Founded nearly 250 years ago, the village of Bas-Caraquet is a coastal region with almost 1,500 inhabitants. The founders of this fishing village settled here permanently around 1735 and lived primarily from fishing and family farming. Today, the marine centre has become an industry renowned for its professional expertise in the north of the Acadian Peninsula, following the trends for building the most modern, effective and energy-efficient boats. Other sources of pride for the village are the Isabelle-sur-Mer Polyclinic as well as the splendid St. Paul's Church, a neo-Gothic building designed by the famous architect Nazaire Dugas, dating from the beginning of the last century and worth a visit to see the stained glass windows and organ. With its green spaces, wharves, beaches, salty sea air and boats, this small village is the perfect place for peace and relaxation.