Château du Bosc – Demeure de Toulouse-Lautrec
An exceptional family residence, this richly furnished medieval castle gave Toulouse-Lautrec the assets to become one of the most famous painters of the XNUMXth century. The artist is still present there through drawings, posters and lithographs.
Former keep built by Bérenger du Bosc in 1180, it became a medieval fortress with moats and drawbridges, pepperbox towers, arrow slits and cannons, until the painter's grandmother, Countess Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec born Gabrielle d'Imbert du Bosc, transformed in the middle of the XNUMXth century , the austere defense castle in one welcoming family home, while retaining the Renaissance parts of the building.
Although dead in 1901, the artist is still there through a set of children's drawings, personal objects, posters, lithographs and photographs. This family castle is also rich in memories, like the measuring rod which measured all the members of the family from 1850.
The guided tours tell you about the life of his ancestors, nobility of the sword all officers in the King's armies, the memories of the painter's youth and his holidays at Le Bosc until 1900.
The monument houses splendid Aubusson tapestries from the XNUMXth century, which retrace the exploits of Alexander the Great, as well as XNUMXth century greenery and grisailles by Sauvage, painter to the Court of Marie-Antoinette.
The castle is listed in the inventory of Historic Monuments.
In 2003, his pleasure garden has been registered with theGeneral inventory of cultural heritage : it presents in particular two remarkable species of Aveyron that you can discover while strolling in the park.
Average duration of the guided tour: 1 hour / Last visit 1 hour before closing
Hike from the castle - 1 hour
Guided tours offered all year round, even out of season.
No free visit is possible in our establishment.
Info Covid: All measures are implemented to welcome you safely.
Minimum group size: 15 person(s)
Maximum group size: 50 person(s)
- For all
|Individual adult guided tour - Individual adult guided tour
|Individual child guided tour - Child from 7 to 12 years old accompanied
|Individual adult guided tour - Occ'Ygène Card, solo rate
|Individual adult guided tour - Occ'Ygène Card, family rate, per adult.
|Adult group guided tour
|Guided tour group children / person (schools and leisure centers)
|Individual adult - Ambassadors of Aveyron
Activities on site
- Workshop for adults
- Hiking trails
- Temporary exhibitions