Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Travel News: Town of Gaspé

View from Town of Gaspé
Gaspé is a picturesque town. No matter where you are in this town, the vistas of Gaspé Bay surround you. As we walk along the main street, we read about the British land developer, John Carter (late 1800s). Further down the street we pass by Auberge La Maison William Wakeham; now an Inn, but was inhabited by Wakeham during his time in this town. In 1879 he was appointed by the Federal Government to look after the fisheries industry surrounding the Gulf of St. Lawrence. In conversations with the local people we learn that this is a British enclave. We frequented the quaint Cafe au Artistes, a Bohemian designed cafe with sumptuous breakfasts and lunches.

Cégep in the Town of Gaspé 

Standing high on the hill is the Cégep (a post secondary institution). As we walk up the hill to this impressive structure we learn that this used to be a Cathedral School for boys; René Lévesque (former Premier of Québec) was one its well-known students.

We continue our scenic drive through the Gaspé region.

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