Quebec City Sights

Chapelle des Ursulines (Ursuline Chapel)

  • 2 rue du Parloir Map It
  • Upper Town
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 10/26/2015

Fodor's Review

Founded in 1639, the Couvent des Ursulines is the oldest institution of learning for women in North America. Its chapel is where French general Louis-Joseph Montcalm was buried after he died in the 1759 battle that decided the fate of New France. It also houses the finest examples of woodcarving anywhere in Québec, gilded by the nuns themselves. In 2001, Montcalm's remains were transferred to rest with those of his soldiers at the Hôpital Général de Québec's cemetery, at 260 boulevard Langelier. The exterior of the Ursuline Chapel was rebuilt in 1902, but the interior contains the original chapel, which took sculptor Pierre-Noël Levasseur from 1726 to 1736 to complete. Girls still study academics with the Ursulines, who are also famous for their handmade lace.

Sight Information

Address:

2 rue du Parloir, Québec City, Québec, G1R 4M5, Canada

Map It

Phone:

418-694–0694

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Chapel May–Oct., Tues.–Sat. 10–11:30 and 1:30–4:30, Sun. 1:30–4:30

Published 10/26/2015

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