A Journey Into the HeartGazing out over Shippagan Harbour, you consider for a moment the history that has unfolded in this part of New Brunswick over the past 2 centuries. Home to the largest commercial fishing fleet in the province, Shippagan is a delightful place, filled with fascinating characters. You met some of them today during the Blessing of the Fleet festivities. As you walk along the shore, you can smell the sea and feel the rhythm of the waves. This is a journey into the heart of a people.Ever since she opened Auberge & Gîte Janine du Havre in 1996, innkeeper Jeannine Larocque has met a lot of people, many of whom come back to see her every year. Her accommodation is at Savoy Landing on the Island of Lamèque — just across the bridge that links the island with the mainland and the bustling fishing community of Shippagan — an excellent destination for anyone who wants to experience Acadian culture. “I enjoy meeting the people who come here from all over the world,” Jeannine says, and I enjoy learning about the various parts of the world they come from.”The colourful fishing boats that sail past Auberge & Gîte Janine du Havre carry fishermen whose ancestors fished these waters centuries ago. You get a sense of timelessness as you watch them chug out of the harbour in the morning and as you explore the streets of Shippagan, or the Acadian isles. The Auberge & Gîte Janine du Havre is an excellent place to base your visit to this fascinating part of the Acadian peninsula and its many attractions.The inn has rooms with private bath, television and Internet connection. The kids will love its heated outdoor pool, games and playground!
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