Do you love art in all its forms? Then Québec City Area is for your! Québec's storied past lives on in its imposing architecture and historic buildings and its impressive network of first-rate cultural attractions.
There's so much to see and do in this open-air museum of a city. May we suggest...

Museums and Interpretation Centres

Rediscover Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

You've doubtless already visited this museum for one of its major exhibits (Rodin, Monet, Picasso, Botero, and Ingres, among others). But did you know that it is also one of the world's biggest repositories of Québec art? Spanning the 17th century to the present day, the museum collection includes works by Riopelle and the Brousseau collection of Inuit art.

Take in a show or attend a panel discussion, lecture, or workshop and see Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec in a whole new light!

Carrefour international de théâtre de Québec | Credit:  Carrefour international de théâtre de Québec
Credit: Carrefour international de théâtre de Québec

Theater at Its Finest at Carrefour international de théâtre

Bold, modern, edgy—contemporary theater has a lot to offer!

Québec City's very own contemporary theatre festival is a celebration of professional theater and a place where audiences can discuss their passion and discover new theatrical voices.

From mid-May to mid-June, the very best of national and international theater takes center stage at Carrefour international de théâtre.

Sacred art  | Credit:  Luc-Antoine Couturier
Credit: Luc-Antoine Couturier

Sacred Masterpieces

If you've got the treasure hunter's instincts of an Indiana Jones or Robert Langdon, you'll love the magnificent churches and museums of Québec City's religious communities.

The city is a veritable treasury of sacred art that bears witness to the influence of the clergy since the days of New France.

You'll find gold pieces, rare books, and priceless works of art, including a chalice at Musée de l'Amérique française that once belonged to Monsignor François de Laval. One visit just won't be enough!

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Québec International Sacred Music Festival | Credit:  Québec International Sacred Music Festival
Credit: Québec International Sacred Music Festival

Heavenly Music

Every fall Québec City celebrates sacred music from here and around the world.

Taking divine inspiration from various religious traditions, internationally renowned musicians share their art with you, from gospel to Gregorian chants. The Québec International Sacred Music Festival brings masterpieces to life!

Art Gallery | Credit:  Office du tourisme de Québec
Credit: Office du tourisme de Québec

Art Galleries

For some great gallery hopping, start at place Royale in Old Québec, where a number of heritage homes exhibit paintings on canvas, watercolors, and sculptures by local, native, and international artists.

You'll also find a wide array of galleries to choose from in the Old Port district (rue Saint-Paul, rue Saint-Pierre, and rue Sault-au-Matelot), on Île d'Orléans, and in the Côte-de-Beaupré and Jacques-Cartier regions.

Put together your own tour as you visit art galleries throughout the Québec City region!

Cooper art Albert Gilles | Credit:  Albert Gilles Copper Art & Museum
Credit: Albert Gilles Copper Art & Museum

Albert Gilles Copper Art

You'll be amazed by the know-how of this family of copper artists. Come discover their store in Château-Richer and its two museums.

From architectural works around the globe—Albert Gilles created the gates of the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica—to one-off creations, copper has flowed through this family's veins for more than 80 years.

Albert Gilles Copper Art is unique in North America. You'll be sure to find an original gift, with a range of jewelry, plates, and chandeliers for sale.

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