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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A painter of importance: Frère Luc

Art lovers may be surprised to learn that there are works by famous painters in the Monastère des Augustines’ collection. One of these painters was Claude François, better known as Frère Luc (1614-1685). Let’s see in detail one of his works that can be discovered as part of the thematic visit Fine Arts at Le Monastère des Augustines, and see why Frère Luc is an important figure in Quebec art history.

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5 Parks for Meditating in Old Quebec

Plaines d'Abraham

Have you ever meditated outdoors? Doing it surrounded by nature while the wind gently rocks you is nothing short of a magical experience. What could be more enchanting than relaxing in one of the many parks of Old Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Le Monastère des Augustines has five parks to suggest for your next meditation session in Old Quebec this summer!

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Self-fulfilment

In a personal desire to improve and mature, we sometimes tend to want to correct what we consider faults. Many cultural and social factors prompt us to eliminate our weaknesses so that we become what is called “the best version of ourselves.” However, focusing on areas for improvement, we miss an essential key to growth.

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New Architecture and Fine Arts Themed Tours

As of June 22, 2019, Le Monastère would like to invite you to experience two new guided tours, one on architecture and another on fine arts. These tours will help you discover the enchanting Le Monastère in a whole new light, and immerse yourself in its history and culture, which is very much alive.

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