The neo-gothic pavilion of the Château de Scopont, from the Romantic period, is unique in France and classified as a Historic Monument.
Located within the domain of the Castle of Scopont, which also includes a 12.5 ha park with trees, an Orangery, a former Sawmill, the Pavilion was designed and built by the Marquis Joseph-Léonard de Castellane, in honor of his ancestor the Marquis of Castellane, Boniface, troubadour at the court of Charles d'Anjou.
Military scholar, city councillor in Toulouse under Louis XVIII, the Marquis de Castellane was the founder of the archaeological society of the South of France.
The columns, Romanesque and Gothic decorations and capitals of the Pavilion served as a source for the reconstruction of part of the Jacobin Cloister in Toulouse in the 1960s. The statue of the Holy Woman, the sculptures, carvings, bas-reliefs, friezes, epitaphs were entrusted to the Musée des Augustins de Toulouse.
The rebirth of the Pavilion
Today the owner of the Castle, the one who saved it from abandonment and ruin, Bernard d'Ingrando wishes to give it back, with his association "La Renaissance du Château de Scopont", its former luster.
"The pavilion of Maurens-Scopont has a first-rate historical value. However, its artistic dimension can only be revealed to everyone on condition that its decorations are returned to it. We would like to restore the neo-gothic pavilion to its original state before dismantling the elements taken by the city of Toulouse for the reconstruction of the Jacobins cloister. This condition can be met by making casts of the elements that have joined the public collections. This would set up a new stage in the pavilion's strange destiny, that of reconstruction, which will allow this small jewel of Art History to be opened to a national and international clientele passing through Toulouse in search of this type of discovery. Finally, we wish to twin these two monuments, pavilion and cloister of the Jacobins and thus promote the historical-cultural relationship between the two sites Maurens-Scopont and Toulouse", he explains.
Today, the association "La Renaissance du Château de Scopont" wants to rebuild the neo-gothic pavilion exactly as it was before.
Castle and Pavilion of Scopont
Association " for the Renaissance of the Castle of Scopont
130, rue Achille Viadieu,
Phone : 06 75 23 49 70
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