10 Du Vallon East
Levis, QC G6V 9J3
Phone: (418) 835-5605
Fax: (418) 835-9054
10 Du Vallon East, Levis, QC, CA, G6V 9J3
- Phone: (418) 835-5605
- Fax: (418) 835-9054
Arts & Museums
Located within the Citadelle de Québec, Le Musée Royal 22e Régiment takes visitors on a journey into the military history of Quebec, highlighting the contributions and achievements of the 22e Régiment. Established by the members of the 22e Régiment, the museum opened its doors in 1950. The documents and artifacts exhibited here, shed deeper insight into the battles that the city has witnessed and the importance of this magnificent fortress. Tours around Le Musée Royal 22e Régiment will take you into 300 years of glorious history.
This small store in Quebec's Quartier Petit Champlain, is dedicated to showcasing marvelous creations by local sculptor Alain Flamand. Flamand, known for his detailed carvings of wood, has been delighting clients with beautiful wood-carved figurines for over 30 years. Each piece, handcrafted by Alain Flamand himself, has drawn inspirations from various sources: folklore, nature, wildlife, humans and others, but Quebec is the common theme running through all the sculptures.
La Masion Louis-Jolliet is the house of Louis-Jolliet who was the first European explorer to discover the Mississippi River. He lived here during his last years of his life. Today his house serves as the lower terminal of the Funiculaire du Vieux Quebec. The house reflects the adventures of Louis-Jolliet and his fellow explorers.
Located in the Quartier Petit Champlain, a short stroll away from the Vieux-Port, 5 Nations Indian art Gallery (Galerie d'art Indien 5 Nations) is a mandatory stop for anyone interested in Native art and history. The works of Native artists from ten different nations are shown here, and the objects in the gallery are representative of the Natives' history in Canada. Most of them are objects that Natives used in day-to-day life, such as incense burners, caribou bone jewelery, masks, and dream-catchers. The shop is a great place to buy a unique gift or souvenir. Call to check the gallery timings.
Located within the Place Royale, Musée de la Place Royale provides information on all area attractions while mounting its own exhibits. The centre overseen by Musée de la Civilisation is a good place to stop before exploring Place Royale, the Royal Battery, the Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church and Maison Chevalier. Armed with historical information, you can then make the most of your visit to Place Royale Interpretation Centre located in the historic area of Quebec City. Amongst a set of rotating exhibits, the permanent display at Musée de la Place Royale highlights the life and role of Samuel de Champlain in the establishment of the Place Royale.
Lambert Dumont was a merchant, who died at sea in 1691 but his house has made him eternal in the history of Quebec. The house which is located in Place Royale is now converted into a rocks and stones selling store, named Géomania. This beautiful stone house with a little red fence is sure to catch your eye as you walk down the streets of Place Royale.
Galerie d'Art Royale is located inside an old stone building on the corner of Saint Pierre street. The gallery houses some of the most beautiful collections of contemporary art and offers deals on shipping.
Galerie d'art du Château Frontenac is well-known for the best in contemporary art by Quebec artists. This gallery has been offering services for the last eighteen years now. The gallery exhibits the works of upcoming artists as well as those created by famous artists who passed away. Whether you're looking for something to adorn your home or simply adding to your prized collection, you're sure to find something suitable.
La Citadel de Québec, also known as the Citadelle of Quebec, is a fortress that stands as a prominent attraction with much historical relevance. Built between 1820 and 1850 by the French engineer Vauban, this star-shaped structure has Norman and French influences. The fort houses the Royal 22e Regiment, the French regiment of native forces that is a popular attraction today. It is also the official abode to the Governor General of Canada. There are buildings inside the citadel that have an array of collections and memorabilia from uniforms, photographs to drawings, weapons, documents and so on. You can also find here military prisons, magazines, museums and more exhibiting the history of this national site. Catch the grim beef-eaters do their majestic parade in the Guard ceremony held every morning. A must visit!
Museum of Civilization plays host to a wide variety of locally and internationally themed exhibitions. In a building that effortlessly combines ancient colonial architecture with ultramodern additions, visitors feast on bilingual exhibitions ranging from Xi'an, Eternal Capital, a multimedia exploration of the ancient Chinese city, to Encounter with the First Nations, which focuses on Quebec's Native Peoples. Guided tours are also available. Check the website to know more.
This popular museum presents Quebec's military history in a flashy half-hour show centered around an enormous and meticulously-researched scale model of the city. The displays document the many battles and sieges, involving at various points the British, French and Americans. The presentation intrigues children and adults alike. Located across the street from the Château Frontenac, this is an essential stop on any historically-inclined tour of Quebec. The presentation is given in both French and English. Call ahead for varying dates.
Parloir Marie-de-l'Incarnation is a site that celebrates the works and achievements of the eponymous nun. Born as Marie Guyart in France, she joined the Ursuline Order in 1631 and a few years later relocated to Canada, to establish the Catholic community there. Marie-de-l'Incarnation pioneered the establishment of the Ursuline Convent in Quebec City and is viewed as one of the founders of Canada. The Parloir Marie-de-l'Incarnation opened its doors in 2011, exhibiting works of this saint as well as recounting her life and experiences. Scheduling an appointment before your visit is highly recommended.