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Saint Pierre and Miquelon Travel Guide: 66 reviews and 168 photos

Surprise!

Who knew that part of France is just 16 miles from Newfoundland? It is a group of small islands that are the last remnant of the French colonial empire in North America. The French came in 1604 and settled. It is self governing now, but still French. The islands were located right by the best cod fishing area in the Atlantic, and they fished for four centuries. The cod have been overfished, however, and there is now a moratorium.

The Islands

St. Pierre is the capital city, located on the island of the same name. There are about 6,000 people on St. Pierre Island, and 600 on Miquelon. Ile aux Marins (Sailors’ Island) no longer has permanent residents, and nobody lives on Langlade. Most of the residents are Basque or Breton.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Historic buildings, lots to see
  • In a nutshell:It is definitely French.
  • Last visit to Saint Pierre and Miquelon: Jul 2009
  • Intro Updated Feb 24, 2011
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  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2009 at 6:09 AM

    I loved your page. The little island is so pure & precious. Statue of fisherman reminds me of the one in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Isn't this where rug hooking originated?

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2009 at 2:03 PM

    Well, the French have a foothold on the continent besides Quebec. You presented a nice display of things on this beautiful island.

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