Bonnieux – Provence

Next stop the Luberon, which is considered the heart of Provence. It consists of several villages known as "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France" (the most beautiful villages of France). Gordes, Menerbes, Lourmarin, Bonnieux are all located in the Luberon and worth exploring.  We stopped in Lourmarin for lunch and wandering around before headed to Bonnieux where we will spend the next few nights in the most charming AIRBNB. The weather was quite chilly and rainy so the gorgeous fireplace was such a nice treat. You will need to rent a car for this area.


La Bergerie - outside of Bonnieux
Located on the property of the gorgeous Capelongue hotel, this restaurant is a MUST. Everything is cooked over a wood fire Go before your reservation for an aperitifs and to stroll around the beautiful gardens.
550, Chemin des Cabanes, Les Claparèdes, 84480 Bonnieux France

La Bastide - outside of Bonnieux
This beautiful restaurant is also located on the Capelongue Hotel property. It is their more fancy, Michlin star restaurant. They have a prix fixed menu. We didn't dine here, but I am sure its amazing.
550, Chemin des Cabanes, Les Claparèdes, 84480 Bonnieux France

Casa Bonilis - located in the heart of Bonnieux
This yummy Italian neighborhood restaurant is also located in the center of Bonnieux and a few doors down from our AIRBNB. I think I had dinner here 3 evenings and always the same delicious pesto gnochci! Fun local vibe.
4 place Carnot 84480 Bonnieux, France | +33 4 90 71 18 02
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La Bergerie Restaurant
La Bergerie Restaurant at Capelongue


We LOVED the modern combined with old aesthetic of this AIRBNB.  I highly recommend staying at this very spacious 3-bedroom village house with the most stunning views of the Provence. The fireplace was a highlight for us since it was cold and rainy. There is a tiny pool and 2 levels of balcony's with a beautiful garden terrace, that I imagine would be divine in the summer (note the photo of the terrace and pool are not from our trip).
Link to AIRBNB

This is not the AIRBNB we stayed in, but this one is located right next door and looks equally as beautiful.
AIRBNB Apartment

House Hunting

A main purpose of this trip was to find a home in France for my travel buddy Kate and her family. We sawa lot of really cool and some not so cool places. Its wild how different the Provencal architecture is from just a few hours away on the coast. Below are some of our favorites from Menerbes, Gordes and Oppède. The home in Oppède was straight out of a magazine. The women who owned the home showed it to us and the home along with her were so  grande and elegant.

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