The reaction to the natural beauty of the Gaspé peninsula, which offers breathtaking panoramas in its backcountry as well as along its coastline, is unanimous. Indeed, in 2011 National Geographic magazine ranked the region as one of the 20 finest travel destinations in the world.

The idea of inhabiting this vast territory of spectacular landscapes and legendary welcome by grafting to it a variety of photographic records has enabled Rencontres to position itself as an event that is unique in its kind. While the beauty of the different settings finds itself enhanced by the presence of major works by artists in photography from Québec and elsewhere, facilities like a lighthouse, a historical building or even a covered bridge place themselves in the service of art by transforming into screens for display.