La Grave - Site historique

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This unique heritage site, listed in 1983 by the ministère de la Culture et des Communications, with its traditional character and architecture, is a fascinating testimonial to the past. Extending over and around its pebble beach, La Grave was the site of the Islands' first settlement as well as the beginning of the archipelago's fishery. You will find a variety of activities here, all accessible on foot! Restaurants, cafés, shops, museums, marina, theatre, and different events. During summer, the Municipalité des Îles offers free cultural activities for the whole family. See the details below, the calendar of events on the site or the La Grave - site historique Facebook page.

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966, road La Grave
Havre-Aubert, G4T 9C7
(Quebec, Canada)

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  • Cradle of the Îles de la Madeleine's settlement and fisheries, La Grave offers a unique architectural charm along a small shingle beach. Our site shows our authentic past and different activities await you nearby: restaurants, cafés, stores, a museum, a marina, a concert hall, a fishing port and various events are just minutes away!

    Unique in its kind in the Îles de la Madeleine, this audio tour of La Grave is accessible with iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Android devices. You will find a map, an itinerary, with optional GPS tracking, as well as audio tracks and pictures.

    It is recommended to preload the tour on your device. This way you can consult the whole tour in total autonomy (without any 3G Internet connection needed on spot).

    The audioguide is available at:

    30 min

General information

Island Havre Aubert Island
Nearest Beach Harbour Beach (Sandy Hook)
Distance from the beach 0 km
We speak Français, English
Additional Information
  • Partially accessible to persons with a physical impairment

Dates and opening hours

  • Open year round

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