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Grand Pre Travel Guide



Grand Pre is a community in Nova Scotia known as the "great meadow" of dyked lands and lies along the shores a few kilome­ters east of Wolfville. It was founded by Acadians and has served as the home of immigrant artisans and farmers for three centuries.[1] The town is the setting for Longfellow’s poem, “Evangeline”, and was the most prominent settlement of the Acadians prior to their deportation.[2]

The town’s main attraction today is the Grand Pre National Historic Site, which boasts an Acadian well, a bronze statue of Evangeline, a blacksmith’s shop, and a stone church erected to commemorate the Acadians; the church has an exhibit inside depicting the Deportation.[3] Second to this designated historic site, tourists come to Grand Pre also for the wineries in the region, some of the best in Nova Scotia.[4]

References:
Carroll, Donald. Insider’s Guide Canada. Edison: Hunter Publishing, Inc, 1996. ISBN: 1556507100.

“Grand-Pré.” < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Pre>

[1] Grand-Pré
[2] Carroll, 321-22
[3] Id. at 323
[4] Grand-Pré







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