Located in Camjac in Aveyron, the CHATEAU DU BOSC is Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec ‘s family home. The painter spent much of his childhood there and, later when adult, his summer holidays. This place has kept the print of these moments of life and the print of History too. Indeed, located 2 miles from the National 88, Toulouse-Lyon, known as the Silver Road and on the “Route des Comtes de Toulouse”, the castle is mentioned as far as the end of the 12th century. The old fortress was first built to protect the Viaur valley from invaders. it was partly burnt and destroyed then rebuilt in the end of the 15th century.
The land of the BOSC has always remained in the same family, the d’IMBERT du BOSC. They were all officers in the King’s service, and derived much of their power from a faithful support to the French monarchy. The male line of this family came to an end in the 19th century.
The castle then passed to the TOULOUSE-LAUTREC’s family by marriage, and was transformed into a family home through the countess Gabrielle de TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, the painter's paternal grandmother. The painter died without issue. The residence ended up to his cousins, the TAPIÉ of CÉLEYRAN, until Nicole the painter’s great grand cousin died on August 12, 2016 at 91.
"We all have pencil sickness"
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec