The Old Convent of Neuville
The Old Convent of Neuville is an historical site, located in the heart of this village of the Portneuf County, just half an hour drive from downtown Quebec. The Old Convent was built in 1716, thus it’s one of the most ancient structures in Neuville. The convent was founded by Sisters of the Congrégation-Notre-Dame.
Marguerite Bourgeoys, one of the most famous women in the early history of Canada, herself chose the location.
Today, the Old Convent houses the association Espace Art Nature. It’s a warm, inviting place that retains all of its yester-year charm. Whether visitors walk down the road to stroll along the side of the St. Laurent River or take one of the many paths through the field leading up to the plateau, the majestic beauty of the land leaves people breathless.
The goal of Espace Art Nature is to make culture more accessible to a large number of people, regardless of their origin, through soirées, meetings, workshops, poetry and literature, and through artistic shows, most notably the widely popular outdoor production les Mystères de Québec.
Through history, poetry, singing, music, painting, and other artistic means, guests can discover the historic beauty of Neuville, as well as its diverse local talent.