Inspiration at the Monastery: Wellness, Arts and Music

At a tranquil hotel that was once a monastery, immerse yourself in wellness and contemplation and discover the unique European charm of historic Québec City.
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Program No. 23005RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

From within the historic walls of Le Monastère des Augustines, immerse yourself in a unique wellness experience and discover imaginative ways to connect with the founding Augustinian Sisters’ remarkable heritage. With this tranquil setting as your backdrop, benefit your body with massage, relaxation and stretching exercises, and stimulate the mind with music, arts and literature. Experience the unique European charm and eclectic architecture, streets and monuments of historic Québec City — a UNESCO World Heritage site — and enjoy lunch at the landmark Château Frontenac.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about the work and way of life of the Augustinian Sisters, and practice contemplation during silent breakfasts, stretching workshops, a massage and a health walk along the banks of the St. Lawrence River.
  • Delve into Canadian literature during a lecture and a visit to the House of Literature, and discover the exceptional National Fine Arts Museum of Québec, dedicated to the works of the best artists of the region.
  • Experience the unique charm and vibrant artistic life of historic Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

General Notes

Program includes independent time to explore the city and several meals on your own. Group Leaders will provide directions for self-directed excursions. Suggestions for free-time activities provided in preparatory materials.
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Andrée Girard
Andrée Girard has been an active figure on the arts scene in Québec and in Canada for over 25 years. She worked as a broadcaster for CBC radio and television before becoming programming director for CBC French radio’s Chaîne culturelle for several years. She was also a founding member and director of the Conseil québécois de la musique. Over the course of her career, she has been associated with the creation of the Opus Prize, as well as the development of the Canadian Conference of the Arts.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Andrée Girard
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