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Îles de la Madeleine

A green archipelago surrounded by white-sand beaches and red cliffs, the windswept Îles de la Madeleine exert a magnetic attraction. Located in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Islands are ideal for wind and sea sports. Fish and seafood abound in local restaurants, including the renowned Island lobster.

The natural beauty of the archipelago also inspires the many talented local artisans who create unique works of art for you to take home.

The Islands offer a contrasting but just as lovely scene in the winter. Offering unusual activities such as paraskiing and seal pups observation, it is also possible to discover the archipelago while hiking or snowshoeing.

To plan your trip, check our Îles de la Madeleine section.


Life in the Îles de la Madeleine

   |   By Le Québec maritime

In the eyes of visitors, the Îles de la Madeleine are a small corner of paradise… and this is true for residents as well! We were curious to learn more about living on the Islands. We chatted with Pauline-Gervaise Grégoire, owner and general director of Atelier Côtier, who was kind enough to answer all our questions. Here’s what she had to say about “her” Islands.

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8 Souvenirs to Take Home from the Îles de la Madeleine

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

While on vacation in the Îles de la Madeleine, you’ll have the opportunity to meet many artists and artisans. Why not purchase some of their tasty or artistic creations as souvenirs for yourself or as gifts for friends and family? Here are some suggestions for items you could take home with you.

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10 Natural Sites to Explore

   |   By Jean-Pascal Côté

Perfect for relaxing, outdoor activities or discovery, many natural sites await you in every corner of the maritime regions of Québec. Take a stroll at a leisurely pace, and let yourself be carried away by their amazing beauty. Here are our suggestions!

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What to See and Do on Vacation in the Îles de la Madeleine

   |   By Nathalie Le Coz

Rising out of the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and at the mercy of the wind, the Îles de la Madeleine are a hilly, green archipelago surrounded by rugged red cliffs and white sand beaches. Even in the hollow of a small valley, it’s impossible to escape the sea air on the Islands (not that you’d want to!).

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