An Adventure within
In 1639, three French Augustine nuns stepped ashore in Quebec, where they founded the first hospital in North America north of Mexico. This historic convent, restored and expanded to a unique design, was transformed into a museum, archival centre and experiential lodging, all under one roof. Visitors will have the exceptional opportunity of reliving the history of this superb site thanks to an innovative architectural concept combining past and present. They’ll be immersed in its calm atmosphere right from the moment they step through the doors, a truly modern experience in itself in this all-new heritage complex devoted to global health.
As you stroll through rooms with permanent displays of rare and impressive objects and manuscripts, you’ll learn about the history of the Augustine nuns of Quebec, how they cared for the sick, their community life and their spiritual beliefs.
In the temporary exhibition room, you can explore other themes related to the history of the twelve convent-hospitals founded by the Augustines.
In the multipurpose rooms, enjoy avant-garde activities revolving around culture and global health. There will be daily events, workshops, lectures, roundtable discussions, concerts and special events for visitors, whether they’re here for a few hours or a few days.
Le Monastère des Augustines archive Centre, open by appointment, will house treasures – a full linear kilometre of historic books and other documents – accessible to anyone interested in tracing the development of Quebec society.
You can also dine in the refectory restaurant. And don’t miss the gift shop!
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You can sleep in one of the 65 historic cells used by the Augustine nuns, which have been converted into rooms with either an authentic or contemporary decor.