Percé Rock, Bonaventure Island, cliffs, capes, whales, seals and northern gannets: Percé will amaze you! Here are 5 places that you never tire of admiring and photographing, from all angles.
The summit of Mont Sainte-Anne
Also called Table à Roland, the summit of Mont Sainte-Anne is a panoramic site that allows you to observe the different elements of the Percé landscape. It is also a landmark for sailors, where the Perceans brought a statue of Saint Anne, the patron saint of fishermen. You can access it on foot via a gravel road, via a 1.3 km trail or by shuttle bus. It is also the site of the suspended glazed platform of the UNESCO Global Geopark in Percé, which provides a spectacular view of the geomorphology of the landscape.
Physically connected to Percé Rock by a tombolo (accumulation of coarse sediment), Mont Joli is accessible via the Anse du Nord beach. Note that there is a fee to access the promontory. You will never see the rock so close; you will even feel like you can touch it!
The Surprise Coast
The Surprise coast is located at the entrance to Percé, on the west side. We call it that because when we arrive, we are “surprised” to see the rock, Bonaventure Island and the entire village of Percé! A rest area allows you to stop there and take all the photos you want.
At the eastern entrance to Percé, the Pic de l’Aurore is made up of a spectacular cliff that juts into the sea. It can be admired from the rest area, 2 km from the center of the village. You will also have a magnificent view of the rock and the village as you descend the coast, via route 132.
You have to see the waters of Coin-du-Banc, which take on a turquoise color that contrasts with the blue of the ocean in the distance… From this idyllic place, you can admire the Percé rock, the cove of Cannes-de-Roches and the cliffs in shades of red and gray.
Admire and photograph from all angles the many attractions of Percé, which will amaze you! To savor every moment, plan your stay at tourisme-gaspesie.com. #gaspesie