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Top Choice Bakery in St-Pierre & Miquelon

Guillard Gourmandises

It's worth memorizing the complicated schedule to make good on this slice of la belle France. After all, these cream-plumped chocolate éclairs, macarons, piping-hot pastries and gateaux are the reason you came, righ…
Historic Building in St-Pierre & Miquelon

Île aux Marins

The magical Île aux Marins is a beautiful abandoned village on an island out in the St-Pierre harbor. A bilingual guide will walk you through colorful homes, a small schoolhouse museum and the grand church (1874). B…
Museum in St-Pierre & Miquelon

L'Arche Museum

The well-done exhibits cover the islands' history, including Prohibition times. The showstopper is the guillotine – the only one to slice in North America. Islanders dropped the 'timbers of justice' just once, in 18…
Cemetery in St-Pierre & Miquelon


The cemetery with its above-ground mausoleums provides an atmospheric wander.
Area in St-Pierre & Miquelon

Les Salines

Old-timers hang out around this scenic cluster of multihued fishing shacks.
Island in St-Pierre & Miquelon

Miquelon & Langlade

The island of Miquelon, 45km away, is less visited and less developed than St-Pierre. The village of Miquelon, centered on the church, is at the northern tip of the island. From nearby l'Étang de Mirande a walking t…
Cultural in St-Pierre & Miquelon

Bastille Day

The largest holiday of the year.
Cultural in St-Pierre & Miquelon

Basque Festival

A weeklong festival with music, marching and invigorating street fun.
French in St-Pierre & Miquelon

Saveurs des Îles

The candlelit wood bar, gauzy curtains, crooners on the stereo and cocktail list lend a sexy vibe to this restaurant. Staff chalk the daily specials on the board, say, of fresh-plucked fish or snails with garlic cre…
French in St-Pierre & Miquelon

L'Atelier Gourmand

Crowds of diners tuck into classic, French fare at this cozy restaurant with a streetfront patio. Yet the prix-fixe menu can be hit or miss and service is painfully slow. However, you can't go wrong with a heaping b…