The Québec maritime Blog

Anne-Josée Pineau

Born in Bas-Saint-Laurent, Anne-Josée Pineau loves this region and is delighted to introduce others to it. Never far from the sea, she’s fascinated by lighthouses and could live on seafood alone! On this blog, she likes to write about our regions’ unusual attractions, make your mouth water by describing local delicacies, and pique your interest by revealing some of the hidden beauty found in Québec by the Sea. In other words, she wants to provide you with lots of ideas for an unforgettable vacation!

5 Surprising Facts about the Îles de la Madeleine

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

Home to landscapes of red cliffs, green hills and golden beaches, the Îles de la Madeleine fascinate, intrigue and attract, summer after summer, numerous vacationers seeking a change of pace and scenery. Here are five facts about the archipelago that are may surprise you.

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5 Good Reasons to Visit the Kamouraska Area

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

This sector, which stretches from La Pocatière to Saint-André, includes several picturesque towns and villages that offer many attractions. Discover them during your next vacation and remember to breathe in the salty sea air while you’re there! Here are five good reasons to visit the Kamouraska area.

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5 Good Reasons to Visit Gaspé

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

Gaspé is a popular destination for outdoor lovers since it is home to a vast bay, internationally renowned salmon rivers, fine-sand beaches, a national park and many wildlife species. It also draws history buffs, who will want to visit the many museums and interpretation sites. Discover our five good reasons to visit Gaspé!

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5 Good Reasons to Visit Haute-Gaspésie

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

Located on the north side of the Gaspé Peninsula, the Haute-Gaspésie area is a popular destination for nature lovers. Bordered by the sea on one side and the highest peaks of Québec on the other, the area’s 130 km (80 mi.) of shoreline are dotted with charming coastal villages offering warm hospitality. Here are five good reasons to visit Haute-Gaspésie.

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5 Good Reasons to Visit the Chaleur Bay Area

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

Offering long beaches protected from the wind, temperate waters, spectacular scenery and picturesque villages reflecting a rich cultural mosaic, this part of the Gaspé Peninsula has been attracting vacationers for decades. Here are five good reasons to visit the Chaleur Bay area.

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Where to Eat on a Snowmobile Trip in Eastern Québec

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

After a long day on the snowmobile trails in our regions, you’ll want to stop and relax while enjoying a good meal. Whether you prefer grilled meat or seafood, you’ll find many mouth-watering options in our regions! Here are a few restaurants you’ll want to add to your itinerary.

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5 Confirmed Facts about the Îles de la Madeleine

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

I was recently lucky enough to visit the Îles de la Madeleine for the first time. After hearing so much about this region, I must admit that my expectations were high… and I wasn’t disappointed! Here are 5 facts about the Islands that I can confirm are true now that I’ve been there.

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8 Souvenirs to Take Home from Gaspésie

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

The Gaspé Peninsula is home to many creative and passionate foodies and artisans. Meet some of them during your next vacation and take home something they’ve made as a souvenir of your trip! Here are eight places you’ll want to discover.

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