Rooms

Craft lovers are sure to appreciate the refinement typifying the handiwork of several creators, who have thus added an extra touch of soul to the rooms. The embroidery work, cups and paddles adorning each room were specially designed for the inn as a way of enhancing the enchanting landscape with personalized décor recalling the island’s history.

The embroidery hanging used to indicate room numbers was produced by Katy Lemay. The cups and other ceramic ware featuring a lighthouse pattern were crafted by Catherine Auriol. Upholstery work and cushions (original creations) are the work of Anne-Marie Dion. The paddles were painted by Annie Lajeunesse. The bed quilts were designed by Guylaine Bordeleau and Francine Kazemirchuk. The macramé pieces were nimbly woven by Karèle Bellavance. The lighting fixtures, whose glowing, dangling strings produce a lush, subdued light, were created by Annie Legault. Drapes and bedskirts were tailored according to the specifications of Louise Dupont. Finally, the old-time “catalognes” (summer blankets) and other woven items were made by the Cercle des Fermières de Havre-Saint-Pierre (local “farmwomen’s circle”).

Your dream décor

LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER’S HOUSE

101- Clyde

A shipwreck occurring in 1857
Not available in 2017
Standard accommodation
Multi-purpose living room
Double sofa bed
Single or double occupancy

This room was habitually occupied by the lighthouse keeper. It offers a commanding view out over the tip of the island, enabling you to monitor the many moods of Mother Nature as well as the arrival of boat-borne visitors.

102- North Briton

A shipwreck occurring in 1861
Standard accommodation
1 double bed
Single or double occupancy

The North Briton is a small living room that allows guests to relax in peaceful surroundings.

The Clyde and the North Briton can be rented as a suite beginning in 2016.
Superior/suite accommodations
Single, double, triple or quadruple occupancy.

201- Henry de Puyjalon

Lighthouse keeper, 1888-1891
“Comfort” class accommodation
1 queen-sized bed
Single or double occupancy

From this north-facing room, you can contemplate the far-off town of Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan and its endless beach, as well as the sleepy mountains of the Mingan region’s hinterland.

Henry de Puyjalon was, as of 1888, the first lighthouse keeper to serve on Île aux Perroquets. A native of France, de Puyjalon migrated to Canada in July 1879 and subsequently authored a number of publications that significantly contributed to building awareness of the North Shore’s natural resources. In these works, he describes a beloved environment and several of its inhabitants, as well as representatives of the local hare, Canada goose, and lynx populations – all in a language tinged with delight and wonderment.

202-Charles Eustache Forgues

Lighthouse keeper, 1891-1892
Standard accommodation
2 single beds
Single or double occupancy

Of all the inn’s rooms, this one is located closest to the cliff. As you gaze out through the window, you’ll soon be as one with the flocks of birds soaring and hovering in the sky over Île aux Perroquets.

A surveyor by trade, Forgues served as lighthouse keeper for scarcely more than a few months. He and his assistant drowned in May 1892 after setting out for Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan to fetch a midwife for his wife, who gave birth a few days later.

203- Placide Vigneau

Lighthouse keeper, 1892-1912
“Comfort” class accommodation
1 queen-sized bed
Single or double occupancy

This west-facing room will allow you to keep a watch on the “light” next door, making you night-time “light keepers” of a different kind!

After having been a fisherman and schooner captain, at age 50, Placide Vigneau embarked on a new career as lighthouse keeper. He would serve in this capacity for 20 years before stepping aside for his son Hector.

204-Hector Vigneau

Lighthouse keeper, 1912-1947
“Comfort” class accommodation
1 queen-sized bed
Single or double occupancy

In Hector Vigneau’s room, you’ll be able to keep watch over the beacon that has guided navigators since 1888.

The son of Placide Vigneau, Hector holds the record for years of service – 36 in total – as lighthouse keeper on Île aux Perroquets.

ASSISTANT LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER’S HOUSE

301- John A. Collin

Lighthouse keeper 1976-1978
“Comfort” class accommodation
Single or double occupancy

John’s room is the only one to boast two windows. You’ll be delighted by the exquisite view out over the sea and the protective presence of the lighthouse nearby.

John A. Collin started out as the assistant of his brother-in-law Robert Kavanagh, and then moved on to the position of keeper, charged with automating the Île aux Perroquets station. He later worked on the Île du Corossol light station, not far from Sept-Îles.

302-Mary C. Kavanagh

Wife of Robert J. Kavanagh
“Comfort” class accommodation
Single or double occupancy
Mary’s room is the inn’s most feminine room. It was designed and decorated with a view to paying homage to this woman who left an inspired work on the history of the island, a book simply entitled Femme de gardien de phare [A lighthouse keeper’s wife]. This room offers a view of both the lighthouse and the sea.

“I am not the only one who has mistaken the island for something else. Thus, in the cold damp morning fog, navigators heading east via the Mingan Archipelago’s west entrance often perceive Île aux Perroquets as though it were a huge ship emerging out of nowhere. In calm weather, this ship would appear to be moored, and when a good wind blows against the sea, you would think you were seeing a ship cutting into the waves. This illusion persists for as long as the buildings on the island cannot be made out clearly. Taken together – the cliff, the light tower rising like a chimney, the rocky spur resembling a bow – the components of this trompe-l’œil décor have given pause to many a captain.”

Mary Collin-Kavanagh, Femme de gardien de phare, 2003

303-Robert J. Kavanagh

Lighthouse keeper, 1947-1976
Standard accommodation
Single or double occupancy

This west-facing room offers incomparable views of the sun sinking into the blue hues of the Gulf at sunset.

Robert Kavanagh worked as an assistant at the Pointe-de-Monts light before being appointed keeper at Île aux Perroquets. He took up his duties at a time when the position of lighthouse keeper was undergoing major changes. The new light, new lighthouse keeper’s house and new assistant lighthouse keeper’s house were all built during his term of service, in 1951.

From $250,50 per person