The town of Saint-Pierre developed around a harbour protected by several islands. In the 16th century, this natural port attracted large fishing and merchant ships, as well as most newcomers.
Here, you can enjoy discovering our museums, restaurants, bakeries, pastries, wine merchants, shops and even the post office and its renowned stamps. Saint-Pierre is a small, friendly town with colorful houses and places of complete tranquility, such as l’île aux Marins. But it also has lively bars where locals and tourists share what’s known as “le verre de l’amitié” (friendship glass) until late in the evening.
A must-do excursion: l’île aux Marins, where time stopped a century ago. Observe the houses, the church, the school, the lighthouse—they seem to still be there as if by magic. The only sounds you hear are the ocean and the birds: you’re in another world!
The island of Miquelon is connected to Langlade by a 7.5-mile-long sand isthmus (called the Dune), which was the scene of many shipwrecks. Since the 19th century, these islands have become the center of the archipelago’s crop and animal-based agricultural activities, in addition to an important coastal fishing spot. Scallops, lobster, goose and duck foie gras—there’s an abundance of delicious specialty foods on these islands!
If you’re looking for tranquility, hiking and nature observation, you’ll want to discover Miquelon-Langlade, a little paradise rich in plant and animal life, with endless landscapes studded with ponds, beaches and hills. Come observe the breathtaking natural scenery and re-energize yourself.