L'Îlot des Palais

  • Québec

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Specialization in field of interest: 

New France
Environmental archaeology

General informations

Contact information

8 Vallière Street
Québec, QC G1K 6S9
418 692-1441

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The Îlot des Palais is an exceptional historic and archaeological site in Québec City’s Lower Town. Visitors are invited to enjoy an immersive exhibition in the site’s 18th-century vaults and travel back to the time when the place hummed with activity, whether in Jean Talon’s brewery, the Intendant’s Palace, the prisons, the King’s Stores or the Boswell Brewery.

The Intendant’s Palace was not only an official residence, but also a centre of economic, social and judiciary power. A visit to the Îlot des Palais gives you a deeper understanding of Québec’s story, from the 17th century to the present.

The Îlot des Palais is also the starting point for a number of unique activities. There are virtual digs on the site, a tablet game called the Palace Enigma, a Palace georally with GSP and a viewing of the chateaux and fort, the prisons and a battery. (GPS and room rental available)

Additional information

  • Restaurant on siteNo
  • Picnic areaYes
  • Family activitiesYes
  • Guided toursYes
  • Animation on the siteNo
  • Home service and information in EnglishNo
  • Products and activities in EnglishYes