Saint-Pierre et Miquelon

Here in Eastern NL, we are lucky to have a piece of France just off our shores!


Just 20 kilometers from the southern coast of Newfoundland, you’ll find a French archipelago made up of several islands: Saint-Pierre (population 5,500), Miquelon-Langlade (population: 600), l’Île au Marins, and several other small uninhabited islands. Shaped by wind and sea, this is a place of rugged natural beauty and lively culture, where horses, whales, seals, and birds live in harmony with the landscape and its people.


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On the island of Saint-Pierre, you’ll find museums, restaurants, bakeries, pastry shops, boutiques, wine merchants, and more. This is a small, friendly town where colourful houses and European cars line the streets - the perfect place to discover the region’s unique culture or partake in “le verre de l’amitié" (a friendly drink) with welcoming locals. Nearby Île au Marins, where time seems to have stopped a century ago, provides a tranquil contrast to the lively streets of Saint-Pierre and allows you to step back in time with a visit to the original settlement.


Miquelon and Langlade, the archipelago’s other major islands, are connected by a 12 km long sand isthmus called “The Dune,” which has been the scene of many shipwrecks and now plays host to an annual music festival. Since the nineteenth century, these islands have become the agricultural and natural centre of the archipelago, as well as an important region for coastal fishing. From fresh scallops and lobster to duck and goose foie gras, the farm-to-table options on Miquelon-Langlade are varied and abundant. This region is also a nature-lover’s paradise: endless vistas studded with ponds, beaches, and hills are home to a wide variety of plant and animal life. Get lost in the scenery and find total peace as the sounds of the wind and ocean transport you to a simpler time.


To learn more about Saint-Pierre et Miquelon and to see a directory of our tourism partners on the islands, please visit www.spm-tourisme.fr


To learn more about how we work with our partners in SPM to build tourism in our region, click here!

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