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Gaspé is a city at the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula in the Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine region of eastern Quebec, Canada.  The port is situated on the end of the peninsula at the mouth of the St Lawrence river where it broadens out into the Gulf of St Lawrence and is renowned as one of the world´s most beautiful destinations, and is good for whale watching.  It is surrounded by dramatic rock faces, pounding surf and jagged coasts dotted with lighthouses.  It is also home to an abundance of flora and fauna.

It has the claim to being the birth of Canada, see the article on the Gaspé Cross in wikipedia.  Famed for its stunningly diverse collection of wildlife, Gaspé is a perfect destination for nature lovers who can visit Forillon National Park that stretches over 92 square miles and is home to thousands of migrant seabirds for a few months a year.  It contains four national parks, including Bonaventure Island, and the massive Percé Rock (one of the world´s largest natural arches sitting in water), as well as over 200,000 northern gannets

In town you can explore Gaspé´s maritime heritage and legendary hospitality.  The modern Gaspé cathedral is built almost entirely of wood, with beautiful stained glass.  The Musée de la Gaspésie tells of Jacques Cartier´s voyages, and the Anglo-French struggle for power over this region.

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maps.google.co.uk/maps Google maps
www.cruisesaintlawrence.com Gaspésie port home page
www.whatsinport.com What's in port? Gaspé
www.cruisesaintlawrence.com About Gaspé
www.tomsportguides.com Tom's port guide to Gaspé
www.google.co.uk Links for maps
www.tourisme-gaspesie.com Tourisme Gaspésie
www.tripadvisor.co.ukl Things to Do in Gaspe
www.cruisecritic.co.uk Gaspé page
www.quebecgetaways.com Gaspé activities

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