Pole Culturel du Monastere des Ursulines

Top 2% of attractions in Quebec City
8 / 10

5 expert reviews

“Founded in 1639, the Couvent des Ursulines is the oldest institution of learning for women in North America.”

– Fodor's

Frommer's Frommer's
"Marie de l'Incarnation arrived in Québec City in 1639, and her Ursuline convent, originally built as a girls' school in 1642, is North America's oldest. The chapel is significant for the..." Full review
Fodor's Fodor's
"The former residence of Madame de la Peltrie, the laywoman who helped found the convent, is now a museum providing an informative perspective on the Ursuline nuns." Full review
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
1 Star
"Each aspect of the boarder's lives is documented (arrival, education, acquisition of knowledge, art and music) by moving testimonials and assorted artefacts. " Full review
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
1 Star
"Founded in 1641 by Madame de la Peltrie and Marie Guyart, the monastery is the oldest educational institution for young women in North America and still in operation today." Full review