Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
Welcome to the French archipelago of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, where you’ll receive a warm welcome and discover a unique atmosphere filled with people, language, cuisine, wine, festivals, and music that seem worlds away from neighbouring Canada.
The islands retain many traces of their colourful past: from Jacques Cartier’s arrival in 1516 to the Great Cod Fishery and a prohibition boom, the region has a rich and complex story to tell. The unique culture of this place is also reflected in its inhabitants, who are proud descendants of French emigrants from Normandy, Brittany, and the Basque region, as well as Acadians who settled in Miquelon. Not quite European, but most certainly not North American, the culture and people of the islands of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon offer an experience that cannot be found anywhere else.
Located at the entrance to the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, just 20 kilometers from the southern coast of Newfoundland, the archipelago is 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.
To learn more about planning a trip to Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, visit www.spm-tourisme.fr
Product news and developing stories
If you are a travel trade professional, travel writer, or media producer, please contact Danielle Ambs, Saint-Pierre et Miquelon Tourism Liaison Officer, for more details on the below and much much more!
New website: Find accommodations, restaurants, excursions, and more: www.spm-tourisme.fr
New ferries and routes: Starting in May 2018, two new ferries will offer year-round service from Fortune, NL to Saint-Pierre. A new route will now also offer direct service between Fortune, NL and Miquelon: www.spm-ferries.fr
Cultural discovery in Saint-Pierre: Increased programming and new cultural tours offered through L’Arche Museum help you discover the unique history and culture of this tiny piece of France. From rum-running to shipwrecks, there’s no shortage of stories to be told: www.spm-tourisme.fr/index.php?id=284&lieu=14&L=0
Wild adventures on Miquelon-Langlade: Miquelon-Langalde is a nature-lover’s paradise. Hike an extensive series of trails or take a van tour across the island, alongside breathtaking views, deer, seals, and semi-wild horses. Tours and interpretation offered by the Maison de la Nature et de l’Environnement: www.spm-tourisme.fr/index.php?id=291&lieu=21&L=0
Escapade Insulaire: New business offering guided hikes and multi-day treks in Saint-Pierre et Miquelon: www.escapade-insulaire.com
SPM Easy Stay: New online booking platform for accommodations, transportation, and activities: www.spm-easystay.com