"An Island of Choices" Île du Havre Aubert by Bwana_Brown

Île du Havre Aubert Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 23 photos

Ile du Havre-Aubert is a pleasant mix of wilderness and hospitality locations - its population of about 2500 people does not result in as much over-crowding as on Ile du Cap-aux-Meules (please check that page for details on how we arrived in the Isles de la Madeleine). We spent one full day leisurely driving around the island, exploring its back-roads, cliffs and dunes. This island also has the nicest historic village of all of the islands - a place in the town of Havre-Aubert called 'The Grave'. We had an added thrill with our success in spotting Minke whales from the southern coast cliffs, not far from the Bassin lighthouse pictured here (built in 1871).

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  • Pros:A good variety of things to do and see
  • In a nutshell:The most enjoyable of all the Islands
  • Last visit to Île du Havre Aubert: Jun 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jefie's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    A big hello from les Iles-de-la-Madeleine! We spent the day in Havre Aubert and had lunch at the Cafe de la Grave, it was fantastic :o)

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2008 at 10:10 AM

    This island must be indeed very enjoyable with sand dunes, wild beaches and magnificent scenery! Cap Noir looks quite impressive, especially the reclusive artist's house ;) I'd enjoy sitting out on a balcony overlooking the ocean and sipping the wine :)

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2008 at 7:46 PM

    Great page o fthis beautiful rural and natural landscapes. Enjoyed your photos heree.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2007 at 1:43 PM

    Glenn, another lovely place in Quebec. I especially like the neat and colourful houses. Have a lovely weekend.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2007 at 6:19 AM

    What a beautiful area to visit. Nice coastline, lovely hotel, and whales. Another one of your great finds.

  • whitecliff62's Profile Photo
    Jul 25, 2006 at 12:49 PM

    Another great destination Glenn, you do manage to see some beautiful parts of the world.

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2005 at 7:04 AM

    A beautiful piece of coastline and some geat photos and tips of it! I hate mosquitos, so perhaps I may choose to avoid all but the beaches here, but otherwise it looks very beautiful!

  • kiwi's Profile Photo
    May 12, 2005 at 3:34 PM

    The French bfast with a sea view looks inviting and the whalewatching too. This indeed looks like a very interesting and explorable corner of the world, thanks!!

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2005 at 1:23 PM

    You are not good for my diet, hahaha, I always leave your pages feeling hungry! Your food tips are TOO good! :-))) What a wonderful place to go Glenn! I know I would love a place like this!

  • JetlagCity's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2005 at 7:09 PM

    This does indeed look like a great place for getting away from it all. I've never stayed in a hotel room with hardwood floors, what a nice treat!


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