Château du Bosc
Château du Bosc
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The childhood home of Toulouse-Lautrec.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Chris H
Yorba Linda, CA1,875 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
We stumbled upon this interesting “museum” on our drive from Avignon to Vaison La Romaine. It was close to lunchtime and we thought it might be a pretty Chateau to visit with our picnic. My husband saw “motorcycle and bike museum” and we were soon buying tickets. The gentleman there owns the place and makes his own wine, which we did not sample. We paid the entrance fee and walked the grounds and inside. A very impressive collection of antique bikes and motorcycles along with some film and historical information that unfortunately for us was only in French. Nonetheless we enjoyed our hour here and would recommend if you are in the area and enjoy motorbikes and bikes! Also there is a MIG airplane and one other French military plane you can look at on your visit along with interesting art displayed throughout the property!
Written September 25, 2021
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PM6
Fremantle, Australia258 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Friends
Authenticity is always moving and inspiring. To be in the house where Lautrec grew up, played, drew pictures on walls and his descendants still walking the hallways as you have this privileged insight into a truly fascinating man is very hard to beat.
A superb guide who generously gave her first tour in English was friendly and welcoming. There was a very comfortable feel of being let into someone's home with even an invitation to play the gorgeous piano once played by Lautrec himself.
This chateau is full of warmth, history and a moving insight into the short but dynamic life of one of the worlds great artists.
Do go.
Written July 5, 2014
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Merci pour votre très bonne note et votre commentaire bien sympa
Written March 29, 2020
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HjbToulouse
Toulouse, France89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Family
The French really do know how to create atmosphere and interest in Museums and art galleries.

Chateau Bosc is a wonderful contribution to the genre.

The descriptions of the place will tell you all you need to know about the situation, history and contents. What will surprise you is the charm of the house, its contents and inhabitants. Our guide was a descendant of Toulouse-Lautrec whose family home this is. At over 90 years she managed the stairs and questions without a twitch of tiredness or boredom. She obviously loves the place and that comes over to the visitor.

This remains a real home with real inhabitants, unlike the somewhat sterile and frozen atmosphere of many UK National Trust houses.

Do visit you will not be dissapointed.
Written September 12, 2015
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Merci pour votre très bonne note et votre commentaire bien sympa
Written March 29, 2020
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Pepperman92
Keller, TX102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
As far as Chateaus go this one is far from the most impressive I've seen. The exterior is not in great shape, the gardens are not very impressive, and the structure is really not that interesting. But if you are going here it's probably not because of the building but rather because of who lived there - Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. What made this a very worthwhile trip was the excellent guide I had who had a wealth of information and stories about the family history of the owners of the Chateau. As there was only one guide who spoke English I had to wait for a while until a previous tour was finished but it was worth the wait.

One thing I was disappointed in is you are not allowed to take photos of the interior of the building.

To summarize, if you are already in the area or are a Toulouse Lautrec fan than this is a worthwhile place to visit. I would not recommend driving too far out of your way though just on the merits of the structure itself.
Written May 29, 2017
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Written March 29, 2020
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Jean-Marc J
London, England, United Kingdom89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
This quintessential French Chateau was one of the country retreats of the Counts of Toulouse-Lautrec. The most famous member of this family was the Impressionist painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and many memorabilia of the family and painter are hosted here. This is part historic home and part museum with many letters, photos and artefacts from Henri's early life. Indeed le Bosc was one of his favourite retreats in childhood. Some of his early sketches in charcoal are still preserved on the plaster walls of the Orangerie.
Written January 29, 2016
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Written March 29, 2020
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Lynne B
Birmingham, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Friends
I've visited Ch de Bosc several times and enjoyed it... one of the childhood summer homes of Toulouse l'Autrec.... especially the very personal and spirited tours of the painter's great neice... my French is OK. But a recent visit with non-French speakers was made even better by the presence of a young guide who spoke excellent English and whose delivery and participation in the tour was so engaging. In addition to giving the standard information I'd gleaned from earlier tours, he encouraged questions and answered them with interest ... not just as though he'd learned the script and was reciting by heart. If you go ... and are an English speaker and listen to this tour... make sure to ask about the very large trap in the fire-place of the formal dining room!
Written August 19, 2015
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Written March 29, 2020
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Charmian W
London, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
We arrived, like most visitors I suspect, expecting to learn about Toulouse Lautrec, but it turned out to be such a delightful place, so full of history that the artistic connection is almost a footnote. The guided tour was excellent and our very patient guide was incredibly patient as we walked our curious 15-month-old around the various treasures. We had a picnic lunch in the grounds, which are beautiful. It's not the most showy stately home, but it is one of the best family outings we have enjoyed.
Written August 29, 2017
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Written March 29, 2020
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Paul F
105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
Arrived without appointment and were treated to an excellent tour and I learnt so much more about the artist and his heritage. The Chateau was an interesting building and so were the artefacts. A small café supplied coffee while we waited for our tour.
Written August 14, 2017
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Written March 29, 2020
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Jim G
Portland, OR10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
We arrived unannounced and was told there was no English language tour guide available. But by waiting for another group to finish, their guide was willing to stay to take our group of six around. If possible, arrange the tour ahead of time, it is worth it to get the details of what the house contains and its role in Toulouse-Lautrec's early life.
Written May 22, 2017
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Written March 29, 2020
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Jenny L
Twickenham, UK316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
This is the house where Henri Toulouse spent a great deal of his youth (born in Albi nearby). He also convalesced here following the two falls which resulted in broken legs. His nursery has toys, puppet theatre, books etc. Great collection of family photos and sketches by Henri & other members of the family.
Written July 17, 2016
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Written March 29, 2020
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