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
Discover this must-visit cultural site, which is home to both the Archives and the Museum of the Territorial Collectivity of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. The high-quality scenography allows visitors to step back in time and discover the history and stories of the archipelago, including the guillotine, kept here as a remembrance of the past. Numerous events are offered year-round (exhibits, activities, workshops, shows, lectures, etc.) for the enjoyment of young and old alike!
Located in the former public school of l’Île aux Marins, as well as in the Maison Jézéquel and the Maison Grise, this museum houses part of the collections belonging to the Association de Sauvegarde du Patrimoine de l’Archipel (association for the conservation of the archipelago’s heritage): objects from the past illustrating everyday practices and traditional know-how, in a period setting! The guided tour is leaving from Saint-Pierre.
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
All year long, the Saint-Pierre Cultural and Sports Center organizes courses, concerts, film showings and lectures. Perfect if you’re an art lover, film buff, athlete, or just curious—whether you live here or are visiting!
This organization offers several immersion programs to meet demand and the needs of particular audiences (school groups, students, adults in continuing education programs, individuals). The archipelago becomes a big classroom for language learners! You’ll explore French culture through language practice, tours, history, etc. Programs: - Program for school groups (April to June) - Program for teachers - Cultural discovery program for tourists - French for beginners and beyond - English for beginners and beyond - Winter camp (February) - Summer camp (June - July) - Customized classes (September to April)
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.
The Zigotos are a group of friends fascinated by the dories, traditional boats of our archipelago. Embark with our captain and ship’s boy for a unique trip ! Whether in the « St Etienne » listed historical monument, the « 2 Pierre » and its original design, or « Larry », the youngest member of the fleet in Basque colors, you will live an out of the ordinary and exotic experience. Book online on SPM Easy Stay
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.
With significant local resources at its disposal (books, periodicals, maps, old photographs and other media), frequent exhibits and a children’s space, the multimedia library is the ideal place to enjoy a moment of peace between two outings.
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