THE GOVERNOR’S HOUSE, NAJAC

Centre of Interpretation of Architecture and Heritage of the Bastide Towns of Rouergue

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RDV A LA MAISON DU GOUVERNEUR

RDV A LA MAISON DU GOUVERNEUR

Les Journées Européennes du Patrimoine à la Maison du Gouverneur.

Découvrez l’histoire de la Maison du Gouverneur, cette demeure médiévale de riches marchands lors de visites commentées à 11h (samedi, dimanche) et 15h (dimanche). Soyez les bienvenus à la table du Gouverneur lors d’une dégustation de mets médiévaux préparés par les Délices de l’Histoire, des quiz, jeux et mise en pratique de l’art de la table au Moyen Âge…
Venez découvrir lors de médiation postée l’œuvre artistique de Didier Trenet « Giganta Boccafort et le Siège de l’Éternité à venir » mise en place sur les abords de la Maison du Gouverneur (dimanche).

Le programme complet des JEP sur l’ensemble des communes du Pays d’art et d’histoire est disponible sur ce lien:
http://www.bastidesdurouergue.fr/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/prog-JdP-2022.pdf

Samedi 17 septembre de 10h à 18h (sans interruption) tarif : 2.5€
Dimanche 18 septembre de 10h à 18h (sans interruption) tarif: gratuit
Maison du Gouverneur – CIAP
Renseignements : 05 65 81 94 47

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EN FAMILLE OU ENTRE AMIS…

EN FAMILLE OU ENTRE AMIS…

Jeu de piste
Les aventure du Chevalier Carotte à la Maison du Gouverneur.

Envie de relever un défi en famille? Chevalier Carotte vous accompagne pour une chasse au trésor dans la Maison du Gouverneur. Il connaît quelques secrets de la maison mais l’un d’entre eux lui résiste : le trésor des marchands… Au 13e siècle, les riches propriétaires ont caché leur richesse quelque part dans cette demeure. Bien qu’elle ait subi beaucoup de changements au fil des siècles, qu’elle ait été abandonnée, puis reconstruite et restaurée, l’emplacement du trésor est toujours resté secret. Aidez le à le retrouver !! !

Les mercredis de septembre, aux horaires d’ouverture, durée : 1h, tarifs: 2€/enfant, 4€/adulte
Avec une récompense pour chaque participant,
Renseignements : 05 65 81 94 47.
Maison du Gouverneur – CIAP, Najac

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EXPOSITION TEMPORAIRE

EXPOSITION TEMPORAIRE

La Maison du Gouverneur en chantier.
Du 15 juillet au 06 novembre 2022.
Maison du Gouverneur, Centre d’Interprétation de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Najac

Demeure des 13e et 15e siècles, la Maison du Gouverneur a fait l’objet d’un important chantier de restauration, qui débuta en 1996 pour se terminer en 2019 par sa réhabilitation en Centre d’Interprétation.

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EXPOSITION TEMPORAIRE

EXPOSITION TEMPORAIRE

La cuisine médiévale.
Du 01 avril au 06 novembre 2022.
Maison du Gouverneur, Centre d’Interprétation de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Najac

En nous invitant à la table du Moyen Âge, l’exposition nous entraîne dans un univers sensoriel et symbolique aux mille saveurs…

A la table des seigneurs, le service est un véritable spectacle qui se déroule selon un rituel très codifié. Préparation des repas, ustensiles et mobilier, la différence entre la cuisine du rustre et celle du seigneur est également très marquée. C’est cet univers que l’exposition vous invite à découvrir à travers une riche iconographie et différents outils pédagogiques qui vous permettront de « dresser la table » et de mettre au défi votre odorat…

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Historique

The Governor’s house

Located in the heart of the castral village of Najac, this medieval residence of wealthy merchants of the 13th and 15th centuries, completely renovated between 2017 and 2019, now houses the Centre of Interpretation of Architecture and Heritage (CIAP) of the Pays d’art et d’histoire des Bastides du Rouergue and offers breathtaking views of the royal fortress and the landscapes of Najac.

The permanent exhibition developing in this exceptional house aims to explain and highlight the rich heritage of the territory.

The CIAP also offers temporary exhibitions, conferences and events outside the walls in all the municipalities of le Pays d’art et d’histoire des Bastides du Rouergue (exploratory visits, meetings, site or workshop visits, etc.). It also welcomes schools throughout the year during visits or heritage workshops.

 

What is a ciap ?

A Centre d’Interprétation de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine (CIAP) is a local cultural establishment with the aim of making all audiences (young people, inhabitants and visitors) aware of the architecture and heritage of a country of art and history.

The visit of the Governor’s House – CIAP will allow you to discover the richness and diversity of the heritage of the Pays d’art et d’histoire and will give you the keys to understanding the history and evolution of this territory.

The scenographic itinerary combines films, sound documents evoking the history of the Governor’s House (Murmures de murs…) , tales, an interactive station, a game of giant goose, models of ancient objects.

 

Le Pays d’art et d’histoire des Bastides du Rouergue

Created in 1985, the label «Ville ou Pays d’art et d’histoire» is awarded, by the Minister of Culture, after the opinion of the National Council of Villes et Pays d’art et d’histoire, to municipalities or groups of municipalities that engage in a policy of awareness, the quality of the heritage, architecture and living environment.

The Department of Architecture and Heritage is responsible for implementing, in the six municipalities of the Pays d’art et d’histoire of the Bastides du Rouergue, the agreement signed in 1992 with the Ministry of Culture, proposing meetings throughout the year, animations, guided tours.

CONTACT

Pays d’art et d’histoire des Bastides du Rouergue
Association des Bastides du Rouergue
Heritage House/ Old Baths-Showers

Quai de la Sénéchaussée
12200 Villefranche-de-Rouergue
Tél. +33 5 65 45 74 63 / +33 6 14 48 48 55
www.bastidesdurouergue.fr

 

architectural History

The architectural history of the Governor’s House begins in the 13th century, and incorporates the various additions from the 15th to the 18th centuries. Thus, upon arriving in the Governor’s House from the castle street, the visitor goes back in time from the 21st to the 13th century.
For its rehabilitation project, the simple and bare architecture of the Governor’s House, which has survived time and continues to impose itself by its volumes, has been respected, keeping the building untouched by any heavy and irredeemable intervention that would obscure its history.

The architectural construction leaves the walls «bare», devoid of modern elements (insulation, etc.), which allows us to keep a reading of the built heritage and to understand its constructive system.
The scenographic discourse, meanwhile, is twofold: it tells the story of the Bastides in their context, as well as that of the building.
The scenographic furniture is «mobile» as was the furniture of the Middle Ages, a period during which the lords travelled with their furniture.

Modern visual and sound scenographic tools, allow the walls of this building to tell you the stories of the past, the present, and an immersion in the history of the Rouergue.

THE bastides OF THE rouergue

Najac

Defended by a powerful fortress controlling the Aveyron valley, the village of Najac was one of the main towns of Rouergue during the medieval period.

Villefranche de Rouergue

Founded in 1252, the bastide was a city of power whose economy was flourishing, as evidenced by its urban scale and the quality of its architecture.

La Bastide-l'Evêque

Overlooking the gorges of Aveyron and Lézert, along which were placed tilt hammers, intended to beat copper, is La Bastide-l’Évêque. This bastide was founded in 1280 by the bishop of Rodez in order to compete with Villefranche-de-Rouergue.
On the neighbouring plateaux, remains the sanctuary town (which is a town that built around a church) of Saint-Salvadou, which is a dependency of the Benedictine abbey of La Chaise-Dieu in the 11th century, as well as the former seigneurial fief of Vabre, which served as a refuge during the Hundred Years War.

Sauveterre-de-Rouergue

Founded on a plateau of Ségala in the 13th century by the royal administration, the bastide is distinguished by a regular plan organized around a vast square lined with cutlery.

Rieupeyroux

Founded shortly after the Year Mil by the Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Martial de Limoges, a sanctuary town of Rieupeyroux guaranteed its inhabitants an indispensable spiritual security in order to develop agricultural activities and economic exchanges.

Villeneuve-d'Aveyron

As the gateway to the Causse, the small medieval town that combines a Romanesque-era sanctuary town with a 13th-century bastide was an important stop for pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela.

grands sites occitanie

Grands Sites Occitanie

The «Grands Sites de Midi-Pyrénées» brand was launched in July 2008 by the Midi-Pyrénées region. Following the merger of the Midi-Pyrénées region with Languedoc-Roussillon, the brand adapted to the new name of the region and became «Grands Sites Occitanie».

« Vos plus belles histoires naissent ici. »

The «Grand Site de Midi-Pyrénées» brand was launched in July 2008 by the Midi-Pyrénées Region. Following the merger of the Midi-Pyrénées region with Languedoc-Roussillon, the brand adapted to the new name of the region and became «Grand Site Occitanie».

Almost 85% of the tourists who visit the region pass through one of these Grand Sites. There are about 30 million tourists every year. The objective of the «Grand Site Occitanie » label is to promote the heritage, cultural, natural and historical sites of the region and to strengthen their tourist attractiveness. In this sense, investments are made for the enhancement of heritage, the quality of host infrastructure, and the preservation of the sites’ environment.

The appellation « Bastides et Gorges de l’Aveyron » includes the communes of Najac, Villefranche-de-Rouergue and Villeneuve. Since the beginning of 2019, Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val and Caylus have joined the scheme.

The Grands Sites Occitanie / Sud de France is a unique collection illustrating the best of our region around remarkable heritage, cultural, natural or historical riches.

From the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean, Occitanie reveals itself through the detour of 40 unmissable places, majestic, authentic, wild or legendary.

 

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