Quebec Museum Tour

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Notre-Dame Basilique

Some of the day we spent in the Old town wandering, and also... the museums are free on Tuesday during the winter, so we managed to get in town and visited the Musee de l'Amerique Francaise, a bit of the Musee de la Civilisation and the Centre d'interpretation Place Royale.

I enjoyed the first one which is pretty much a mixture of a History, anthropology/genealogy and culture about either New France and the French America today. It revealed a lot and is a must for anyone who has ancestor that are of french origin as you can actually manage to find the details of the first settlers that arrived in the Americas.

There is also good details about the situation and history of the old/actual French colonies or population elsewhere, from Louisiana to the Midwest, the Atlantics and the Antilles.

Quebec Seminary Chapel - Musee de l'Amérique Francaise

Musee de la Civilisation is more a contemporary museum that has either permanent or touring exhibits, when we passed the touring exhibits was Ancient Egypt. Besides that, it holds a bit of the First Nation history and archeology about their trace in Quebec.

Place Royale was a new discovery for me, it shows a bit the life of the old city through time and through its inhabitant, in the basement you can even try some costumes of various characters, from a soldier to a nun. It also shows how the city, the market, the urban life and the mentality did change with the years. It was quite interesting.

We also walked into the Musee des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, which again has free permanent exhibit about past and contempory art and other temporary exhibits that costs. We did walk the free exhibits which includes some inuits and first nations art, historic Quebec and religious art and well famous painters and sculpture made by people who passed through Quebec or are from Quebec.

It also holds a good collection of Riopelle, a contemporary artist whom got quite well reknown as a pionneer in modern painting.

I will have brought Megan to discover a bit more of the Plains of Abraham and its history, although the field was still covered by snow, so it was minimal at the end. Or otherwise, we simply went around town and discovered the different boroughs: Ste-Foy - Sillery - St-Roch - Montcalm - St-Sauveur etc...

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Notre-Dame Basilique
Notre-Dame Basilique
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