Cruising the Edge of France, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon


Claimed for France in 1536 by Jacques Cartier, the French Archipelago of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon has a history, architecture, economy, and tradition all its own.  Be inspired by striking scenery and the decidedly French culture.  Visit L’Arche Museum to learn more about the islands’ pre-history up to the industrial fishing period.  The only guillotine ever used in North America is housed in this collection.  Or take a passenger ferry to the distinctly picturesque Ile aux Marins – “The Island of the Sailors”.  In the 1960’s the last permanent residents left, but heritage groups have given life back to the island with help from the French and local governments making it a ghost town experience not to be missed.  And while we’re telling ghost stories, look for traces of Al Capone and Bill McCoy on a guided Prohibition walking tour.  Due to Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon’s crucial role in the international alcohol trade during the Prohibition era, both Capone and McCoy were said to be frequent visitors to the islands.

Directrice du Tourisme
Tourism Director
Tourisme Saint-Pierre & Miquelon
Place du Général de Gaulle
B.P. 4208 – 97500
Saint-Pierre & Miquelon
011 (+508) 41 01 34
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