You can’t miss the sculpture of a sailor that overlooks this peaceful park. This statue, erected in 1964, was sculpted out of a block of granite and is dedicated to the many sailors who lost their lives at sea. During the Sailors’ Festival, the procession stops there to lay flowers at its base: a lovely, touching moment to share with the locals.
Located opposite Saint-Pierre, this little island, which seems a bit modest, is a testament to the archipelago’s past, in particular the era of the great cod fishery. Since the 1960s, the island is inhabited only in summer, but heritage associations are working to revitalize it, for the great pleasure of visitors.
Zazpiak-Bat means “7 in 1” and refers to the seven provinces of the Basque Country. This stunning colored wall was built in 1898 and is evidence of the sport played by the Basques, the first fishermen to settle on the island. Every year, it is host to the Basque Festival, an event that all visitors should attend. It is noteworthy that this fronton, the oldest in North America, is still standing after all these years.
For a long time, the archipelago was the scene of battles with the English and these cannons were the first weapons of choice to protect the islands against invasions. Not far away is the red and white lighthouse that can be seen at the end of the jetty, offering an amazing view. You can reach the lighthouse on foot: well worth the walk!