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Le Gîte de la Sagouine

“Come and see us! The seaside community of Bouctouche is a vital, engaging place. Its tourist attractions attract lots of visitors, and from the conversations and laughter in the cafés and public places, you'd think they're all one big, happy family.

Stepping inside the Gîte de la Sagouine, you enter a quiet refuge that fills your heart with peace and tranquility, allowing you to review your day, the experience of the sand dunes and the gentle ocean breezes of the Northumberland Strait. Carole Savoie operates Gîte de la Sagouine, along with the restaurant next door. Her B & B takes its name from La Sagouine, a play written by New Brunswick author, Antonine Maillet, about an Acadian washerwoman from rural New Brunswick. The play also inspired Le Pays de la Sagouine, Bouctouche's popular tourist attraction. “Unlike the owners of many other B & Bs, we don't live in the house, which means more privacy for our guests,” Carole says. “Meals are served at the restaurant next door by our friendly staff. Guests enjoy going over to the restaurant and meeting the locals. Gîte de la Sagouine was built in 1880, and Carole says people notice the rich heritage of the house, which has a Victorian feel to it. Its 4 bedrooms and 2 suites are furnished with beautiful antiques, and each room and suite has a private bath. Carole says many of her guests are interested in Acadian culture, so she offers vacation packages that highlight the local cuisine, culture and attractions. “Nearby, Le Pays de la Sagouine is an Acadian storybook coming to life. There are daily presentations for English-speaking visitors. Also nearby is Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada, the Bouctouche Farmers Market and the remarkable Irving Eco Centre, La Dune de Bouctouche and other attractions.

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