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Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon: what to do, what to see…

Two small boats moored off the foggy Saint-Pierre coast
Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon is an island group of colourful houses off the coast of Canada. The group includes the islands of Saint-Pierre, Miquelon-Langlade, Île aux Marins and a handful of uninhabited islets. Here, the landscape is Nordic, the language is French, the festivals are Basque, the stamps are highly sought after and total relaxation is guaranteed... 
WHAT TO SEE

• The colourful wooden houses of Saint-Pierre
• The island of Grand Colombier
• Cap Persé
• The L'Anse à Henry archaeological site on Saint-Pierre
• L'Arche Museum & Archives in Saint-Pierre
• The Île aux Marins and its Archipelitude Museum in Saint-Pierre
• The Grand Barachois lagoon on Miquelon
• The Cap de Miquelon nature reserve
• The La Cormorandière valley in Miquelon
• The Cap au Diable on Saint-Pierre

WHAT TO DO

• Throw some shapes at the Dunfest festival in the dunes of Langlade
• Take part in one of the Basque festivals hosted in Saint-Pierre during August
• Go horse riding in the hills of Miquelon
• Take a RIB trip to see the killer whales at any time of the year
• Sleep under the stars at Langlade
• Enjoy a "coup de thé" bowl of tea at Les Délices de Joséphine
• Run the Miquelon 25km race (less sporty types can just join in with the festivities)
• Haul in the lobster pots and eat your fill
• In winter, strap on your snowshoes and walk around the Étang de la Vigie
• Hoist the sails and follow the puffins

WHAT TO EAT

• Freshly caught lobster with homemade mayonnaise
• Local spruce beer
• Scallops
• Island deer
• Tuna pâté
• Roast halibut
• Salt cod cheeks
• Saint-Pierraise macarons
• Sun-dried capelin
• Miquelon goat's cheese

WHAT TO BRING BACK

• Cod skin wallets and purses
• A pen made from antlers
• Saint-Pierre stamps, available only on the island and highly collectable 
• A model dory
• Jam made with seeds and berries gathered from the islands
• Terrines and other potted delicacies from Maison Audouze
• Foie gras from La Ferme de l'Ouest
• Miquelon craft beer

Getting to Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon