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Caraquet, Canada

The village of Caraquet was founded in 1757 by Acadian refugees from Nova Scotia and is the oldest of the settlements on the Acadian Peninsula. The Acadian flag is proudly flown in the region and many of the traditions live on; music, folklore, food and even the language is a little different from the French spoken in neighbouring Québec.

Caraquet has a bustling colourful fishing port and the fascinating small Acadian Museum. Fifteen kilometres (9 miles) to the west of Caraquet is the Acadian Historic Village, a major reconstruction of life in the 1800s and an intriguing contrast to the relative prosperity of English-speaking Kings Landing near Fredericton.

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    • Hotel Paulin, Caraquet

      Hotel Paulin


      This hotel is perfectly located for exploring the Acadian Village in Caraquet and the Acadian coastline. The hosts are very attentive and will happily share their knowledge of the local area.