Education, art and heritage

Discover the attractions that speak of the profound affection Carleton-sur-Mer residents have long felt for their culture, education and heritage: the oldest convent and the oldest Roman Catholic church in Gaspésie; Old Cemetery Park, a chapel perched on a mountaintop at an elevation of 555 metres and a wooden church with its singular architecture.

Today, Carleton-sur-Mer is a most dynamic community in terms of culture. We are active in a variety of fields, including the performance arts (theatre, storytelling, music, song, dance…), visual arts (contemporary art, fine crafts, photography…), literature and cinema. Our town is also a leading education centre in the Chaleur Bay area as it is home to a Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles campus. Our profound attachment to the arts and to education have notably grown from their roots in a school run by the Sisters of Charity of Québec (Grey Nuns) at their Carleton convent from 1867 to 1970.

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