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Explore these little-known of inaccessible hidden treasures of Québec City.
Hôtel-Dieu de Québec is the main place of prayer of the Augustinian sisters. It was rebuilt in 1799 using stones from the former palace of the intendant. A number of well-known artists and artisans have added their personal touch, including Thomas Baillairgé and Antoine Plamondon.
Point of interest: The Augustinian Nuns and the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec
The crypt is located in the middle of the foundations of the first church built in 1647. It is the final resting place of four governors of New France, bishops, archbishops, and other notable figures, including the some of the colony’s first pioneers, and perhaps even Samuel de Champlain himself.
Point of interest: Notre-Dame-de-Québec Cathedral-Basilica
The old Morrin College chemical laboratory is a beautiful place where Québec City’s amateur scientists once learned and shared together.
Point of interest: Morrin Centre
Point of interest: Séminaire de Québec
This “grand bishop’s” room features portraits of the archbishops of Québec.
Point of interest: Maison Chevalier
This beautiful workspace is a wonderful representation of the period when the Price Building was built.
Point of interest: The Price Building
This is one of Québec City’s truly exceptional sites. Like a page out of history, the library of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec bears witness to a time when the city’s intellectual elite gathered here to learn about the latest advances in the arts and sciences.
The Morrin Centre houses two cell blocks from the old Québec City prison. Its narrow confines tell us much about the lives of the prisoners and guards.
This memorial contains the Book of Remembrance recording the names of all the soldiers of the Royal 22nd Regiment killed in action since 1914. Every morning, a member of the military comes to the site and reads the names on one of the pages out loud.
Point of interest: The Citadel
This is one of the most impressive religious complexes in Québec. From the schoolyard, visit the beautiful courtyard and garden, distinctive stone hallway, and attic where the sisters keep their personal lockers. You can also visit the marvellous chapel.
Point of interest: Monastery of the Ursulines of Québec
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