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Perce Rock, Perce

Categories: Outdoor Activities
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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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  • The Percé Rock is very beautiful. We booked a motel with the view straight on the rock. Take the boat tour around the rock and the Bonaventure island - so worth it. October is the very limited time to...  read more »
  • Although it appears a bit touristy along the main road, there is lots to do that enable you to get away from the souvenir shops and pricey restaurants. Walk up the hill for a close and spectacular vie...  read more »
  • Majestic rock that dips its towering walls into the sea. The symbol of pierced and its beautiful tourist town. If you go to Bonaventure Island with the boat you're close to the rock. It's worth and you will discover the Roger from different angles. For early risers do not miss the Sunrise the morning.
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