The influence of French architectureWith its French institutions and urban design in a North-American setting, the city of Saint-Pierre is unique. This tour will help you understand the city and its mix of architectural traditions. Departure from the Visitor Information Center and arrival at the Arche Museum
Historical tour of the city A loop through the city’s old districts to discover the various key themes that run through Saint-Pierre’s history and heritage: fishing, housing, the different types of architecture, fires and prohibition. Departure and arrival at the Arche Museum
Pioneers island Outside the port of Saint-Pierre, Ile-aux-Marins, buffeted by winds and waves, long witnessed the fate of a community of fishermen and pioneers. The remnants of the intense human activity undertaken by the inhabitants, who often faced harsh living conditions, can be observed by visiting the wharf, the cemetery, the gravel-strewn landscape, the gardens and the school. The guided tour is leaving from Saint-Pierre.
1922, Saint-Pierre : a legendary Rum-Runner arrives in an empty harbour, hit by the recession since the beginning of the 20th century. This would be the starting point of an unexpected and salutary prosperity. Between North-American bans and French interests, dive at the heart of alcohol smuggling !
Departure from l'Arche and arrival at the Museum Héritage.
Fish and menFrom the arrival of its first inhabitants, the city of Saint-Pierre and its coastline were developed around fishing. From the shore to the downtown area, this visit explains the history and workings of this industry which played a key role in all aspects of local life. Departure and arrival at the Arche Museum
Searching for our ancestors Through its various graves—some of which are unusual—Saint-Pierre’s cemetery evokes the history of its people. This tour tells of the origins of the inhabitants, the reasons they settled here and the tragic events and wars that often cost them their lives.
If you’re an explorer at heart, le Caillou Blanc offers you a short guided visit of the island, its city and its scenery aboard a minivan. This tour, which can be reserved in advance or, depending upon availability, the same day, can be tailored to fit your interests: Jean-Claude and Maryvonne will be happy to advise you!
From basement to atticA fascinating visit where you’ll learn about the houses of Saint-Pierre: their characteristics and how they evolved over time. You’ll discover how the lifestyle and needs of the people, as well as the setting, impacted Saint-Pierre’s architecture through the years. Departure and arrival at the Arche Museum
At the heart of the village A few remote houses set on a bank of pebbles and the ocean as far as the eye can see: that’s Miquelon! A village that seems so peaceful …and yet! Discover the fascinating history of this little community by visiting its many landmarks, including the museum, the wharf and the church. Starts and ends at the Miquelon Tourist Information Center
Along the shipwreck trail Take off on an adventure along the roads of Miquelon-Langlade and discover the riches of these islands, where people learned to adapt despite the harsh climate and where the sea—alternatively beautiful and violent—could either sustain or destroy, depending on its mood. Formerly the backdrop of much hard work, some sites are vacation resorts today. An unforgettable experience awaits you. Starts and ends at the Miquelon Tourist Information Center. *Book at least one day prior.