Set around an old bread oven, the museum perpetuates the memory of an intercultural and still current history, more than 8,000 years old: that of bread.
A history of more than 8,000 years
Located less than 30 km from L'Isle-sur-Sorgue, the Musée de la Boulangerie de Bonnieux revisits the history of bread in order to highlight the social, economic and symbolic function of this essential food.
The museum is housed in an old 17th century building that served as a bread oven until 1920. In 1983, under the leadership of the General Council, the place was redeveloped to pursue an ethnological and pedagogical mission. The museum is sponsored by the Syndicat des Boulangers and the Chambre des Métiers du Vaucluse.
The museum explores cultural practices related to bread making. It traces the evolution of tools and techniques through a presentation of agricultural and industrial equipment, as well as an iconography composed of drawings, engravings, posters, from the end of the 17th century to the present day.