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Exposition_Ici, on brassait la bière 2018-2019

Here, we brewed beer !

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GéoRallye GPS UNESCOOur georallies

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Virtual Excavations

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Puppet theater

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Riddle at the Palace

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Excavation school

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"Rendez-vous d'histoire de Québec" and the New-France Festival

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Practical information

Enseigne-ilot-8valliereStreet address: 8 rue Vallière Quebec, QC G1K 1M8
 Mailing address: 1 côte de la Fabrique, local 1234, Quebec, QC G1R 1V6
Telephone: 418-692-1441
IMPORTANT NOTICE : Due to the coronavirus, the Îlot des Palais will be closed to the public for an indefinite period.
  • October 8 to June 17, Thursday  1 pm to 4:30 pm, Friday 10 am to 4:30 pm and weekend, 10 am to 5 pm.
  • From June 18 to June 23, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm.
  • From June 24 to September 1, everyday, 10 am to 5 pm.
  • From September 3 to October 7, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm.From
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  • Collective artwork of old Québec with Ès Trad

    July 26th to august 19th! Residents from the district gave five appointments in five unavoidable places of the Old Québec to learn different craft technics!...

    On the first Sunday of each month, I visit a museum! The l’Îlot des Palais exhibition and the Intendant’s Rallye are free every first Sunday...



July 3rd :  L’îlot des Palais’s birthday!

For our fifth anniversary, the museum opens its doors for anybody interested in archeology and history!

NEW SHOW! : ” Entre poux et Artéfacts – Hygiene  in New-France ”

In this new adventure , children will learn the hygiene in the New-France : We never take showers and we use perfume to hide bad odors…

July 26th to august 19th : ” Oeuvre collective du Vieux-Québec” to l’ilot des Palais with Ès Trad

Residents form the district gave five  appointments in five unavoidable places of the Old Québec to learn different craft technics!


The New France Festival (august 1 to august 4th 2019)

With the presentation of the medallion, you can try our GeoRallies with GPS : On the trail of New France with a discount of 20%!

During this festival we also have a puppet theater the 3rd and august 4th, 11h and 13h to the Esplanade Park.

From 1 to august 31th : Archaeology Month in Québec

Saturday 3rd and sunday 4th / saturday 10th and sunday 24th : Guignol’s Puppet Theater : Entre poux et artéfacts – Hygiene in New-France at 11h and 13h in New France Festival to the Esplanade Park/13h to l’îlot des Palais

Saturday 17th and sunday 18th : conference of “Rendez-vous d’histoire de Québec” at l’îlot des Palais. Attend to several tiny meetings on different topics linked to history and archeology. Here is the calendar : 

Virtual excavation on touch pads

Complete your experience of the vaults with the technology of geolocation and tablets in our virtual archeological excavations.  Through this activity, you will discover artefacts and ecofacts on the screen of your tablet exactly where the archaeologists found them.

ON THE BEER TRAIL GEORALLYE with beer tasting at the end of the game

All year round during opening hours