Le Nordais Windmill Park::Gaspe, Quebec, Canada::
Le Nordais Windmill Park
Jacques Cartier Monument::Gaspe, Quebec, Canada::
Jacques Cartier Monument
La Marte Lighthouse::Gaspe, Quebec, Canada::
La Marte Lighthouse
St. Lawrence Shore, Forillon NP::Gaspe, Quebec, Canada::
St. Lawrence Shore, Forillon NP
Maison Blanchette, Forillon NP::Gaspe, Quebec, Canada::
Maison Blanchette, Forillon NP
Anse-Blanchette, Forillon NP::Gaspe, Quebec, Canada::
Anse-Blanchette, Forillon NP

Gaspé peninsula is surrounded by waters of the St. Lawrence River and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. This part of province of Quebéc in Canada features magnificent coastal landscape. Cape Gaspé is a place where Monts Chic-Chocs (part of the Appalachian Mountains stretching 2400 km/ 1500 miles across Eastern North America) reach its limit plunging into the sea. The peninsula is home of Forillon National Park. With forested mountains and cliff-lined shores, this park is realy worth to visit. However, the most famous of all is Percé Rock. This natural wonder impresses everyone and attracts to walk at low tide.

Cap-Gaspé::Gaspe, Quebec, Canada::
Cape Gaspe Lighthouse::Gaspe, Quebec, Canada::
Cape Gaspe Lighthouse
Tree top::Gaspe, Quebec, Canada::
Tree top
Percé Rock at High Tide::Gaspe, Quebec, Canada::
Percé Rock at High Tide
Panorama composed of six images

The word Gaspé comes form Gaspeg in the language of Micmacs (Mi'kmaq) meaning "the place where the land ends". Micmac Indians known of their fishing skills inhabited the peninsula when the first European, Franchman Jacques Cartier arrived in 1534.

Percé Village::Gaspe, Quebec, Canada::
Percé Village

travel tip: Tide tables. You can walk to Percé Rock only at low tide. Check the tide tables before your trip to be sure that you do not miss this attraction.
Percé and Bonaventure Island::Gaspe, Quebec, Canada::
Percé and Bonaventure Island
Percé Rock::Gaspe, Quebec, Canada::
Percé Rock
Walking to Percé Rock::Gaspe, Quebec, Canada::
Walking to Percé Rock

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