Pole Culturel du Monastere des Ursulines, Quebec City

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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  • This museum should not be missed. It is a beautiful history of the sisters who came in the 17th century to educate girls, indiginous and french.  more »
  • The church on its own is worth the visit, but at 1pm you can buy tickets ($10 each) to have a behind the scenes tour of the cloisters. Until last year these were closed to public viewing and with the....  more »
  • Loved learning about the monastery where my grandma went to boarding school. Such interesting history and artifacts. I really got an idea of what everyday life was like for her at the monetary thanks to this museum.
  • The story of the nuns and sister Marie is absolutely amazing. See the museum and the center.

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