"Gateway to Gaspesie" Matane by Jefie
Matane Travel Guide: 22 reviews and 30 photos
Matane is a small town of about 10,000 people and the birthplace of yours truly :o) Yep, I was born and grew up in this charming town located by the St. Lawrence River. It was a wonderful place to grow up, although it does seem more quiet now than it was back when I lived there - and I do hope my leaving the place has nothing to do with it!
Matane is mostly known for its salmon river and for its shrimp industry. In fact, Matane's shrimp festival (Festival de la crevette) used to be one of the biggest festivals in the province of Quebec until they ran out of volunteers to run it and sadly had to cancel the event. But still, because it is located about 4h east of Quebec City and 3h west of Gaspe, Matane is a good place to stop on your "tour de la Gaspesie". You can relax and enjoy a stroll along the river, a delicious seafood meal, and discover all that Matane's nature has to offer!
- Pros:The best place to get shrimp in all of Quebec
- Cons:Not as interesting if you're allergic to seafood
- In a nutshell:What a nice way to kick off your "Tour de Gaspesie"
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