Saint Pierre and Miquelon Quick Travel Guide
With a travel rating of 26%, Saint Pierre and Miquelon represents the last bastion of Colonial New France in North America. Located off the coast of Newfoundland, these small islands are uniquely French, both culturally and politically, with nearly 20% of the population comprised of French immigrants. While the landscape is mostly rugged, the surrounding seas provide sustenance to an abundance of seabirds that come here to escape the blustery Arctic winds. It is also a regular stopover for many whales, which migrate annually to and from Greenland. However, it's the islands' unique culture which draws most PlanetHopers! to this small French enclave. One of the best ways to experience this is to time your visit with the annual Basque Festival, where the locals revel in a variety of events that feature lumberjacking skills, "stone-heaving" competitions, and some of the best seafood dishes you've ever tasted. Aside from the capital Saint Pierre, there is honestly very little to see and do beyond those offered by Mother Nature, like the nearby Grand Banks, a fisherman's haven. However, L'Île-aux-Marins – also known as Sailor's Island – is an uninhabited ghost town where tours are offered highlighting what remains. Beautiful and off the beaten track, adventurous PlanetHoppers! will find Saint Pierre and Miquelon a refreshing alternative to the common tourist trap.
|Events & Festivals||Beaches |
|Classic Journeys||Cultural Sites|
PlanetHop! Travel Rating
Prepare to be surprised by the number of sites on remote Saint-Pierre, capital of the small islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, which are just off the coast of Newfoundland. Since many on the islands are of Basque heritage, Ba....
|Coordinates:||46 50 N, 56 20 W|
|Government:||French Overseas Collectivity|
|Currency:||Euro (€ EUR)|
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- Location: Saint Pierre and Miquelon