Quebec City's Cultural Attractions on the Trans-Canada Highway
Quebec City has a number of cultural attractions that help visitors better understand the Quebec arts scene:
Albert Gilles Copper Art & Museum
7450, boulevard Sainte-Anne
Château-Richer, QC G0A 1N0
(418) 824-4224, Fax: (418) 824-4225
Discover the ancestral art of copper embossing through the works of master craftsman Albert Gilles. A family tradition, exclusively found in our boutique. Exhibits in two themed museums: "From copper ore to copper art", and "Christorama". Open year round. Free admission, open daily. From May to October, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from November to April.
Centre d'art La Chapelle
620, avenue Plante
Vanier, QC G1M 2H3
(418) 686-5032, Fax: (418) 686-0230
Centre d'art La Chapelle is a facility of professional standing which features exhibitions, art workshops and performances. This is an authentic chapel redesigned to accommodate professional as well as amateur artists. The art centre is renowned for its warm atmosphere acoustic quality. Accessible to the disabled. Activities usually take place during the weekend hours may vary. Call us for information about current events.
Centre d'art Maison Blanchette
4187, côte de Cap-Rouge
C. P. 405
Cap-Rouge, QC G1Y 3C8
(418) 652-8363, Fax: (418) 652-9430
Information on resident artists, art classes (sketching, oil and watercolour painting) for children, adolescents and adults. Art gallery programme of activities is also available here. Gift shop on the premises, including jeweller and potter workstations; glassware, books, etc.
L'Espace Félix-Leclerc (Félix Leclerc Home)
682, chemin Royal
Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, QC G0A 4E0
(418) 828-1682, Fax: (418) 828-1963
L'espace Félix-Leclerc is a heritage, interpretation, education and diffusion site on Île d'Orléans devoted to the songs and literary works of Quebec poet Félix-Leclerc. A permanent exhibition, traveling exhibitions produced on or off-site, a coffee-house where new artists can test their talent on stage, animation activities and a boutique give visitors the opportunity to discover and appreciate Félix-Leclerc's work and Quebec culture. A trail interpreting the island's flora and fauna (21/2 km) is also open to visitors. Please call for information on schedules.
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (Musée du Québec)
Québec, QC G1R 5H3
(418) 643-2150, Fax: (418) 646-3330 Toll free: 1 866 220-2150
Come visit the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and discover work by Québec artists, past and present, and impressive exhibitions of international art.
Québec Expérience Multi-Média
8, rue du Trésor
Québec, QC G1R 4L9
(418) 694-4000, Fax: (418) 694-4001
Take a journey through the great moments of the provincial capital's history from the early explorers to modern times. Sound effects, 3D images, water screen, virtual historic figures, animated sets, special effects, 24 video projectors, 34 slide projectors, 50 000 watts of lighting, 19 speakers and animatronics.
Verrerie La Mailloche (Glassmaker Mailloche
58, rue Sous-le-Fort
Québec, QC G1K 4G8
(418) 694-0445, Fax: (418) 694-1571 Toll free: 1 866 694-0445
Amid the torrid heat coming from the ovens, take part in the magic of blown glass. Craftsmen at the Verrerie la Mailloche, under the supervision of the internationally acclaimed master glassblower, Jean Vallières, will create extraordinary pieces of work right before your eyes. The shop is filled with items manufactured on the premises. An interpretation centre on traditional and contemporary glass completes a tour of the glass economuseum located at Place Royale.
Blue = Trans-Canada Route| Green = bicycle friendly scenic route | red = downtown detour from TCH
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