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!
Every month, an object from the heritage bequest by the Augustinian community is selected by the museum storage facility and archives center teams. Featured this month: a religious statuette from the 17th or 18th century.
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.
Springtime is often synonymous with renewal and is a pivotal time for some. It is an opportunity to start over, inspired by the awakening nature and warm weather. Spending more time enjoying the fresh air, taking care of your health and adopting healthy habits are resolutions that this beautiful season helps us make. This spring, why not spend time for your well-being in a setting conducive to relaxation and being with your inner self? Did you know that Le Monastère is the ideal destination for wellness?
Our chef Jean-Mathieu Leclerc created a simple and succulent recipe you can make for your guests as an appetizer: roasted beetroot mousse and goat cheese canapés. It’s a colourful recipe that is good for your health.
Every month, an object from the heritage bequest by the Augustinian community is selected by the museum storage facility and archives center teams. Featured this month: a book written by Pierre-François-Xavier de Charlevoix, Histoire de la Nouvelle-France: Journal d’un voyage fait par ordre du roi dans l’Amérique Septentrionale, tome III, 1744. On November 14, 1823, the Hôpital géneral de Québec received this book as a gift from Mademoiselle de Saint-Ours, a resident and benefactress of the institution.
Le Monastère wants to pamper moms during Mother’s Day weekend, from May 10 to 12. Here are the surprises we have in store!
Every month, an object from the heritage bequest by the Augustinian community is selected by the museum storage facility and archives center teams. Featured this month: Indigenous boxes.
As part of the Manif d’art 9 – La biennale de Québec, the Monastère des Augustines has the privilege of exhibiting an original work by Marianne Nicolson, a British Columbia artist from the Dzawada’enuxw First Nation. Called Walasida Paxala: The Great Healer, the work is a great example of the process of updating the indigenous cultures’ visual and symbolic languages.
With Mother’s Day approaching, are you looking for a great way to spend quality mother-daughter time? Here is a suggestion that is both original and memorable: a mother-daughter retreat in an enchanting location at the heart of Old Quebec. A true adventure awaits at Le Monastère des Augustines, a nearly four-centuries-old haven of peace whose Zen ambiance and incredible beauty are sure to charm you.