman times, it rests on top of the Luberon hills casting a watchful gaze across the rest of the valley. Next to the village is a cedar forest that began with trees imported from North Africa during the Napoleonic era. It sits opposite Mont Ventoux, other notable villages in the area include Ménerbes, Lacoste, Roussillon and Gordes.

The commune is traversed by the river Calavon.


The region has been occupied since neolithic times, with evidence scattered throughout the Luberon. Monuments dating from Roman times exist near the village including the Pont Julien built in 3 BC located only 3 miles to the north. A monastery was first built at that location in the 6th century, and walls were in place by the 10th century. The town reached a maximum population in the mid 19th century, with 2804 people in 1841. It has since declined to less than half its peak with 1363 in 2004.[citation needed]

The 2006 Ridley Scott film A Good Year was filmed at Château La Canorgue in Bonnieux.[3] In 2023, an episode of the Netflix television series Emily in Paris was filmed in Bonnieux.[4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French)., Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 13 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2020". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2022.
  3. ^ "Domain organic vineyard rhône valley Provence".
  4. ^ "'Emily in Paris' Season 3: All About the Stunning Real-Life Places the Show was Filmed". People.
  5. ^ "13 of the best Emily in Paris locations to visit". The Times.

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