La Martre


The municipality
of La Martre


Six kilometres of dazzling coastline separate the two communities that make up this municipality. Approaching from the west, you first come to Cap-au-Renard, a small community of inspiring people. The Cap-au-Renard chapel, a true jewel of local heritage, remains an important gathering place that comes alive each summer with the celebration of Quebec’s national holiday and the harvest festival as well as the regular mass. The shingle beach at Cap-au-Renard is a delightful place for a relaxing stroll.

Continuing eastward, a roadside stop to enjoy the Voile de la mariée (bridal veil) waterfall is a must. From the falls, you can already see the famous red lighthouse of La Martre, built entirely of wood and still in use today. Visitors can climb the lighthouse to take in the breathtaking views. This enchanting site is also home to a shop offering regional products in what was once the lighthouse keeper’s house.

Archaeological excavations in La Martre have uncovered traces of its rich history stretching back to the Paleoindian period, between 8,000 and 10,000 years ago.

Population: 208 (2023)
Demonym: Martrien, Martrienne
Area: 178.30 km2
Year founded: 1923

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Phare de La Martre
La Martre

The lighthouse at La Martre, jewel of the Gaspé coast, stands proudly on its natural promontory near the church, its unusual octagonal wooden frame exposed to the soft caress of the sun and the harsh lash of the wind. See the rotating...

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Les Argileuses
La Martre (Cap-au-Renard)

Camille offers unique utilitarian or decorative ceramics, turned or shaped by hand. Her porcelain and red stoneware products are meticulously decorated with engravings inspired by the Gaspé horizon.

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Coop du Cap
La Martre (Cap-au-Renard)

Coop du Cap, established in 2007 in the heart of the Haute-Gaspésie, was born of a desire to be engaged in our environment. Today we are focused on the challenges of local ecological agriculture and the development of greater food...

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