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Îles de la Madeleine

An archipelago between sea and sky

Fact sheet

Port Services and Facilities

  • Comprehensive range of services
  • Cruise pavilion offering extensive variety of services

Main Facts

  • Located in geographical centre of Gulf of Saint Lawrence
  • Natural archipelago made up of about a dozen islands, six of which are linked by sand dunes
  • Islands’ main land forms are red cliffs, rolling hills and over 290 kilometres (180 miles) of honey-coloured sand
  • Brightly coloured fishermen’s houses make for vibrant, quaint, welcoming landscapes
  • La Grave Historical Site, Musée de la Mer, Site d’Autrefois
  • Many museums and craft workshops: smoked herring, sand, cheese, glass, Mi-Carême
  • Visitors will be charmed by islanders known as Madelinots, a rich and truly distinctive blend of Acadian, French and Scottish cultures and history
  • Fresh, tasty local fish and seafood (lobster, crab, mussels, clams, scallops...)
  • Great variety of local prepared foods, including: cheese, smoked products (herring, scallops, salmon) local beers and indigenous alcoholic drinks
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