The most beautiful places to visit in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon
Want to go to the end of the world? Discover th most beautiful places to visit in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, a little piece of France off the coast of Canada!
Do you want to get some fresh air? Welcome to photographers’ and hikers’ paradise! Off the North American continent, three main islands and a few uninhabited islets make up the French archipelago of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon. This overseas community, a veritable fishing and fishing equipment hub, new or used, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, has just over 6,000 inhabitants. Authentic and colourful, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon and Langlade are the only two communities in the archipelago and nature is never far away. It must be said that the fauna and flora are omnipresent in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon! Animals reign supreme in its dense forests, valleys and deserted sandy beaches.
The island of Saint-Pierre
L’Anse à Henry is located north of Saint-Pierre, one of the main islands of the archipelago. This natural site is steeped in history. As evidenced by the 5,000-year-old material remains found on site, the site was occupied by Amerindian and Palaeo-Eskimo civilizations.
You will be able to explore this exceptional place after a 45-minute walk on the marked trail of the same name, but the reason why this place is so popular is that it offers visitors superb landscapes and an unobstructed view of the Grand Colombier islet.
2. the Pointe aux Canons lighthouse
The Pointe aux Canons lighthouse in the port of Saint-Pierre is a must on the island, and you can’t miss it if you arrive by sea. Its pier offers a beautiful view of the city. As a symbol, this very photogenic red and white lighthouse can be found on many postcards illustrating Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon.
Big fan of photography? Don’t miss the Saint-Pierre saltworks if you plan to visit Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon! Originally, these small, colourful fishermen’s huts were used to store salt and salted fish, in addition to storing fishing equipment.
Now, one of them has been transformed into a small museum, the others are meeting points or continue to house the equipment of the local fishermen. Their bright colours contrast with the landscape, especially on foggy days, giving the place an almost magical atmosphere. As a bonus, you may be lucky enough to come across a dory, the traditional wooden fishing boat.