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Cruising the Edge of France, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon

Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon

Claimed for France in 1536 by Jacques Cartier, the French Archipelago of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon has a history, architecture, economy, and tradition all its own.  Be inspired by striking scenery and the decidedly French culture.  Visit L’Arche Museum to learn more about the islands’ pre-history up to the industrial fishing period.  The only guillotine ever used in North America is housed in this collection.  Or take a passenger ferry to the distinctly picturesque Ile aux Marins – “The Island of the Sailors”.  In the 1960’s the last permanent residents left, but heritage groups have given life back to the island with help from the French and local governments making it a ghost town experience not to be missed.  And while we’re telling ghost stories, look for traces of Al Capone and Bill McCoy on a guided Prohibition walking tour.  Due to Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon’s crucial role in the international alcohol trade during the Prohibition era, both Capone and McCoy were said to be frequent visitors to the islands.

Contact:
Albéric de Malet
Directeur Général
Comité Régional du Tourisme
Place du Général de Gaulle
BP 4274 97500
Saint-Pierre & Miquelon
Phone:
011 508 41 02 00
Email:
albericspm@gmail.com
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