Located at the entrance of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, 25 km from Newfoundland, the archipelago includes several islands: Saint-Pierre (6000 inhabitants), Miquelon-Langlade (600 inhabitants), as well as Île aux Marins and several uninhabited islets. The city of Saint-Pierre developed around a cove protected by several islands. As early as the 16th century, this natural harbor attracted large fishing and trading vessels, as well as most of the new arrivals. A ten-minute boat ride away, Île aux Marins is an excursion not to be missed. This small island is a witness to the history of fishing in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon.
Since the 19th century, the village of Miquelon has been the center of the archipelago’s agricultural activities, with farming and livestock, but also a mecca for coastal fishing. Scallops, lobster, goose and duck foie gras, home-made brewery… the island is full of delicious specialties!
Langlade, linked to Miquelon by a sandy isthmus called La Dune, is a vacation spot for the archipelago’s residents. Populated in the summer and sleepy in the winter, the inhabitants like to meet there to enjoy the pleasures of the beautiful season.
Traveling to Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon means discovering its inhabitants, its traditions and customs, its preserved fauna and flora… An immersion that will not leave you indifferent. A French way of life in a North American territory, this exception is proudly carried by the locals even if the influence of our Canadian cousins is well and truly present. A beautiful mix that is waiting to be explored, so come on in! We invite you to our place!