Located in an amazing setting overlooking the St. Lawrence River, this historic site was home to North America’s first maritime radio station, installed by Marconi’s Wireless Telegraph Company in 1904, which was declared a national historic event in 2011. To commemorate this event, a commemorative plaque was installed on site on September 29, 2012. Visit the exhibits Marconi and the Story of Radio Communications and Pointe-à-la-Renommée (Fame Point): The Space of a Lifetime to learn more about the lives of the radio operators, lightkeepers and their families.
Visit the most travelled lighthouse in the world! After 20 years of exile in the Port of Québec, it was returned to its original site in 1997.
June to October
ScheduleDaily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost$6/person for one exhibit, $10/person for complete visit (lighthouse, lightkeeper’s house and Marconi station), $4/person for school groups, $7/person for bus tours, children’s rates available (visit our website)
ReservationsRequired for groups
- Picnic area
- Pets allowed on leashes only
- Free parking
- Other: Washroom facilities, craft shop, convenience store (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, soft drinks, water, chips, chocolate)
- Guide services
How to get there
From Route 132, between Cloridorme and L'Anse-à-Valleau, head towards the sea on a secondary road for 4 km (2,5 mi.) and you will see the Pointe-à-la-Renommée site.
Affiliations and distinctions
- Destination Gaspé
- Tourisme Gaspésie
- Gaspésie Cultural Council
- Lighthouse Management Board (Corporation des gestionnaires de phares)
- Cartier Wind Energy
- Town of Gaspé
- Establishment of the Maritime Wireless Telegraph System National Historic Event