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Jacques Cartier's Cross: general information

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Jacques Cartier

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This granite cross measuring 10 meters high and weighing 29 tons, was erected in 1934 to mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Jacques Cartier in Gaspé. The cross was carved from a single block and from a stone quarry near Quebec City. It was brought by boat to Gaspé. It marks Jacques Cartier's official taking possession of the new territory on behalf of the king of France. In 2012 the cross found a new location on the water near the Gaspé bridge.
View this informative youtube movie about the reloca...
This granite cross measuring 10 meters high and weighing 29 tons, was erected in 1934 to mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Jacques Cartier in Gaspé. The cross was carved from a single block and from a stone quarry near Quebec City. It was brought by boat to Gaspé. It marks Jacques Cartier's official taking possession of the new territory on behalf of the king of France. In 2012 the cross found a new location on the water near the Gaspé bridge.
View this informative youtube movie about the relocation of the cross.
This granite cross measuring 10 meters high and weighing 29 tons, was erected in 1934 to mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Jacques Cartier in Gaspé. The cross was carved from a single block and from a stone quarry near Quebec City. It was brought by boat to Gaspé. It marks Jacques Cartier's official taking possession of the new territory on behalf of the king of France. In 2012 the cross found a new location on the water near the Gaspé bridge.
View this informative youtube movie about the reloca...

Jacques Cartier's Cross: nearby sleeping facilities

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6 preferred sleeping facilities (B&B's, inns, motels, etc.):

Hôtel Motel Le Pharillon
Motel le Noroît
Auberge du Saumonier Lodge
Motel Du Haut Phare
Auberge Motel Caribou
Motel Chalet Baie De Gaspé

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