The Newport, Pabos Mills, Pabos and Saint-François-de-Pabos, municipalities, annexed to the town of Chandler, sometimes skirt the sea on a sinuous road. Notice how close the houses are to the road. An array of activities is offered: hiking trails, picnic areas, marina, sandy beaches and many lakes and rivers perfect for swimming.
Before arriving in Percé, you pass through the municipality of Grande-Rivière where can be found the École des pêches et de l'aquaculture (Fisheries and Aquaculture School). A little further east, in Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé, you have access to the crab capital of Québec. You will be impressed by its seaport.
Starting here, the municipalities annexed to Percé are indicated between brackets on road signs and extend for approximately 60 kilometres along the coast, from Cap-d’Espoir to Saint-Georges- de-Malbaie. Take a break at the Havre de L’Anse-à-Beaufils and at its old plant to stretch your legs in a warm and entertaining atmos- phere: show hall, relaxation room, workshop-boutique, café bar, terrace on the wharf and observing lobstering in-season.
Ride for a few kilometres and here is Percé. Turn right at the roadside rest area of Côte Surprise and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Rocher Percé and the Bonaventure Island. Go to the Tourist Welcome Bureau to find out about the activities to do in Percé. You will learn absolutely everything on the Charles Robin Le Chafaud historic sector, la Neigère, the Rocher Percé sector, the marine sector and the Bonaventure Island sector, home of thousands of Northern Gannets and a colony of seals. Also enjoy other activities like kayaking, sea excursion, scuba diving and hiking.
When exiting Percé, be careful because the road starts twisting and you go downhill abruptly. Be sure not to miss the roadside rest area on your right with its impressive view. Nearby, in Cannes-de-Roches, the road winds downward, heading towards the grandiose setting of the Percé mountains