Saint-Pierre Travel Guide

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Saint-Pierre Things to Do

  • Musée Héritage

    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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  • 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.

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  • 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 and upon departure.It's cool to see new lighthouses but I am spoiled by the...

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  • 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 precautionary measure during the Crimean War.On the North-West side of the...

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  • 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 ocean that canot be beat.Several landmarks within the squarare of interest...

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  • Saint-Pierre Cathedral

    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...

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  • The Graveyard

    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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  • Take a bus tour of the island-

    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

    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...

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Saint-Pierre Restaurants

  • 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 cake I have ever had or probably will ever have again.No ambiance, but we...

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  • 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 stringbeans wrapped in bacon and awesome potatoes. No really have some....

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  • Order wine

    Beautiful historic hotel and restaurant downtown St. Pierre We loved our meal here, but don't remember what it was. Order wine, though. This was the first time we decided not to, since we'd had wine with practically every meal. We asked for spring water, and the waitress plunked a 2 liter bottle in the middle of the table and acted very offended.

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Saint-Pierre Nightlife

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    by crummey Written Jun 11, 2003

    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.

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Saint-Pierre Transportation

  • Air Saint-Pierre

    Fly to Saint-Pierre & MiquelonAir Saint-PierreAir Saint-PierreBP 4225F97500 Saint Pierre & MiquelonDial from Canada or the USA: Toll Free 1 (877) 277-7765 Phone : 011 (508) 41 00 00Fax : 011 (508) 41-00-02www.airsaintpierre.com

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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 non-summer season I believe only two trips a week are offered. The crossing...

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  • Airline service to St Pierre

    There are two main ways to travel to St Pierre: Fly or take the ferry from Newfoundland. We took (and recommend) the ferry on our journey, but flying is an optionThe only carrier to St Pierre is Air St Pierre - which operates from a beautiful new airport and terminal within walking distance of downtown (Although EVERYTHING is within walking...

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Saint-Pierre Shopping

  • 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, behind the FrancoforumI'm not certain what the Francoforum is exactly, but...

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  • 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 isn't normal wine. I imagine it's closest to what "bathtub gin" was during...

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Saint-Pierre Local Customs

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    by jamiesno Written Oct 10, 2006

    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.

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Saint-Pierre Off The Beaten Path

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    by jamiesno 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.

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Saint-Pierre Sports & Outdoors

  • 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 One", this refers to the seven Basque Provinces located in Spain: Alava,...

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  • Boules

    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.

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  • St. Pierre

    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 Newfoundland or a plane from St. John's, Newfoundland. When arriving you at St....

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  • 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!!!

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  • 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.

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