PERCÉ (the panorama of the Rocher Percé from the road stop is in high definition. Zoom in the picture)
Percé is a small city near the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec, Canada. Within the territory of the city there is a village community also called Percé.
Percé, member of the association of Most Beautiful Villages of Quebec, is mainly a tourist location particularly well known for the attractions of Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island.
In addition to Percé itself, the town’s territory also includes the communities of Barachois, Belle-Anse, Bougainville, Bridgeville, Cap-d’Espoir, Cannes-de-Roches, Coin-du-Banc, L’Anse-à-Beaufils, Pointe-Saint-Pierre, Rameau, Saint-Georges-de-Malbaie, and Val-d’Espoir.
Percé is the seat of the judicial district of Gaspé.
LIGHTHOUSE TRAIL OF QUÉBEC – CAP-CHAT
Built to signal the land to sailors, some of the lighthouses along the St. Lawrence River are still in service. Some are also used as tourist attractions and even as accommodation. The lighthouse of Cap-Chat can accommodate up to 16 people.
Here is the first lighthouse of this series. The lighthouse of Cap-Chat as well as a panorama of the wind farm of Cap-Chat.
The Europa is a steel-hulled barque registered in the Netherlands. Originally it was a German lightship, named Senator Brockes and built in 1911 at the H.C. Stülcken & Sohn shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. Until 1977, it was in use by the German Federal Coast Guard as a lightship on the river Elbe. A Dutchman bought the vessel (or what was left of her) in 1985 and in 1994 she was fully restored as a barque, a three-mast rigged vessel, and retrofitted for special-purpose sail-training.
Tall ship Atyla is a two-masted wooden schooner handmade in Spain between 1980 and 1984. She was designed by Esteban Vicente Jimenez to look like the Spanish vessels from the 1800s and built with the intention of circumnavigating the earth following the Magellan–Elcano route and then become a training ship. Although she never did that trip and instead sailed around Spain for almost her 30 years, in 2013 Esteban’s nephew became her new skipper and decided to finally dedicate her to international sail training for both professionals and amateurs.
USCGC Eagle, is a Gorch Fock-class barque originally commissioned as Segelschulschiff Horst Wessel, a Nazi training vessel taken as war reparations by the United States and commissioned into the Coast Guard in 1946; she is still in active service
Alexander von Humboldt II is a German sailing ship built as a replacement for the ship Alexander von Humboldt
The Oosterschelde is a three-masted schooner from the Netherlands, built in 1918. She is the largest restored Dutch freightship and the only remaining Dutch three-masted topsail schooner.
A nice view of the port, waiting for the tall ships.
I create my first panorama from this nice terrace, well… years ago. It’s one of my favorite spot no matter the season. In a few weeks, the port will be invaded by tall ships.
To mark the 400th anniversary of Quebec historian Marcel Trudel says without Pierre-Dugua-de-Mons, the founding of the city would have been impossible.
Bay of Cap-Rouge
The Bay of Cap-Rouge appeared to Jacques Cartier as the privileged place to establish the first settlers of New France. Overlooking the Parc Cartier-Roberval. There are the vestiges of the passages of Jacques Cartier and General Roberval.