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Gaspésie’s Tourism Capital!

Renowned as a world-class tourist destination and one of Quebec’s most beautiful villages, Percé will definitely charm you with the beauty of its landscapes as well as with the impressive diversity of its activities.

Do not miss to visit Parc national de l'Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé, a true natural treasure of Quebec which is host to more than 250 000 birds. Île Bonaventure is notably home to the most important colony of Northern Gannets in the world. The nature park will also allow you to get a great view on the legendary Rocher-Percé, which fascinates travellers and Percéens alike.

Fous de Bassan Percé is undoubtedly a great attraction for lovers of nature and the outdoors with hiking trails set on more than 50 kilometres throughout mountains and rivers, guided VTT tours, mountain tours and ornithological visits of the magnificent Barachois de Malbaie.

The maritime activities are also in great numbers. Take the time to discover the beauty of the St. Lawrence gulf and enjoy activities such as scuba diving, sea kayaking, whale watching, line fishing, taking a cruise in the Rocher-Percé and Île-Bonaventure areas, beach walking, the discovery of lobster fishing and the collection of precious stones and shells hidden in the sand.

Furthermore, Percé is home to a flourishing artistic and cultural life since more than twenty places of diffusion and exhibitions present a variety of artistic disciplines. Sculptors, ceramists, potters, painters and jewellers will be more than glad to welcome you in their place of creation. The festive events and diverse performances will brighten your day whether it is with street entertainers at Espace culturel Suzanne Guité, the entertaining shows at Vieille Usine de l'Anse-à-Beaufils or the animated tours of the Historical General Store. You will thus have plenty of occasions to be entertained and enjoy the local culture.

Animation on PercéAnd do not forget to save some time for a bit of shopping since the many arts, crafts and souvenirs boutiques as well as galleries and workshop boutiques are there for great discoveries. Be tempted by the local products which include smoked salmon, honey, jams and local essential oil soaps. These are all great tasty souvenirs to bring back and an excellent way to discover the local producers by exploring Percé's hinterland.

Like every great tourist destinations, Percé offers to its visitors an impressive array of tourist services that include quality accommodation as well as a great variety of restaurants, cafés and bars.

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