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Bonnieux in Vaucluse Département, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
 

Belvedere

Lou Badareù

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2012
1. Belvedere Marker
Inscription. Lieu qui offre la plus belle vue sur le bas du village, la plaine agricole, la vallée du Calovon, les villages voisins, les monts de Vaucluse et le mont Ventoux. Ce lieu est l’emplacement de la Chapelle Notre Dame de Sept Douleurs bâtie par la Confrérie des Pénitents Blancs. Elle fut aliénée pendant la revolution et revint à la famille de Rouvil, puis à la collectivité lors de l’achat de l’hôtel. Le 11 juin 1909, un séisme provoqua deux importantes fissures sur la façade ouest de l’èglise haute et des lézardes sur les murs de la chapelle; celle-ci fut démolie en 1915 pour cause de «danger public» . Sous vos pieds, une belle voûte témoigne encore de son existence. 79 marches vous séparent encore parent de la Vieille Eglise, à l’ombre de cèdres centenaires.

(Translated by Google Translate with modifications:)
This place offers the best view of the bottom of the village, the agricultural plain, Calovon Valley, the villages, the mountains of Vaucluse and Mont Ventoux. This place was the location of the Chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows, built by the Brotherhood of the White Penitents. It was disposed of during the revolution and returned to the family Rouvil and the community upon the purchase of the hotel.

June 11, 1909, an earthquake caused two large cracks on the west facade of the upper church and cracks on the walls of

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By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2012
2. Belvedere Marker
the chapel, it was demolished in 1915 because it was a "public danger". Under your feet, a beautiful vault still shows its existence. 79 steps separate you from of the Old Church, in the shade of cedar trees.
 
Erected by Mairie de Bonnieux. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Location. 43° 49.402′ N, 5° 18.523′ E. Marker is in Bonnieux, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, in Vaucluse Département. Marker is on Rue de la Mairie. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bonnieux, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 84480, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bonnieux (a few steps from this marker); La Vieille Eglise (within shouting distance of this marker); Escaliers Emile Gardon (within shouting distance of this marker); Ancien Hotel de Ville ou Hotel de Rouvil (within shouting distance of this marker); Rue Droite (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Rue Voltaire (about 120 meters away); Place du Moulin a Huile (about 120 meters away).
 
Categories. Landmarks
 
View from the Belvedere image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 10, 2012
3. View from the Belvedere
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 19, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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