The village was first settled by Acadian Simon Landry in 1808, and was incorporated in 1968.
Grande-Anse’s tourist attractions include the the beach. Follow the shoreline of Grand-Anse’s beautiful beach, which is sheltered between wave-sculpted rock formations, and has change houses, washrooms, parking, food service, picnic area and a volleyball court if you are looking for some competitive fun. There is also a children’s play area.
Visit the Founding Cultures Museum, (formerly Popes Museum) the only museum in North America dedicated to the papacy. The Roman Catholic faith being closely linked to the Acadian people, the museum demonstrates the rich spiritual and artistic heritage of the religion. The exhibits on display will provide an overview of the history of the papacy and considerable artistic works associated with it.
The scale model of St-Peter’s Basilica is a sight to behold. Crafted by European artisans, it is accurate in every detail. From the scale model of the Basilica to the beautiful gothic sacred vessels, you will enjoy a pleasant journey through time.
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