Grand-Pré Memorial Church, Nova Scotia
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Grand-Pré Memorial Church, Nova Scotia

Grand-Pré is a Canadian rural community in Kings County, Nova Scotia. Its French name translates to "Great/Large Meadow" and the community lies at the eastern edge of the Annapolis Valley several miles east of the town of Wolfville on a peninsula jutting into the Mines Basin surrounded by extensive dyked farm fields, framed by the Gaspereau and Cornwallis rivers. The community was made famous by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem Evangeline. On June 30, 2012, the Landscape of Grand-Pré was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Grand-Pré is a powerful monument that unites the Acadian people.

Today, Grand-Pré is a National Historic Site which is now administered by Parks Canada to commemorate the Acadian people and their deportation. The Covenanter Church at Grand-Pré is the oldest existing Presbyterian church in Nova Scotia. One of Nova Scotia's best known wineries, Domaine de Grand-Pré, is located in the community. Grand-Pré is also Canada's first designated Historic Rural District.

Location: Grand-Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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