The Ecole des Ursulines, known in English as the School of the Ursulines, is among North America's oldest schools. Still operating as a private girls school, it was founded in 1639 by French nun Marie de l'Incarnation and laywoman Marie-Madeline de Chauvigny de la Peltrie. This was also the beginning of the Ursuline order in New France.
The convent has many of its original walls intact and houses a little chapel and a museum. Located in the middle of the historical district of Quebec City, which is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage District. The school has two campuses. In the Quebec City campus, there are more than four hundred girls enrolled from pre-school through primary school (5 to 12 years). There is also a a coeducational campus in Loretteville.
Long for Languedoc; Travelfrance Provence Is Packed in Summer, So Why Not Try Its Quieter Neighbour? RUPERT WRIGHT Lives There with His Family - and Knows the Best Places
Jul 13, 2005; Byline: RUPERT WRIGHT GETTING to the Languedoc is easy. All you have to do is drive down the Rhone Valley until you reach the...