Charles <3 Chaleur
Meet Charles the fisherman, of Petit-Rocher: Acadian, Lobster fisherman, lover of good local food and the sea.
We caught up with him on a busy June morning to get “up close and personal” on a lobster fishing day and, of course, to ask him: “Why do you <3 Chaleur?”
So, Charles, what’s your favourite place in the region?
C: Right about now, I would have to say my bed!
All joking aside though, I really love the entire Acadian Peninsula and the Chaleur region. Seeing it from a boat gives you a whole different perspective on it, and you really appreciate it in a completely new way.
Do you have a spot you usually recommend to tourists?
C: I always say that if you are visiting the Chaleur region, make sure to see the region on a boat! We have a beautiful coastal area with so many great locations along the way, but there’s something to be said about the beauty of the littoral!
Where do you love to eat in the region?
C: I love good food, so I visit our local restaurants probably 10 to 12 times a week; every spot has something special to offer.
When I want a good Seafood Chowder, I go to Cast & Crew Gastropub. When I’m in the mood for an amazing Crab Cake, I go to Fresco kitchen. When I’m craving great pizza, I hit up Monty’s Pretzelria. They all have their own charm and specialties.
What do you like about where you live?
C: I live in Petit-Rocher, and it’s such a beautiful coastal area to be in — whether you live here or are just visiting.
To put it in a few words: I love it here because of the sea, the boats and the beauty the village.
What sets us apart in the Chaleur region?
C: You’ll probably hear this from most visitors and even from the people living here: in our region, people are warm, welcoming and kind.
We have the scenery, great food, the sea, festivals, of course…but what makes a real difference when you’re visiting? It’s the people.