In the heart of the village of Najac, push open the doors of the Governor's house. 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
Entirely 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.
Listed in 1922, 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.
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.
A diversified program
Throughout the year, the Governor's house 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.
Right now at the Governor's house
From April 1 to November 6, 2022, the Governor's house is hosting the “Medieval cuisine” exhibition. Flavors, utensils, furniture and customs of yesteryear will be fully revealed to you.