St Pierre & Miquelon is a self-governing territorial overseas collectivity of France, situated in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean near Canada. It is the only remnant of the former North American colonial empire of New France that remains under French control. The archipelago is composed of eight islands, of which only Saint Pierre and Miquelon are inhabited. The islands are bare and rocky, with steep coasts, and only a thin layer of peat to soften the hard landscape.
As a travel destination, St-Pierre et Miquelon is ideal for those interested in historical and cultural discovery, eco-tourism and the French language. Beyond its history, Saint-Pierre et Miquelon is a wonderful destination because of its mild refreshing climate, its beautiful landscapes, the quality of the air and the warmth of its inhabitants.
Things to see and do
* Musee Heritage
* Saint-Pierre Cathedral
* Pointe aux Canons Lighthouse
* General Charles de Gaulle Square
* Town of Miquelon
Cruise Season – May – Nov
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – French
Population – 7,030 approx
Land Area – 242 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins US style or w ith a round pin below
Time – GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 508
Port Location – The port of Saint-Pierre is located in the downtown area of Saint Pierre and Miquelon.
Transport Links – Flights from and to Saint-Pierre all pass through Canada. Air Saint-Pierre’s ATR 42 aircraft flies from the Canadian airports of St John’s, Sydney, Halifax and Montreal all year round.
The islands are connected with the town of Fortune, Newfoundland, by two ferries which provide regular service all year. The ferries do not carry vehicles.