Major attractions in the Matapédia-et-les-Plateaux region, in the southwestern part of the Gaspé Peninsula, the first two architecturally exceptional structures of the future Route des belvédères give visitors a spectacular view of the mountain and river landscape from lookouts designed with unique architecture.
Found at the top of a cliff in a twisted wooden tunnel form, the Belvédère des Deux-Rivières, located in Matapédia, offers a breathtaking view of the confluence of the Matapédia and Ristigouche rivers.
Standing on one of the highest points in the region, the Coeur des Plateaux Lookout in Saint-André-de-Restigouche is a twisted tower made of wood and metal. On its panoramic platform (360°), you will be able to admire up to 100 km of bucolic agricultural landscapes if the sky is clear.
The Horizon de rêve lookout in Saint-Alexis-de-Matapédia offers a magnificent view of the Restigouche River.
For safety reasons the lookout is currently close. The actual structure will be replaced by a new structure with a distinctive architecture.
Saint-Alexis-de-Matapédia and L’Ascension-de-Patapédia
The Route des belvédères will include two more structures, the design of which will be unveiled by summer 2023. The current Horizon de rêve lookout in Saint-Alexis-de-Matapédia will be replaced by a new structure with a unique architecture. Also, a new structure with a unique design will be built in L’Ascension-de-Patapédia: the Cross Point lookout.