In the heart of the village of Najac, push open the doors of the Maison du Gouverneur. Discover the richness and diversity of the territory's heritage and treat yourself to a breathtaking view of the fortress and the surrounding nature.

The Architecture and Heritage Interpretation Center

Completely renovated between 2017 and 2019, the Governor's House now houses the Architecture and Heritage Interpretation Center. This cultural establishment aims to raise awareness among different audiences about the heritage of the Country of art and history of the Bastides du Rouergue.

Established in 1992 the Country of art and history of the Bastides of Rouergue brings together six municipalities that are Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Villeneuve d'Aveyron, Najac, Sauveterre-de-Rouergue, The Bastide l'Eveque et Riiepeyroux.

Admire the stone and half-timbered architecture of the medieval building which has stood the test of time and continues to impose itself through its volumes.

Governor's House

Governor's House

Architecture and Heritage Interpretation Center of the Bastides of Rouergue in Najac

Visit the Governor's House

Opening hours from April 01 to June 30, 2024
Tuesday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Thursday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Sunday Open from 13 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Ouvert les jours fériés dont le 20 mai.
Site fermé les 18 mai et 20 juin après-midi – toute la journée les 26 et 30 mai
Opening hours from July 01 to August 31, 2024
Monday Open from 10 a.m. to 13 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 10 a.m. to 13 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 10 a.m. to 13 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 19 p.m.
Thursday Open from 10 a.m. to 13 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 a.m. to 13 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10 a.m. to 13 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Closed on Saturdays
Opening hours from September 01 to September 30, 2024
Tuesday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Thursday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Sunday Open from 13 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September, European Heritage Days: from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Opening hours from October 19 to November 03, 2024
Tuesday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Thursday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 13 p.m. to 17 p.m.
Sunday Open from 13 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Closed on Saturday October 26: Giant Cluedo at the Governor's House
Prices Min. Max.
Individual adult
4.5 € -
Individual adult – Reduced
3 € -
Adult group – Preferential rate
3.5 € -

Good deal: Multisite Advantage

You will be able to benefit from a reduction offer to visit the Governor's House if you have an entrance ticket to one of these four visiting sites:

Learn more about this offer

  • Access for disabled
  • Elevator
  • Benefit – Fully Covered
  • Shop
  • Free tour
  • Welcoming groups
  • Animaux non admis
  • Air-conditioning
  • Heating
  • Wi-Fi / Internet
Open. Closes at 17:00 p.m.
1 castle street
12270 Najac
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A playful and educational scenography

The permanent exhibition endeavors to explain and highlight landscape entities, history and human occupation, the medieval town planning of castle towns, rescued and Bastides, and architecture of the Country of art and history of the Bastides of Rouergue.

In this old merchant building XNUMXth, XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries, let yourself be told the history of the territory thanks to a playful scenographic route. Short films, sound documents evoking the history of the Governor's House, stories, interactive terminal, models and various old objects animate the course. You can even embark on a game of giant goose!

After surveying the ground map of the territory, let yourself be transported to the four rooms to discover the identity of the Land of art and history of the Bastides du Rouergue.

Booklets-games available free of charge at the reception allow young visitors between the ages of 8 and 12 to explore the exhibition in a different way.


West Aveyron Tourism
Exhibition "L'Envers des images" at the Governor's House

Governor's House: a diversified program

Throughout the year, the Maison du Gouverneur offers temporary exhibitions, international conferences and animations outside the walls on all the communes of the Country of art and history of the Bastides of Rouergue. You can also participate in exploratory visits, met, site visits et workshops..

The Interpretation Center is also an ideal playground and teaching ground for schoolchildren.

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