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Percι Rock(or Rocher Percι) is a monolith off the GASPΙ PENINSULA, 750 km east of Quιbec City, near its namesake, the town of PERCΙ. This limestone island-peninsula, once attached to the shoreline, is of an impressive size: 450 m long, 90 m wide and 85 m high. It can be reached at low tide. Its name derives from the fact that the sea has pierced holes in its structure to form archways. According to some, there were once 4 arches, but only one large opening, 30 m wide, exists today. It is known that one arch eroded in 1845, leaving the pillar known as L'Obelisque. Enigmatic and fascinating, immortalized by artists, poets and writers, Rocher Percι is one of the major tourist attractions of Quιbec and Canada, and is an important BIRD SANCTUARY. Along with ΞLE BONAVENTURE, it makes up a PROVINCIAL PARK (1985).

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