Since 1878 and 1882 respectively, the Grotto and Calvary have served as a place of pilgrimage to the Virgin Mary, patron saint of the Acadians. Each year on August 15, the Feast of the Assumption, a procession or a mass is held on the wharf near the Grotto. Nestled on the hillside overlooking the river and surrounded by a mature Acadian forest, you will find the Grotto and Calvary with monuments, original statues and stone walls.During the first World Acadian Congress in 1994, 3,000 people gathered in this location for the raising of the Acadian flag. Since that day, the flag has flown on the wharf near the grotto.
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