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    Musée Héritage

    by jamiesno Updated Mar 5, 2008

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    This is a newer with many religious and medical artifacts from the 19th and 20th centuries including exhibits on Prohibition which are always fun. The place is also privately owned and operated making it unique.

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    Pointe aux Canons Lighthouse

    by jamiesno Updated Mar 5, 2008

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    When entering the harbour you will see a landmark. It is the Pointe aux Canons Lighthouse. It makes a great welcome to the area.

    It is automated and not open to the general public but you can walk over there. I remember getting lots of pictures from the boat when I arrived and upon departure.

    It's cool to see new lighthouses but I am spoiled by the height of the one at Point Amour so ones like the one at Pointe aux Canons are unique just not as high!

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    Pointe aux Canons Battery

    by jamiesno Written Oct 10, 2006

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    The Pointe aux Canons Battery is located just before the jetty to the lighthouse on the site of a much older fort that defended the Saint-Pierre & Miquelon islands during the British raids of 1690-1713.

    During the 19th century, this modern battery was established as a precautionary measure during the Crimean War.

    On the North-West side of the island, this battery was built at the same time as the Pointe aux Canons battery.

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    General Charles de Gaulle Square

    by jamiesno Written Oct 10, 2006

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    Located near the inner harbour of Saint-Pierre, the General Charles de Gaulle Square is where the French Tricolor is raised on Bastille Day.

    General Charles de Gaulle Square is the center of festivity on Bastille Day with music, games, food and wine and a view of the Atlantic ocean that canot be beat.

    Several landmarks within the squarare of interest such as the Old Fountain and the Gazebo.

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    Saint-Pierre Cathedral

    by jamiesno Written Oct 10, 2006

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    The original Saint-Pierre Cathedral had been burned to the ground during the 1902 fire. It was rebuilt between 1905 and 1907 and is located on the same land as Saint-Pierre's original church from 1690.

    Saint-Pierre's Cathedral was built in the style of Basque churches with the featured upper galleries with stain glass windows close to 100 years old; with the exception of those located in the transept. These windows were a gift from General Charles de Gaulle and unveiled during his visit in 1967.

    The steeple was rebuilt in 1975 with sandstone from Alsace, France and rhyolite from Saint-Pierre.

    Please remember to show respect when visiting, as while the cathedral is a local landmark it still functions as a place of worship.

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    Take a bus tour of the island-

    by BlaineandPat Written May 7, 2006
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    In the morning before we left St Pierre, we took a bus tour of the island. On the bus we saw most of the tourists we had crossed with the day prior (In St Pierre you'll quickly get to know EVERYONE). The trip was timed to connect to the ferry to the mainland, so it's a good way to end your stay

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    Weightlifting

    by BlaineandPat Updated May 7, 2006
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    OK - there's not too much to do on the island. Prepare to relax. But when we checked into our hotel we asked if there was a gym nearby. There was. we went and found a nicely equipped facility - at least for a small town. The problem: It was unlocked with no one anywhere in the facility. Since we couldn't find anyone to pay, we just decided to skip it.

    The next day - when we saw the front desk clerk (The NEXT time we saw the front desk clerk, in fact) we asked about the gym. She said we could have gone ahead and worked out anyway. Since we were visitors the owner didn't usually charge - and at any rate we wouldn't have been able to get ahold of him since we didn't speak French

    St Pierre - the ultimate Mayberry

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    Ile aux Marins

    by jamiesno Updated Mar 5, 2008

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    Notre Dame des Marins was built in 1874 and located on a small island you will pass when entering St. Pierre. I didn't have time to get over there but it looked like a cool place to spend some time.

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    The Graveyard

    by BlaineandPat Written May 7, 2006
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    There's an interesting New Orleans type graveyard on the hill at the far end of the harbour. (Behind the Francoforum and the mall)

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