Le Monastère des Augustines in Old Quebec

Le Monastere des Augustines in Old Quebec City

Last Updated on March 9, 2021 by Pamela

Religious Site

LE MONASTÈRE DES AUGUSTINES

This beautiful 17th-century monastery was founded by the Augustinian sisters who arrived in New France (now Quebec City) in 1639. Tasked with carrying for the health and well being of the colonists and Indigenous peoples of the area, the Augustines established the first hospital, Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, which is still in operation today.

A little over 375 years after its founding, Monastère des Augustines went through an extensive renovation, turning the aging monastery into an award-winning wellness retreat. Today, the monastery features a museum, archives, wellness workshops, an auberge, and a healthy restaurant.

During the holiday season, concerts are held in the chapel. Visit the monastery’s website for more information.

COVID UPDATE: As of March 9, 2021, most regions in Quebec (with the exception of Montreal and its surrounding regions) are now orange zone, with a 9:30pm – 5am curfew. Restaurants will now be open for dine-in (with restrictions), as well as gyms, museums, shops, and salons. Bars remain closed. Travel to Quebec at this time is not advisable. In the meantime, I hope you will utilize this site for travel inspiration and future travel planning!

ADDRESS:

77, rue des Remparts • Old Quebec City

418-694-1639 or 1-844-694-1639

GETTING THERE:

Take bus 11 or 25 to stop #1140 Hôtel-Dieu, walk down to the corner of Côte du Palais and rue des Remparts and turn right. Monastère des Augustines is on the right.

You can also walk to the entrance on rue Charlevoix, which is just off Côte du Palais, towards Chez Ashton and rue Saint-Jean.

OPEN:

Daily 10am–5pm

MUSEUM TOURS:

$10.50 CAD self-guided or $15 CAD guided

AUBERGE:

Rooms start at $80 CAD per person, per night. Book here.


An Augustine sister
Walking through Monastère des Augustines in Old Quebec City
Apothecary at the museum in Le Monastère des Augustines in Old Quebec City.
Search the archives for Quebec ancestors at this monastery/wellness centre!
Chapel at the monastery in Old Quebec City
Monastère des Augustines in Old Quebec City

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Pamela

Hello, I'm Pamela! I'm a travel and food writer, chocolat chaud addict, an anglophone who prefers life in Quebec. When I'm not working on Urban Guide Quebec, I am writing for Quebec City Tourism, updating guidebooks for Michelin, and writing freelance! There's a good chance I'm planning my next Quebec road trip, got tips?

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