Nestled along New Brunswick’s spectacular eastern seashore, the town of Shédiac is known as The Lobster Capital of the World and home to the World's Largest Lobster!
Take a dip in the finest saltwater beaches in Eastern Canada, with waters peaking at 24 degrees Celsius (75 degrees Fahrenheit) - the warmest water north of Virginia! Boating, windsurfing, golf and hiking are just a few of the attractions on or near its pristine, sprawling beaches.
Shediac has many fine restaurants serving succulent seafood to tempt your palate, from scallops to Atlantic salmon to lobster, of course! Stroll through the Corridor of Lights, stop for a rest at an outdoor café, or search for that special trinket in the town's countless shops, boutiques and art galleries. See the best of local artisans at the Artist Village and at the Sunday Market. Don’t miss the Lobster Festival and the many other activities!
Heather and Sébastien like to welcome their guests with gusto. Polymaths, they have studied in seven different disciplines at university (Canadian Studies, Music, Folklore, Ethnomusicology, Religious Studies, Anthropology, and Viola Performance/Pedagogy).
An Acadian from Cocagne, NB (ten minutes from Shédiac), Sébastien is an award-winning lecturer at Memorial University, and has been the Mayor of a town in Newfoundland (Witless Bay), an Action Canada fellow, an infantry reservist, and a stuntman. Heather is a professional musician and the owner of a school of music in Shédiac. She masters a number of musical instruments, including the viola, the violin, the piano, and the Highland bagpipes (which she never plays when guests are sleeping!).
They're the proud parents of two beautiful girls (Amélie & Évangéline).
The house at 426 Main Street was lovingly operated as a four-star tourist accommodation for two decades by Marie and Norbert Vienneau under the name of Maison Vienneau. The new owners of the villa aim to uphold the careful attention to detail and level of care of its previous owners.
The house has been renamed "Le Griffon" after the character in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Click here for more images!
An elegant Victorian villa located a short minute’s walk from the heart of downtown Shédiac, Le Griffon Bed & Breakfast earns its four stars with its spacious and comfortable rooms, its inviting parlour, its fully-equipped guest kitchen/dining room, and its grounds, which are perfect places to rest and relax. Le Griffon's caring hosts will make you feel right at home.
Le Griffon is surrounded by fine restaurants, outdoor cafés, historic houses, shops, boutiques, art galleries, and the largest weekly outdoor market in Atlantic Canada. Just a short jaunt from Canada's finest saltwater beach (with the warmest waters north of Virginia!), attractions in Shédiac include boat tours & cruises, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, golf, cycling, hiking, a Drive-In theatre, an ecocentre, and an Artist Village.
The Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM) is only 16 km away!