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Lying between the sea and the mountains, the town of Gaspe is where you will find nature at its best. Gaspe is made up of several small villages, each with its own distinctive cultural characteristics. Those who enjoy outdoor activities will love everything the Forillon National Park has to offer and those with an interest in history will enjoy walking around the town discovered in 1534 by Jacques Cartier.
The village of Perce was named after the rock that stands in front of it in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The Rocher Perce is 471m long and 85 m tall, and it bears the name of Perce (pierced) because of its 10 m hole.
On each side of the main street of Perce you will find numerous arts & crafts boutiques, art galleries and seafood restaurants, and at low tide, you can walk all the way to the Rocher Perce.
On a personal note - Even though I was born in Matane, my sister moved to Gaspe 20 years ago and since then my attachement to the region has grown every year until the point where I now consider Gaspe my second home. I usually make the 7h trip between Quebec City and Gaspe at least twice a year because nothing quite compares to the friendliness of Les Gaspesiens and in my opinion, it truly is the most beautiful town in the entire province. There is a feeling about this place and community that I can't quite put into words, but I think it's fair to say that anyone who spends a bit of time in Gaspe will also feel right at home!
- Pros:Definitely one of Quebec's most delightful regions
- Cons:A bit out of the way -- but it's worth the trip!
- In a nutshell:Nothing quite compares to it
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