The Poetic Peninsula
Highway No. 6 between Sainte-Anne-des-Monts and Gaspé, 1930
Along Quebec Highways Tourist Guide
Department of Highways and Mines
Provincial Tourist Bureau
Les Amis des Jardins de Métis Collection
The poetic names of the Haute Gaspésie have a special beauty, l’Anse Pleureuse, Manche-d’Épée, Grande-Vallée and Petite-Vallée, Grand-Étang and Rivière-au-Renard. Geography is everywhere and has inspired the name of almost every village.
Elsewhere in Québec, the villages are most often sanctified by their association with a patron saint. But this ritual is less present in the Gaspésie. And even when it can be found, the holy association takes on geographical resonance, like in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts.