Archaeological site | Exhibitions | Place of cultural discoveries and exchange 

SINCE 1984

AUX TROIS COUVENTS

history

The Côte-de-Beaupré was one of the first areas to have been settled by the Europeans in the St. Lawrence Valley, as early as the beginning of the 17th century. From the birth of the colony until 1763, the young seigneury welcomed about 170 families of French origin.

The region has many heritage sites including the 1653 seigneurial mill  and the first home of Samuel de Champlain built outside the walls of Québec. Another historic vestige is the first convent for the education of girls in the rural areas of New France that was built in 1694 at the instigation of the first bishop of the colony, François de Laval.

Aux Trois Couvents – The Three Convents – is a non-profit organization which was founded in 1984. At the time, it was located in the attic of the Petit-Pré mill (1695). Since 2002, it has been offering its cultural and educational programming in the twice renovated old convent of Château-Richer (1907) . The site has been listed as an archaeological heritage site since 2015. Long known as the Interpretation Centre of the Côte-de-Beaupré, the institution changed its name in 2016 and became Aux Trois Couvents.

MISSION STATEMENT

Aux Trois Couvents is dedicated to the transmission of regional history and heritage by showcasing and promoting the cultural identity of the Côte-de-Beaupré, particularly from a socio-ethnological point of view. A place for meeting and exchange, it strives to be an active witness of history and the promoter of today’s culture.

permanent exhibitions

Eyes on the 

Côte-de-Beaupré

Did you know that Québec would not have become what it is without the Côte-de-Beaupré? The first settlers landed here nearly 400 years ago. As New France’s breadbasket, it is the cradle of French America, where everything began. In this exhibition, you will visit the Côte-de-Beaupré as if you were flying over it, from the Montmorency Falls to Cap Tourmente. Come discover the historical treasures of each municipality and the built heritage that makes this region so unique.

The Old Convents’ site: past and present

The Côte-de-Beaupré yerritory has been occupied for over 400 years. Using artifacts uncovered during archaeological excavations and the archaeological trenches that allow us to see the foundations of the first convents, discover how the occupation of the site evolved from the Aboriginal period until today.

L'exposition permanente sur les Couvents-de-Château-Richer
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Class of yore

Immerse yourself in the history of an old reconstructed classroom. Travel back in time, the exhibition presents the evolution of rural education through time. Yes, you have the right to touch! Come and have fun!

GROUP TOURS

GUIDED TOUR OF THE EXHIBITIONS

Discover our permanent and temporary exhibitions as well as our new digital archaeological presentation with one of our guides!


SCALE MODEL PRESENTATION

Discover 400 years of history on the Beaupré Coast as told by one of our guides with an evolving old-school scale model. A crowd favourite!

A GUIDE ON BOARD !

Discover the Beaupré Coast region with one of our guides who will join your group aboard your bus for a guided tour of the region. This service is on hold until further notice.

GUIDE ON BOARD +
SCALE MODEL PRESENTATION

Discover the Beaupré Coast region with one of our guides who will join your group aboard your bus for a guided tour of the region.

Complete your visit with the discovery of 400 years of history on the Beaupré Coast as told by one of our guides with an evolving old-school scale model. This guide on board is not available until further notice.


GUIDED TOUR +
SCALE MODEL PRESENTATION

Visit our permanent and temporary exhibitions, experience our new digital archaeological presentation and discover 400 years of history on the Beaupré Coast with the help of our scale model and with one of our guides. The full experience! The guide on board is not available until further notice.


JUST AS ONE OF THE "KING'S DAUGHTERS"


Follow one of the King's Daughters who settled on the Beaupré Coast as she tells you more about her story during a historical tour of the region.
A collaboration with the "À la rencontre des Filles du Roy" tours. This activity is on hold until further notice.


RATES AND OPENING HOURS

OUR RATES FOR INDIVIDUAL VISITORS

Adults : 6$
Seniors : 5$
Students : 4$
Children aged 12 and under : free !

OPENING HOURS


From February 3rd to April 24th, 2022*
Open Wednesday to Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM.

From April 25th till June 19th, 2022
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm .

From June 20th till September 4th 2022
Open Daily from 10 AM to 4 PM.

From September 5th to December 18th, 2022
Open Wednesday to Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM
*Opening hours are subject to change. We recommend calling in advance outside of the Summer months.

* Spring Break (March 7th till 11th 2022) : open everyday *Closed on Easter Sunday April 17th 2022

2018-2019

OUR CULTURAL PROGRAMMING

We offer the general public many activities throughout the year. Different formulas and a variety of themes are explored through animations, workshops, conferences and other events. There is something for everyone, it’s guaranteed!

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Family activities
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Cultural evenings
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LECTURES
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Workshops

Our team

Brigitte Bélanger
Executive director

Nancy Martel

Cultural actions and exhibits coordinator 

Camille Jacques

Mediation assistant

Felix Blondeau

Joël Fortin

Sylvie Dussault

Guides

Cultural Flavors of Côte-de-Beaupré Passport 2022

This Summer, come and discover the cultural taste of Côte-de-Beaupré!

Only for 24.46$+ taxes (28,12$), you can visit 4 sites!

4 attractions = 40% discount!

*Valid as of June 1st 2022

*The Québec cité Passport is offered thanks to the financial contribution of the Québec government and the investment of Québec cité Destination.

1

Aux Trois Couvents

Guided tour of the archaeological exhibition and access to the temporary and permanent exhibitions of Aux Trois Couvents, a museum institution

(3.13$+ taxes)

2

La Grande Ferme

Come to visit our culinary museum and take you out in our ancestral garden. Your five senses will be alert thanks to our delicious culinary specialities

(5.40$ + taxes)

3

Vignoble Domaine L’Ange Gardien
Come and learn about the culture of the vine through a short presentation and tasting of five (5) products certified Protected Geographical Indication (IGP), these wines have all received honors in various competitions.
(9.40$ + taxes)

4

Cuivres d’Art Albert Gilles

Cuivres D’Art Albert Gilles: Participate to our copper « Repoussé » workshop (embossing): copper, tools and drawings are waiting for you! For young (from 8 years old) and adults.

(6.53$ + taxes)

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CONTACT US

7976, avenue Royale
Château-Richer
(Québec) G0A 1N0

Phone : 418 824-3677
Toll Free: 1-877-824-3677 
Email :  info@auxtroiscouvents.org

Route 138 East (Sainte-Anne Boulevard)
Turn left on Dick Street
Turn left on Royale Avenue

Route 138 West (Sainte-Anne Boulevard)
Turn right on Dick Street
Turn left on Royale Avenue

Free parking to the right of the building
Bicycle dock on site