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Pointe-a-la-Renommee

Pointe a la Renommee | 884, boulevard de l'Anse-A-Valleau, Gaspe, Quebec G4X 4A2, Canada
+1 418-269-3310
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Climb a lighthouse, clean the bulb

Following a long but well maintained dirt road we arrived at the lighthouse. Beautiful view but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lee B
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Alberta, Canada
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Long, drive lots of steps

This is 4 kms of gravel road of 132. Drive slow. Lighthouse and attached building very interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SweetSydneyToronto
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Toronto
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Historic site of North America’s first maritime radio station (installed by Marconi in 1904). Location offers a lookout with scenic vistas as well as the possibility to visit exhibits covering Marconi, light house keepers and the history of radio communication at Pointe-à-la-Renommée.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“gravel road” (6 reviews)
“off season” (2 reviews)
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Pointe a la Renommee | 884, boulevard de l'Anse-A-Valleau, Gaspe, Quebec G4X 4A2, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Following a long but well maintained dirt road we arrived at the lighthouse. Beautiful view but unless you pay for the guided tour that's all you'll see as you arent allowed inside the buildings otherwise. The lady at the desk didnt speak english, luckily i...More

Thank Lee B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is 4 kms of gravel road of 132. Drive slow. Lighthouse and attached building very interesting. View spectacular. Guided tours in French available. Displays bilingual. Unfortunately washrooms on site broken and not appropriate for physically challenged. Worth trek for part of history

Thank SweetSydneyToronto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get off the highway and spend an hour or so here if you like lighthouses, easy woodland strolls, history, birds, whales, or are looking for a beautiful picnic spot. It had everything we like! This is located down a gravel road, far enough from the...More

Thank Lawrence P
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This is the site of one of the Marconi Stations and there is an interesting exhibit. There is also a lighthouse on the site. It's a beautiful spot for a picnic.

Thank Mags5757
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had an excellent tour guide who patiently explained the history of the lighthouse. Best part of the tour was the opportunity to see the phenomenal views from the top of this beautiful lighthouse !

Thank Treshachen
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I'm really glad we decided to turn off and visit this lighthouse as it was a really great thing to see, the setting was superb......great!

Thank Asowtn67
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We planned to stop here but given my GPS not doing so well with French Canadian addresses, I was not sure that we would be able to find it. I was very pleased to see the signage right along the road, the location is very...More

Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Had nice exhibits. Fairly informative. Had to drive down a gravel road, they said about 4.5 kms longs, think its closer to 6-7 kms

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We "stumbled" upon Pointe a la Renomme lighthouse by chance. Being a big fan of lighthouses we saw the sign on the road and immediately turned off and up the gravel road. As it was off season and a late Sunday afternoon we had it...More

Thank LoveTravel2507
Reviewed 30 November 2015

For us, the hike made the visit. Visiting in November, the lighthouse facilities were closed, and the road had a few inches of snow, so we drove in a ways and hiked the rest. The road is not maintained, so beware. After the hike in...More

Thank RideMaine
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