The Seminary of Quebec was founded by Monseigneur François de Montmorency Laval in 1663. Just more than a decade later in 1674, de Laval would become the first bishop of New France.
It was Laval’s mission to educate young priests to serve in New France. Now as then, the majestic seminary remains a working school today. The edifice is a photo op with every turn.
A stroll through the courtyard leads to Musée de l’Amérique Française, which offers an impressive collection of fine art, religious artifacts, scientific instruments, and thoughtfully explores the history of the French language in North America.