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Gain invaluable insight into Quebec history with a trip to Pole Culturel du Monastere des Ursulines, a museum dedicated to the monastery and school established in 1639 by a group of Ursuline Nuns. The monastery acted as a kind of finishing school for young French girls from its inception. Considered the oldest teaching center in the Americas, the museum displays a host of artifacts belonging to the nuns, including relics from old classrooms and a collection of rare books that can be consulted for no charge by patrons. Don’t leave without seeing the picturesque convent gardens, which were kept secret from the city for almost four centuries but now are open to the public. Take a look at our Quebec City road trip planning website to schedule your visit to Pole Culturel du Monastere des Ursulines and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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Request a guide, which they provide if sufficiently staffed, and you'll get lots more info than on your own. The museum is especially interesting for the way the Ursulines approached the education..... more
Request a guide, which they provide if sufficiently staffed, and you'll get lots more info than on your own. The museum is especially interesting for the way the Ursulines approached the education..... more »
In the last 28 year prepandemic, we would visit Old Quebec at least once a year and we’re always been busy with outdoor activities and good food! But today is cold and warrants an indoor activity...
In the last 28 year prepandemic, we would visit Old Quebec at least once a year and we’re always been busy with outdoor activities and good food! But today is cold and warrants an indoor activity... more »
In this chapel you will find the graves of Montcalm and the woman who founded the order of nuns here in the 17th Century. This church is very old and is tastefully decorated. Free to enter.
In this chapel you will find the graves of Montcalm and the woman who founded the order of nuns here in the 17th Century. This church is very old and is tastefully decorated. Free to enter. more »
Wonderful place to learn history of Quebec from a unique perspective. We had a spontaneous ‘tour’ from the attendant/docent. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, the docent’s stories made the visit, the best part of our wander around old Quebec!
Very nice, small museum focusing on the role of the Ursulines in educating young woman in the early days of Quebec City and beyond. Interesting view into the lives of these young women who attended the monastery, some as boarders and some looking to join the order. Be sure to visit the lovely chapel across the street. The original monastery building appears to be there (also it burned a couple of times). Continue down to the school (ecole) to see. We walked into the courtyard as well.
We happened upon this chapel while walking around Old Quebec, and was glad we had. The collection of pre-french revolution paintings hung in the chapel for the public are worth the stop as is a glimpse into the Sisters Choir chapel. This side chapel has no access to the public but appears to have beautiful stained glass windows, gilded carved wood and spectacular dome. A quiet, bight and holy space, away from the hordes or tourists.
Stopped by the chapel just in time to see rehearsal for that evening's event. Lovely music. The museum was really interesting. To learn about the women that attended the school and the nuns that worked there. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable.
The way that the nunnery and the school's history is interwoven with the city is just amazing. If you can, please take the guided tour.
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