Saint-Pierre Travel Guide
St. Pierre Location
St. Pierre Location
St Pierre: This is what you came all...
St Pierre and Lighthouse from the...
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.
Ile aux Marins
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.
Pointe aux Canons Lighthouse
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...
Pointe aux Canons Battery
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...
General Charles de Gaulle Square
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...
Hotel Neptune: Don't even leave the hotel
Yummy. And never see the bottom of your wine glass again. Eventually we had to leave wine in the glass so they'd stop refilling it. One waiter just circled the room with a bottle of red in one hand, white in the other.Great food (French onion soup) and the best chocolate...
Le Cabestan: Reserve a table
Neat little place tucked in residental neighborhood. Seafaring theme...unsurprising I guess. Great food (says joe) learn some french before you order (says carrie). But you absolutely can't just walk in off the street. On that we agree.
Baked salmon on a cedar shingle. With...
St. Pierre has a vibrant nightlife in the summer
For such a small place, the population is very affluent and the place has a vibrant nightlife. Most things are quite expensive. But being France, cigarettes and liquor are cheap. Whenever you buy something, get a packet of Gaulois cigarettes and some vin with it; Suddenly all seems cheap.
The people are curious, warm and friendly. St. Pierre and Miquelon is a "must see" for all.
Written Jun 11, 2003
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Ferry service to St Pierre
We were advised to make reservations for the ferry, but we traveled to the island on a Sunday in August, 2005 and the ferry was lightly booked. Considering only one trip a day is offered I doubt it fills up.When we went there was one daily trip offered at 2:45pm. In the...
The St Pierre Mall
You won't realize it's there unless you're told - but there's a small mall within walking distance of downtown.It's a good place to buy snacks - something we actually had difficulty finding on a Sunday afternoon when everything was closedit's atthe far end of the harbour,...
Buy the "Spruce" wine
There's a small shop downtown on the main street heading up the up the hill from the harbour. It sells locally produced items (And there really aren't many of those). This includes locally made "wines". but.....this is deep in the heart of some very, very cold islands. This...
The Cutty Sark Villa
Built exclusively with panels of wood from Cutty Sark Whiskey Crates, this villa is a landmark from the era of American Prohibition. This building is privately owned and not open to the public. Tour operators will point it out during excursions.
Written Oct 10, 2006
Miquelon is a town of 700 inhabitants who's history and culture is intertwined with that of Acadia. Shortly after the Acadian deportation of 1755, hundreds of Acadian families sought refuge here. Today, the town of Miquelon is proud of its heritage, natural landmarks and history.
Written Oct 10, 2006
Fronton "Zazpiak Bat"
Since many Saint-Pierrais and Miquelonnais are of Basque Heritage, Basque tradtions abound adding to the local flavor. A type of handball called Pelote basque, a traditional Basque sport, is played against this massive outdoor wall. Zazpiak Bat is Basque for "The Seven Make...
The traditional game played in France is boules, also called pétanque.It requires as much dexterity as it does social skill, as it is frequently played in public squares as more of a gathering. Visitors wishing to join in may find it easier if they do speak French.
St. Pierre et Miquelon is a department of France. It is a number of islands. However, only two of these are occupied; St. Pierre and Miquelon. Miquelon is the larger. St. Pierre is the capitol. A ferry runs between them.You can get to St. Pierre by a ferry from Fortune...
The Post Office
This is the post office on the island, it is apparently an Alsatian style of architecture.It is a great place to go and send a post card!!!
The Transpacific Shipwreck
On the North-East side of the island, the Transpacific Hull shifts every year due to strong gale winds and winter storms. This sculpture of rusted iron is visible for miles and makes for wonderful photography.
This is Saint-Pierre's fourth cemetary. Located on a gentle slope, thousands of monuments are built above ground in a style unique in North America. The Cemetary is open at all times. Please show respect when visiting
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