Visiting St. Pierre and Miquelon, A Quirky French Territory
Did you know that there is still a little island in North America that is still technically part of France? Visiting St. Pierre and Miquelon is one way to scratch that francophile itch as you explore Atlantic Canada!
I visited this quirky little place last summer and was quick enchanted. It’s the kind of place that feels so removed from the rest of the world, penned in by isolation and harsh weather, populated by hardy survivors.
St. Pierre and Miquelon is a self-governing territorial overseas collectivity of France (also known as a collectivité d’outre-mer or COM). Two of France’s other overseas collectivities are French Polynesia and St. Martin. Unlike those two, however, you’ll need a warm, waterproof jacket, even in July!
Most visitors plan a trip to St. Pierre and Miquelon as part of a larger Newfoundland trip — it’s just 25 kilometers (19 miles) off the Burin peninsula on the southern coast of Newfoundla.... Continue Reading at Adventurous Kate