157 route 132 ouest
Percé, QC G0C 2L0
The wave of protest that swept through Paris in May 1968 reached Percé that same summer as the just founded Front de Libération du Québec (FLQ) set up its base of operations there. The leaders of this faction would often gather with an already sympathetic hippy clientele in a ramshackle shed on the shore, the odour of seaweed blending with the smell of other weeds not necessarily related to St. John’s wort. This shed-turned-colourful-youth hostel, known as La Maison du Pêcheur, where brothers Paul and Jacques Rose would pull up their chairs next to chansonnier Plume Latraverse and where beatniks of all stripes found a place to sleep, would become the scene of a chapter in the history of Québec. Quarts of beer in hand, these protesters, clad in little more than a ragged version of the flag of Québec, would cruise the village’s main drag on their rumbling motorcycles. In no time at all, they would become the black sheep of a municipal administration striving to maintain public order. Iconoclasts, freedom lovers, they illustrated their yearnings for liberty in the graffiti that can still be seen on some sections of the ceiling of what some might call Québec’s Sistine Chapel!
Jean-Louis Lebreux, Director, Musée Le Chafaud
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