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85 Years of Savoir Faire with the Gilles Family

Delight in the ancestral art of copper embossing through the works of craftsmen Albert Gilles at the Albert Giles Copper Art Museum and Boutique, part of our Montreal and Québec City bus tour.

Albert Gilles was first introduced to the art of "repousse” when he was 11 and later founded his copper business; many of his remarkable talents were noticed by the Fisher Brothers of the GM Corp, Walt Disney, Mae West and many other prominent individuals.

Today guests from around the world come to the Albert Gilles Art Museum and Boutique to explore its museum, learn about the craft and find one-of-a-kind treasures in the boutique.

Inside the Albert Gilles Museum, Quebec Canada

Inside the Albert Gilles Museum

Copper Doors at the Albert Gilles Museum

Copper Doors Created by Albert Gilles

Artifacts within the Albert Gilles Museum

Artifacts within the Albert Gilles Museum

The Albert Gilles Copper Art Museum Family Owned

Family Owned and Operated

Jewelry for sale in Albert Gilles Boutique

Enjoy Shopping in the Albert Gilles Boutique

Inside the Albert Gilles Museum, Quebec Canada Inside the Albert Gilles Museum
Copper Doors at the Albert Gilles Museum Copper Doors Created by Albert Gilles
Artifacts within the Albert Gilles Museum Artifacts within the Albert Gilles Museum
The Albert Gilles Copper Art Museum Family Owned Family Owned and Operated
Jewelry for sale in Albert Gilles Boutique Enjoy Shopping in the Albert Gilles Boutique

The Albert Gilles Copper Experience

The Albert Gilles Museum

Once you’ve arrived at the museum and boutique, a member of staff will greet you and you will be free to explore the Albert Gilles Museum on your own. From copper ore to copper art, see what it is like deep in the depths of a copper mine, discover copper bearing rocks and admire the museum’s displays of artwork made entirely of copper which the family have collected from around the world. Don’t forget to look for the hand wrought silver copper panels that depict the life story of Jesus Christ, created over a period of 50 years by master craftsmen Albert Gilles.

 

Le Repousse

After you’ve explored the museum, watch as skilled members of the Gilles family practice their art, guests are even welcome to try copper embossing for a small fee. Those who wish to try out the art form will be given an introductory lesson and will then be supplied with thin sheets of copper, embossing tools and patterns. Create your own masterpiece and take it home to remember your time at the Albert Gilles Copper Art Museum and Boutique for years to come.

 

The Albert Gilles Boutique

Whether you’re looking for a souvenir for a loved one or something for your home, the Gilles family have been making copper creations for 85 years. Discover religious creations inspired by the many churches Albert Gilles decorated in North America, maple leafs and flower lily plates in memory of Quebec, horse-themed pieces, collector’s items, small plates and serving trays, clocks, desk accessories, jewellery, pictures and more!

Travel Tips

  • All areas of the Albert Gilles Copper Art Museum are accessible by wheelchair. It is important you let your reservations agent know ahead of time if you or someone in your party is handicapped, so that they can make sure to accommodate your group in the most convenient and comfortable setting.

 

  • Read Ahead. Familiarizing yourself with the Gilles family ahead of time will help you to have a better understanding of what you will be seeing and doing during your time at the museum and boutique.

 

  •  Don’t forget your camera. There will be unique photo opportunities you won’t want to miss.