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Perce Rock, Perce

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Percé Rock is a huge sheer rock formation in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence on the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec, Canada, off Percé Bay. Percé Rock appears from a distance like a ship under sail. It is one of the world's largest natural arches located in water and is considered a geologically and historically rich natural icon of Quebec. It is a major attraction in the Gaspesie region.EtymologyThe massive rocky cliff is called by several names, such as le Rocher Percé, Pierced Rock, Pierced Island, Split Rock or Percé Rock. The name is attributed to the pierced rock that formed an arch high on its seaward southern end, as though a needle had cut through the rock. It was named Percé ("pierced rock") by Samuel de Champlain in 1607, in reference to the holes he had seen in the massive block of limestone, which over the years has become a major attraction in the region of Quebec.
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  • It's the curiosity of Percé around which the city is built, finally the long street main where all look at the rock, hotels, restaurants, antique shops, shops of clothes or memories. Under the Sun, it is very beautiful, and then crossing to the island Bonaventure, the boat made a hook for approaching as close. Of course, we can't tackle it.
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  • As you know a great symbol of Canada. Just to see it is impressive and you can walk to it at low tide. Just incredible to see, just one of those things, like the Grand Canyon.  more »
  • The Perce rock from afar is very beautiful to look at in a relaxed manner. The actual tourist area where you are supposed to look at it close range is very crowded with people in a small space - packe...  more »

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