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Percé

Population: 3320

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Description

Although Perce now has a mainly tourist vocation, it used to be an important fishing centre. Even before the arrival of Europeans, it was one of the Micmacs' favorite fishing spots. In the 17th century, Perce was the most important fishing centre on the Gaspe Peninsula. Later, a native of Jersey Island, Charles Robin built important infrastructures for the fishing industry. Today we can still find a few buildings dating back to that time.

Perce Rock is one of the most important natural tourist attractions in Quebec. All who have seen it have been impressed by its size, its colour and its beauty. Because of the many belvederes (Mt. Joli, Mt. Sainte-Anne and Pic de l'Aurore, just to name a few) situated here and there, the Rock can be viewed from many angles. It can also be observed by boat and one can walk to it (even up to the hole) at low tide.

Bonaventure Island (4.16 km²) faces the town of Perce. It has one of the most important gannet colonies in the world and many other species of birds such as puffins, cormorants and murres. The island also has many interesting and diversified trails alongside cliffs, crevasses and beaches.

Inland from Perce lies a wealth of attractions, maybe not as well-known but nonetheless spectacular. For example, on Mt. Blanc you have a very deep crevasse and many belvederes overlooking Cannes-de-Roches. Mt. Sainte-Anne with its 375 m offers a sensational view of the sea. If the sky is clear, you can get a glimpse of Miscou Island in New Brunswick. Take the winding and mountainous Chemin des Failles and take in more spectacular scenery. Back in town, behind the church, you will find the grotto and its fountain.

Attractions, services

Activities
Shopping (boutiques)
  • Boutique et Motel Le Macareux
  • Sea fishing
  • Hôtel Motel Manoir de Percé
  • Lodging
    Hotels, motels, inns
  • Motel Nouvel Horizon
  • Hôtel Motel Manoir de Percé
  • Boutique et Motel Le Macareux
  • Hôtel Motel Le Panorama
  • Au Pic de l'Aurore Village Chalets
  • Riôtel, Hôtels sur mer (Percé)
  • Tourist Homes (cottages, cabins, houses)
  • Chalets Nature Océan
  • Les Chalets des Failles
  • Motel Nouvel Horizon
  • Au Pic de l'Aurore Village Chalets
  • Camping
    Campgrounds
  • Chalets Nature Océan
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    Restaurants
    Restaurants
  • La Maison du Pêcheur
  • Hôtel Motel Manoir de Percé
  • Percé Rock
    Photo: Stéphane Gauthier
    Sea excursion to the Percé Rock
    Photo: Stéphane Gauthier
    White Cape Lighthouse
    Photo: Stéphane Gauthier
    Musicians in front of the wharf
    Photo: Stéphane Gauthier
    The Crevasse
    Photo: Stéphane Gauthier
    Majestic panoramic views
    Photo: Stéphane Gauthier
    Percé Rock and Cap Blanc
    Photo: Stéphane Gauthier
    Lobster fishing excursion
    Photo: Stéphane Gauthier
    Éthier House on Cape Canon
    Photo: Stéphane Gauthier
    Percé in winter season
    Photo: Stéphane Gauthier
    Sunrise
    Photo: Stéphane Gauthier
    Gannet
    Photo: Josée Bourdon
    Gannet colony
    Photo: Stéphane Gauthier
    Tens of thousands
    Photo: Josée Bourdon
    Landing
    Photo: Josée Bourdon
    Sunrise behind the Percé Rock
    Photo: Josée Bourdon
    Malbay civered by ices
    Photo: Stéphane Gauthier
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