Long home to an aboriginal people called the Beothuks, our islands were then discovered by the Europeans: first the Portuguese, then the French in the 16th century. Fishermen from Brittany, Normandy and the Basque Country founded the town of Saint-Pierre, and their descendants still live on the archipelago today. Later they were joined by the Acadians, who chose to make Miquelon their home.
The exceptional history of our islands through their cultural sites.
Discover the history of our archipelago through the museums of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. True witnesses of the origins and traditions of the two islands, these sites are essential to understand our past.
A visit to go back in time.
Let us tell you about our history by booking a guided tour.