Creating the Life you Want

The best adventure you can experience is to live a life specifically tailored to you. The most courageous thing you can do is dive deep within yourself to figure out what you love, and then dare to experience it. The 21st-century adventurer is no longer someone who travels around the world, but rather someone who looks inside themselves and creates a life that reflects them. But why is it so hard to simply be ourselves and own up to our desires?

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A Hospital to Serve an Entire Region: The Hôtel-Dieu de Gaspé

Over the past weeks, many of you have probably gone on vacation, and others are likely preparing to get away one last time before fall. While some will fly to their destination, others have decided to explore Quebec and the wonderful scenery of its different regions. You don’t need to travel far for an adventure, whether it’s with your significant other, friends, or entire family. Gaspésie is always a popular destination during the summer season because of its various tourist attractions, enchanting views, and beautiful nature, which is perfect for outdoor activities.

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Meditative Handpan Concert

Francis Leclerc et handpan

On September 20, 2019, Le Monastère will welcome Francis Leclerc for a meditative handpan concert. The sounds and vibrations played by the percussionist are sure to create a unique moment of deep relaxation in Le Monastère’s vaults, which date back to 1695. Discover the musician and his instrument in the following video excerpt.

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Simplicity

For decades, advances in technology and economic growth have led us to transform our ways of life. Despite all the positive aspects of this growth, studies show that collectively, our level of stress and anxiety continues to increase, and our hectic pace of life always give us an impression of lacking time.

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Behind the Scenes at the Museum: Optimizing Preservation Conditions

In 2018-2019, the Archives Centre and the Museum Storage Facility at Le Monastère des Augustines received financial assistance from the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Museum Assistance Program (MAP) to optimize storage conditions for collections and archives. Many storage structures were installed, which freed up space while improving the quality of the storage conditions.

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A preference for simplicity at Le Monastère

When the monastery of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec was rehabilitated, the artisans had a real consensus about the way the building should be; the old wings were the first thing where they focussed their work. Naturally, the highlight of the Augustinians architectural legacy was guided by their intangible, social and spiritual heritage.

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Lobster and Asparagus Charlotte

During the month of June, asparagus and lobster season are in full swing in Québec. To make the most of these two delicious, seasonal and local ingredients, why not enjoy a tasty blend of the two? Jean-Mathieu Leclerc, Chef at Le Monastère’s Restaurant, has provided this delicious lobster and asparagus charlotte recipe. It’s a fresh recipe showcasing Québec products!

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