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Sainte Anne des Monts

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Things to do: zoos & aquariums, shopping
Sainte-Anne-des-Monts is a city in the Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine region of the province of Quebec in Canada.Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, a small city between the Chic-Choc Mountains and sea, it is on the south shore of the St-Lawrence river estuary. In addition to Sainte-Anne-des-Monts itself, the town's territory also includes the communities of L'Anse-de-l'Église, L'Anse-Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, Mont-Albert, Petit-Tourelle, Ruisseau-à-Patates, and Tourelle.HistoryThe name of Notre-Dame has appeared on schematic maps since 1709. The official nomenclature came from the seigniorial of Sainte-Anne-des-Monts conceded to Denis Riverin in 1688. The first settlers arrived in 1815 and established small fisheries. The place was incorporated as a municipality in 1855. The city was the center of pilgrimage at the beginning of the twentieth century. The City was partially destroyed by fire in 1915.In 1968, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts gained city status. On February 2, 2000, the City of Sainte-Anne-des-Monts and the Municipality of Tourelle were merged to form the new City of Sainte-Anne-des-Monts–Tourelle. It was renamed to its current name on February 10, 2001.EconomyTourism and fishing are the local industries. Exploramer, is an activity complex on the Saint-Lawrence River aquatic fauna, where you can see an aquarium offering 21 tanks which contain fish, marine organism, a thematic exhibition about the sea, offshore excursions, and many more cultural events.
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