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The Assemblée nationale regularly house thematic exhibitions.

Current Exhibitions

The Fleurdelisé: bring us together for 75 years!

The Fleurdelisé: bring us together for 75 years! On January 21, 1948, the Fleurdelisé flew for the first time over the Central Tower of the hôtel du Parlement. After various modifications, Maurice Duplessis had managed to get Parliament to adopt a flag proposal that had become more and more popular among Quebecers: a modern version of the Carillon. It was a revised version of a flag design proposed in 1902 by Elphège Filiatrault, parish priest of the village of St-Jude, near Saint-Hyacinthe. As Filiatrault himself admitted, the "new flag for a new nation" was loosely based on the Carillon banner, which was at the time believed to have flown when French troops defeated the British at Fort Carillon in 1758.

To celebrate the flag’s 75th anniversary, the Assemblée nationale is presenting the Fleurdelisé, rassembleur depuis 75 ans! exhibition in the reception pavilion. Visitors can view archival documents, heritage objects and the ancestor of the Fleurdelisé, designed by Father Filiatrault in 1902 and classified as heritage property by the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications on February 8, 2018.

Exhibition on display until January 26, 2024.

Find out more about this exhibition (French only)

Exhibition: Cyrille Duquet, the Parliament's first clockmaker 

Quebecer Cyrille Duquet was a clockmaker, jeweller, optician and inventor who played a significant role in the management of time at the hôtel du Parlement from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. Duquet died in the city of Québec on December 1, 1922. One hundred years after his death, his legacy lives on in the hôtel du Parlement, and the Assemblée nationale is proud to commemorate this exceptional figure by way of this exhibition.

Find out more about the exhibition (French only)

Permanent Exhibitions

Comprendre-Ressentir-Agir-Inspirer (Understand-Feel-Act-Inspire)

Located in the hôtel du Parlement and divided into four zones, this exhibition provides an overview of Parliament Hill and the people who contribute to democratic life in Québec.

The Comprendre zone contains a large transparent model showing aspects of the hôtel du Parlement in its physical environment. The interpretive panels on one side tell you about the designer of the building, Eugène-Étienne Taché, and, on the other side, the way the urban environment on Parliament Hill has changed over the years.

The Ressentir zone invites you to appreciate the talent of the generations of Québec artists who have contributed to the hôtel du Parlement's decor. In addition to the paintings, the artists created many different emblematic art forms with glass, wood, stone and bronze.

The main purpose of the Agir zone is to show the various ways you can participate in Québec's political and parliamentary life.

The Inspirer zone highlights the importance of artists' social and political engagement in all forms of civic life. Thanks to their original ways of looking at the world and their works, artists are unique witnesses to their time, and in some cases powerful inspirational forces for change.


Virtual Exhibitions

Take a fascinating trip through time by exploring virtual exhibitions that showcase documents and objects from the Assemblée nationale's heritage collection.

To make the most of your virtual experience, adjust your screen resolution to 1280 x 1024 pixels. Please note that some files are heavy and downloading them, especially the video clips, may take a while.