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The Gallo-Roman name was Bitrona. Then it was Bonilis Castrum (Xth century) Bonils (XIIth century) of Bonilis (S. XIV).
The Provencal form is BonieuxPrehistory is present here in many places (Neolithic settlers, especially on the fringes of the plateau Claparedes). The Gallo-Roman town stood on the edge of the plain (Roman villas were located in several places): the raised part was oppidum Celto-Liguria; it is around this area better protected than the town is built in the Middle Ages. In the XIII century, the castle (Castellum today Castellas), owned by the powerful family from Agout, in order to protect the community from continuing threats coming from the plain, undertook to surround himself with powerful walls and towers (Castrum). From the end of the XIII century to the Revolution (1789) the city belongs to the papal domain (Papal) which gives a result of this particular position enclave, a place in the history of our region.
To See or to Visit
The High Church, which can be accessed by a stairs of 86 steps. The original Romanesque church (XIIth century) still spans two on which rests. The XVth century construction is rather elegant. Inside is beautiful gilded wooden altarpiece of the fifteenth century.
The new church (1879) contains four of the sixteenth century primitives from the High Church representing scenes from the Passion.
Inside the village:
Vestiges of towers and ramparts from the XIII century.Hotel de Rouville (eighteenth century City Hall) Old streets and stately homes, ancient Hospital (eighteenth century).
In the plain, in junction with the RN 100 Bridge Julian (year III BC) used tourjours beautiful building with three arches crossing the old road Domitoemme which owes its name to the nearby Colonia Julia-Apta.
The Prieure de Saint-Symphorien
Philippe Tower, originally constructioned in the late nineteenth century.
Cedar forest, nature trails established by the Natural Park of Luberon
|Placed By||Mairie de Bonnieux|
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|Date Added||Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 6:42pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||31T E 685633 N 4854846|
|Decimal Degrees||43.82338333, 5.30851667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 49.403', E 5° 18.511'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 49' 24.18" N, 5° 18' 30.66" E|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5 Rue de la Mairie, Bonnieux Provence-Alpes-Côte 84480, FR|
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