Abandoned houses in Gaspesie
Abandoned houses in Gaspesie

Abandoned houses in Gaspesie

Abandoned houses in Gaspesie

Beyond the Rocher Percé, gannets and other tourist attractions in Gaspesie

Gaspésie (Quebec), Canada

Beyond the tourist beauties we are used to see when we visit the Gaspesie, it can be found hundreds of abandoned houses that show those old days when the region had not yet suffered the wrath of the rural exodus.

If the economy of the region now depends on the tourist flow that comes contemplate Perce Rock, Bonaventure Island, the small villages like Mont-Saint-Pierre on horseback between the mountains and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, it was a time not so far away when the region had many farms and countless crab fishermen, lobster, cod and more.

Yes, the Gaspesie is beautiful and scenery are breathtaking. After long hours of road, the visitor is rewarded with its tourist attractions and the friendliness of its people. But beyond that, there are these beautiful abandoned houses who are trying to stay straight and proud, despite the salty sea air.

A rurex lover will find what he is looking for. By staying on the main roads, he will find abandoned houses, remained intact despite the weather. Kept away by distance, vandals have not yet damaged these buildings. Only the humidity have created some damage to these buildings. Barricaded and often inaccessible, these old houses made with wooden cedar are the delight of photographers who find these rural treasures.

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