L’Anse-Pleureuse, Rivière-à-Claude, Ruisseau-à-Rebours, Gros-Morne, La Martre, Rivière-Madeleine, Manche-d’Épée…
The poetic names of the Haute Gaspésie have a special beauty. Geography is everywhere and has inspired the name of almost every village in la Haute-Gaspésie.
The Gaspésie is made of several regions and the divisions are both geographical and political. The question of where the region begins is an age-old question and one that has been responded to differently in every decade. Today, the Gaspésie is divided into eight regional counties and tourists are led through each one following the St. Lawrence as they go.
For many, the real Gaspésie begins in the Haute Gaspésie, where the pastoral landscapes and farmed land gives way to the rocky cliffs and nearly impenetrable shoreline takes charge. This is the land of fishing villages and forests, isolated but remarkable in its beauty.