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Pointe-a-la-Renommee

Pointe a la Renommee | 884, boulevard de l'Anse-A-Valleau, Gaspe, Quebec G4X 4A2, Canada
+1 418-269-3310
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Wildlife

Get off the highway and spend an hour or so here if you like lighthouses, easy woodland strolls... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lawrence P
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Gorham, Maine
Interesting with Great Views

This is the site of one of the Marconi Stations and there is an interesting exhibit. There is also... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mags5757
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Toronto, Canada
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Historic site of North America’s first maritime radio station (installed by Marconi in 1904). Location offers a lookout with scenic vistas as well as the possibility to visit exhibits covering Marconi, light house keepers and the history of radio communication at Pointe-à-la-Renommée.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“Wildlife”
1 week ago
“Interesting with Great Views”
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Pointe a la Renommee | 884, boulevard de l'Anse-A-Valleau, Gaspe, Quebec G4X 4A2, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Get off the highway and spend an hour or so here if you like lighthouses, easy woodland strolls, history, birds, whales, or are looking for a beautiful picnic spot. It had everything we like! This is located down a gravel road, far enough from the...More

Thank Lawrence P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the site of one of the Marconi Stations and there is an interesting exhibit. There is also a lighthouse on the site. It's a beautiful spot for a picnic.

Thank Mags5757
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had an excellent tour guide who patiently explained the history of the lighthouse. Best part of the tour was the opportunity to see the phenomenal views from the top of this beautiful lighthouse !

Thank Treshachen
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I'm really glad we decided to turn off and visit this lighthouse as it was a really great thing to see, the setting was superb......great!

Thank Asowtn67
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We planned to stop here but given my GPS not doing so well with French Canadian addresses, I was not sure that we would be able to find it. I was very pleased to see the signage right along the road, the location is very...More

Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Had nice exhibits. Fairly informative. Had to drive down a gravel road, they said about 4.5 kms longs, think its closer to 6-7 kms

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We "stumbled" upon Pointe a la Renomme lighthouse by chance. Being a big fan of lighthouses we saw the sign on the road and immediately turned off and up the gravel road. As it was off season and a late Sunday afternoon we had it...More

Thank LoveTravel2507
Reviewed 30 November 2015

For us, the hike made the visit. Visiting in November, the lighthouse facilities were closed, and the road had a few inches of snow, so we drove in a ways and hiked the rest. The road is not maintained, so beware. After the hike in...More

Thank RideMaine
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Well worth going off the main road (Rt 138) to see this out of the way site that was also used for telegraphic purposes. Tours offered. Great views of the mighty St. Lawrence River.

Thank JudyandDave
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Excellent tours inside the lighthouse and buildings given by a delightful, very informative young man. Take the short or the long tour re Marconi sea to land communications for reasonable fees. Also excellent is the gift shop with handmade clothing and stained glass souvenirs (we...More

Thank kim f
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