Albert Gilles Copper Art - Art Studio / Museum / Boutique

Recognized internationally for his brilliant accomplishments, artisan Albert Gilles developed a specialization in crafting ornamentation for churches, basilicas and cathedrals, including the impressive main doors of the St. Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica.

Admire 90 years of incomparable know-how in the art of embossed copper. Be sure to visit both museums to fully appreciate the magnitude of Gilles' talent. Here, you can learn about the life of this humble artist and see the diversity of the works he produced, including for such notables as Walt and Roy Disney, Mandelson Chrysler and Pope Pius XII. Explore a copper mine and see how ore is transformed into beautiful works of art.

Today, Gilles' wife, daughters and granddaughters are maintaining his legacy. Before you leave the site, visit the museum boutique, where can be found an extensive selection of embossed copper artwork.

Activities
  • Made in Québec

    An ongoing tradition! Witness how a passionate artisan and 5 women of his family have been bringing this noble medium to life since 1927. Started by…

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  • Interpretation Centres

    An ongoing tradition! Witness how a passionate artisan and his family have been bringing the noble medium of embossed copper to life since 1927!…

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  • Religious Sites

    Founding artist Albert Gilles has decorated more than 35 churches across North America. He is listed on the website of the Ministry of Culture, for…

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Schedule:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 1pm - 4pm
Wednesday: 11am - 4pm
Thursday: 11am - 4pm
Friday: 11am - 4pm
Saturday: 1pm - 4pm
Sunday: 1pm - 4pm

Closed Period:
Christmas and New Year's Day.

Parking:
Free Outdoor on Site

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7450, boulevard Sainte-Anne
Château-Richer, QC,
G0A 1N0
Albert Gilles Copper Art - Art Studio / Museum / Boutique
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  • Made in Québec

    An ongoing tradition! Witness how a passionate artisan and 5 women of his family have been bringing this noble medium to life since 1927. Started by the artist Albert Gilles, and carried on by the family, you will be amazed by our know-how in the disappearing art of copper embossing. Discover with our new exhibit, 92 years of realisations of a family affair: how we crafted the doors of the Ste-Anne-De-Beaupré Basilica and our art craft and technics. Visit our 2 museums & gift shop with our unique creations. Only a few minutes' drive from Québec City, near the Montmorency Falls.

  • Interpretation Centres

    An ongoing tradition! Witness how a passionate artisan and his family have been bringing the noble medium of embossed copper to life since 1927! Started by the artist Albert Gilles, who crafted the doors of the Sainte-Anne-De-Beaupré Basilica. View exclusive pieces and architectural works erected around the world. Visit our two museums & gift shop with our unique creations. Customized Christmas or corporate gifts! Embossed copper workshop for groups upon reservation.

  • Religious Sites

    Founding artist Albert Gilles has decorated more than 35 churches across North America. He is listed on the website of the Ministry of Culture, for all his works with religious heritage and patrimony. Master craftsman, he beautify churches by creating doors, baptismal funds, stations of the cross, high altars, balustrade and communion rails, sanctuary lamp, tabernacles.

    His talent was recognized by Pope Pie XII, who commissioned him to create a silver and gold Chalice, offered to the City of Montreal for its 300 years in 1942.