The CHATEAU DU BOSC, located in Camjac in Aveyron, between Albi and Rodez, is the home of the painter Henri TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. He spent much of his childhood there and, later, his summers with family. The place bears the traces of these moments of life but also of the passage of the great History. Indeed, located 3 km from the National 88, Toulouse-Lyon, known as “Route d'Argent” and in the circuit of the “Route des Comtes de Toulouse”, the castle is mentioned at the end of the 12th century. Old fortress intended first to protect the Viaur valley, it was partially destroyed and rebuilt in the 15th century.
The land of the BOSC has remained from the outset in the same family, the IMBERTs of the BOSC, officers in the service of the King, loyal to the legitimate monarchy. The family died out in the 19th century.
By marriage, the castle then passed to TOULOUSE-LAUTREC and was transformed into a family home by Countess Gabrielle de TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, the painter's paternal grandmother. This last having no descendant, the residence will return to his cousins, the TAPIÉ of CÉLEYRAN, and will remain there until the sad death, on August 12, 2016, of Nicole, the great-grand-niece of the painter.
"We all have pencil sickness"
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec