Grand-Pré National Historic Site, Grand Pre

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
Built to commemorate the Grand Pre area of Nova Scotia, Grand-Pré National Historic Site is a World Heritage Site, and the site of an Arcadian settlement from the 17th century. Lovers of literature will know that the village was the scenic setting for the epic poem, Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie. That's no surprise, considering its lush gardens and stunning shoreline. During your exploration, look for the memorial church and admire the paintings, stained glass, and exhibits. Pop into the visitor's center for further exhibits, multimedia presentations, and general information on the historic site. Plan your visit to Grand-Pré National Historic Site and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Grand Pre tourist route planner.
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  • We didn't know much about the Acadian's and the history of the area. A visit to the site provided us with an understanding of a difficult period in Canadian history. Well presented and worth a stop. 
  • The cost for visiting this historic site was included in our Parks Canada Discovery Passes. We started in the Visitor Center and watched the very interesting 22 minute film, using headphones where you...  read more »
  • This was a fascinating historical site, well presented and very informative. The surrounding area is also with a visit (the beautiful coastline and The Guzzle). 
  • This UNESCO World Heritage Site tells the sad tale of the Acadians, who in 1755 were expelled from the land they painstakingly developed by the British around the time of the Seven Years War, when Britain and France were still jostling for dominance in North America. The views are beautiful and there is a detailed interpretive museum, as well as various postings in the open air section of the grounds giving further historical detail. Ongoing excavations here have shed light on the lives of the Acadians and later the New England Planters who were given their land following the expulsion.
  • Beautiful place and good food. I only wish if they offer more variety in their menu. At least there should be a choice of burger without pork.
  • Highlights the history of the Acadians in Nova Scotia. Nice grounds, and educational
  • Great tour. A must see for Acadians and those interested in Canadian, French and US history.
  • Breath taking Vistas. Very well signed for ease of travel and information gathering.
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