Auberge Saint-Antoine:
hotel-museum filled with history

Within the walls of the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Historic District of Old Québec, the centuries converge at Auberge Saint-Antoine, where antiquity meets modern luxury.

Auberge Saint-Antoine: |hotel-museum filled with history

View of the city of Quebec and Auberge Saint-Antoine © Francis Fontaine

Within the walls of the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Historic District of Old Québec, the centuries converge at Auberge Saint-Antoine, where antiquity meets modern luxury.

Auberge Saint-Antoine is a low-key museum, with 700 artifacts displayed throughout its guest rooms and public spaces. Tours are offered for hotel guests four times weekly and, if your curiosity is piqued, the Musée de la Civilisation is right around the corner, home to Québec’s largest ethnographic collection.

Left: in front of the hotel © Samuel Tessier
Right: one of the relics of the Auberge placed in the front door of one of the rooms. © Francis Fontaine

Old Québec is the only walled city north of Mexico and the first permanent colony in New France. When archaeological digs began at Auberge Saint-Antoine in 1988, porcelain, glass, and wrought-iron remnants were unearthed, everyday objects hinting at the lives of past inhabitants. Today, you'll find these fragments of history outside the doors of all 84 rooms and 11 suites, with a corresponding relic resting in the nightstand. Perhaps a chip from a stone tankard, a clay pipe, coins, an earthenware plate, or a Chinese porcelain teacup.

The Junior Victorian Suite
Terrace of the Panoramic Suite, overlooking the Saint-Laurent River
The Captain Suite's Bed, with its rustic style...
...and its adjoining bathroom.
Some of the many artifacts and historic objects scattered at Auberge Saint-Antoine
The Luxe King Bed, in warm colours, and its terrace overlooking the river
The Junior Gustave Bed

Three separate historic buildings comprise the hotel, including a former maritime warehouse built of sturdy stone that now houses Chez Muffy, Auberge Saint-Antoine's signature restaurant dishing up modern twists on French-Canadian classics. Much of the produce comes from the property's own farm on Île d'Orléans, just 20 minutes by car across a suspension bridge and a great place to visit in summer for agritourism.

The restaurant room at Chez Muffy, which dates back to 1822

Cozy up by the alcove fireplace at recently renovated Artefact after a day out exploring the city, while enjoying live jazz and sipping a local beer or apple Old Fashioned with a touch of cinnamon and maple.

The emblematic Artefact bar
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