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Tourism and leisures

Attractions

The village of Grande-VallGrande-Valléeée

 The village of Grande-Vallée is blessed with an exceptional geographic location. You are invited to discover this charming and picturesque village, tied to an ever present natural world and situated between the Parc de la Gaspésie and Forillon Park. Nestled between sea and mountains, Grande-Vallée will surprise you with its grandiose panorama, its dynamism and the warm reception which shows with what pride the citizens invite and welcome you to their corner of the world.

Grande-ValléeThe rest area and scenic outlook

The rest area looks out over the village. Let yourself be overcome by the captivating view before you. You will be energized by the magnificent vantage point overlooking the village. There are onsite services for the public such as: Tourist information office, bathrooms, picnic tables, bulletin board and binoculars available for your use.

"Le Gisant" trailLe Gisant Grande-Vallée

Hear the call of the enigmatic « Gisant », strange sculpture of a human profile unveiled by the tides. Offer yourself the pleasure of a fifteen minute walk, either by the path near the rest area or by following the cliff side and the ocean shore at low tide.

"Le lac de la Ferme"

A perfect place for family activities. You can go swimming, fishing, picnicking and enjoy a variety of activities at the Farm lake site, situated 14 km from the village, in a pastoral setting.

Grande-ValléePaths and trails

Near Farm lake, you can take the foot path or the bike path to discover the beauty of the surrounding countryside. You can also follow the « maritime trail » to Petite-Vallée, by following the shoreline at low tide.

 

 

 

The Heart of the village

Commercial activity is humming on Saint-François-Xavier road (route 132). You will find what's necessary to fulfill all your needs. In the center of town, use the parking and rest area which gives direct access to the beach.

The beachGrande-Vallée

Relax on the fine sand beach! Among its particularities are the shallow water and the sandy bottom. Use onsite resources: picnic area, beach chairs, playground for children, volleyball court and public bathrooms. While looking out over the ocean perhaps you'll be fortunate enough to see whales feeding and playing.

Alexis-Caron PGrande-Valléeark

In the heart of the village is Alexis-Caron Park, landscaped on the shores of the Grande-Vallée River. There is a play area for children, a pétanque court, tennis court and a mini flea market. « Alexis Caron » park offers a lighted promenade which follows the river's edge to the Galipeault Bridge.

GalipeaultPont-Couvert Grande-Vallée Bridge

Galipeault Bridge is a wooden covered bridge which crosses the Grande-Vallée River. It is an inheritance from the 1920s and has been declared a historical monument. It is named for the minister of the epoch who authorized its construction.

The colony

On River Road (rue de la Rivière), you will pass through this part of the village, called « the colony » which spreads out over fifteen kilometres. Further on, in the bottom of the valley, you will discover a high quality of village life, favoured with a micro climate propitious to agriculture and maple sugar groves, as well as mountains which will take your breath away.

The churchÉglise de Grande-Vallée

Sitting on the point, made of wood, is Saint François-Xavier church, pride of our religious patrimony. Rich with a hundred year's existence, it dominates the village and serves as figure head with its lighted bell tower. Inside, a veritable local museum: you can appreciate the beauty of its gothic inspired architecture, its path of the cross, its sculptures and many religious artefacts. The painted frescos on the ceiling were realized by a local artisan and are unique.

Espace Esdras-MinvilleGrande-Vallée

It was once a refrigerated warehouse, today converted into an art center. Works by artists are presented.

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