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Founded by Scots in 1818, Métis-sur-Mer – where spectacular seascapes and fresh sea air are inherent to the character of the bilingual community – is known for its remarkable architecture and unusual scenery. Its magnificent horticultural displays and landscaping have earned it three Fleurons, discerned by the Association des Fleurons du Québec.
As you drive along Rue Principale, you will come to the seaside rest area where tables and benches invite visitors to relax or enjoy a picnic; there are also public washrooms and wireless internet service. A stairs leads to a sand and pebble beach where you can take a dip in the water, ramble or access the Route bleue, Québec’s waterway route. Métis-sur-Mer is also home to businesses like a café, inns, restaurants, an art gallery, grocery store and gas station, a wind farm in the back country, fields of flax in the summer along 4e Rang; a covered bridge called Pont Bélanger on Route MacNider. Nearby, there are also trails for a range of activities (snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, quadding).
- Population: 589 inhabitants.