Celebrating Jeanne Mance’s Heritage

To celebrate the 350th birthday of Jeanne Mance, whose programming will begin at the same time as the Montreal History Festival on May 11 and 12, the Musée des Hospitalières at the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal invites you to their special programming until until June 18, 2024!

Historical tour of the garden for the anniversary of the founding of Montreal

Friday May 17 | 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. – paid activity

To celebrate Montreal’s anniversary, discover the garden of the former Hospitalières monastery, located next to the Hôtel-Dieu! You will learn more about the history of the Hospitallers, who succeeded Jeanne Mance to administer the hospital, and about the latter’s current site. The historical tour of the garden is offered at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the regular cost of $17 for adults and $5 for children.

The Hospitallers’ old chapel, 209 Pine Avenue West.

Open House: The Hospitallers’ Crypt

Saturday May 18, May 25 and June 1 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – free activity
Sunday May 19, May 26 and June 2 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – free activity

Alongside the festivities, crypt open houses will be organized every weekend from May 18 to June 2, repeating the success of the previous year! Enter the crypt of the Hospitallers, where the tombs of Jeanne Mance and more than 600 Hospitallers rest. Please note that access to the exhibitions remains subject to a fee.

Autonomous crypt visits, no reservations. Please note that for security reasons a maximum of 20 people can be admitted in the crypt at the same time. A slight waiting period is to be expected in case of high attendance numbers.

Musée des Hospitalières, 201 Pine Avenue West.

Film conference with director Annabel Loyola of La ville d’un rêve

Sunday June 2 | 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – free activity (first Sunday of the month)

Documentary: La ville d’un rêve, directed by Annabel Loyola in 2022. Starring: Pascale Bussières and Alexis Martin lasting 74 minutes. Synopsis: Montreal was born from a dream, that of people who believed in the possibility of creating a better world in New France. Who were these people? What ideal were they pursuing and why? The answers lie in a 17th-century manuscript that is believed to be the hidden memoirs of Jeanne Mance. With an original and personal look, the filmmaker revisits this story where the past resonates with a desire that is still relevant today to create a world closer to humanist values.

Conference : Retrace Jeanne Mance’s footsteps in France, especially in her hometown Langres, with Documentarist Annabel Loyola. Annabel Loyola produced multiple documentaries on Jeanne Mance, the Hospitallers, and the founders of Montreal, which include La folle entreprise, sur les pas de Jeanne Mance (2010), Le dernier souffle, au coeur de l’Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal (2017) and La ville d’un rêve (2022).

Free event open to all!

Musée des Hospitalières (Jeanne-Mance Hall), 201 Pine Avenue West.

Walking tours in Old Montreal, L’Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal: the origins

Saturdays June 8 and 15 | 2 p.m. – paid activity

In the company of a Museum guide, walk in the footsteps of Jeanne Mance and rediscover the history of the founding of Montreal and the Hôtel-Dieu, the city’s first hospital originally located on rue Saint-Paul de 1645 to 1861, traveling through Old Montreal on foot. The cost of the tour is $20 per person.

Place Royale, Old Montreal (reservations at 514-849-2919).

Musée des Hospitalières, 201 Pine Avenue West.

Commemoration in honor of Jeanne-Mance

Tuesday June 18 | 5 p.m.

Stay tuned for details!

Statue of Jeanne Mance, intersection Ave des Pins Ouest/rue Saint-Urbain