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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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Spectacular views!! Just gorgeous! Very well maintained property. We're going back again to enjoy... read more

Reviewed February 7, 2018
christinerL8147OU
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Bradenton, United States
Nice Views & a bit of History

This lighthouse is about 3 km off the highway on a good gravel road. It was closed for the season... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2017
Lonelobster
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Vancouver, Canada
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“gravel road” (7 reviews)
“guided tour” (3 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 February 7, 2018

Spectacular views!! Just gorgeous! Very well maintained property. We're going back again to enjoy the experience again!

Thank christinerL8147OU
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

This lighthouse is about 3 km off the highway on a good gravel road. It was closed for the season when we got here but is still an awesome site. It was here that Marconi set up the first marine wireless relay station. Very picturesque...More

Thank Lonelobster
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Reviewed September 23, 2017

We stumbled onto this and thoroughly enjoyed it, since my husband is a ham radio fan. The guided tour was interesting and there was a lot to learn.

Thank Andrea C
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Reviewed July 31, 2017 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

2  Thank Lee B
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Reviewed July 28, 2017

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
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Reviewed July 25, 2017

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
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Reviewed July 16, 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
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Reviewed October 18, 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
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Reviewed August 25, 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
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Reviewed July 16, 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
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