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An exceptional site attracting visitors and artists since the 1930s, the magnetism of Percé is undeniable. Its unique landscape, its vibrant cultural life, its enchanting setting attracts travellers from everywhere. Whether you are arriving by way of Pic de l’Aurore or via Côte Surprise, the place will astound you. The magnificence of Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island, with its thousands of Northern Gannets, guarantee wonderful memories. Here, the Parc national de l’Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé, sea excursions (whales, seals, birds, fishing, kayaking, diving…), Percé’s UNESCO Global Geopark (hiking trails, spectacular lookouts, suspended deck, zip line, play area, multimedia pavilion…), historic walk, then a tour of workshops and galleries are all ways to appreciate Percé. And of course, there’s the impressive make-over of Anse du Sud and the new Grave boardwalk, both of which are sure to delight. Percé also offers various tourism services, lodging, regional cuisine, handicraft and souvenir shops. Inquire at the tourist welcome bureau.
The town of Percé encompasses about ten villages spread out over almost 60 km along the coast, from Saint-Georges-de-Malbaie to Cap-d’Espoir.
Saint-Georges-de-Malbaie: to the south of this village, at Pointe-Saint-Pierre, is a wonderful view of the tip of Forillon on one side and Bonaventure Island and the Percé Rock on the other. Near this tip, a rock featuring a profile of an Amerindian tells this legend: "White men came from Europe on a tall ship, kidnapped a young Amerindian girl, and took her back to their country far away. Ever since, her lover tirelessly awaits the return of his beloved, with his back to the sea and sorrow in his eyes, his gaze fixed on the cliffs."
Coin-du-Banc: the marshes between Barachois and Coin-du-Banc form the most important interior lagoon in Québec; a site greatly appreciated for birdwatching. Here you find the Rivière du Portage (locally called the Rivière aux Émeraudes). This magnificent site is one of the starting points of the Sentier des Rivières, a route covering 27 km through the forest up to L'Anse-à-Beaufils. You can comb the beach at Coin-du-Banc for agate and jasper.
- Electric vehicle charging stations: Hôtel de Ville and Riôtel Percé.
- Population: 3 147 inhabitants.
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