Ten things to do while in Saint Pierre et Miquelon

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    Celebrate Bastille Day

    Head to Place Generale de Gaulle for a full day of activities on July the 14th and commemorate the storming of the Bastille in 1789. See a historic restoration—join in on the fun and play some games. Finish the day by watching fireworks and tapping your toes at the outdoor dance.

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    Run a 25 km race

    Join as many as 400 runners who flock to Miquelon each June. It is a race of time with a limit of four hours, and can be completed by either running or walking.

    This “Miquelon Marathon” is also an opportunity for friends to cheer each other along the way, to enjoy a delicious barbecue held later on in the evening, and to meet for a weekend of socializing, physical activity, and friendship.

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    Listen to the music of Déferlantes Atlantiques

    Visit in July and join in the fun of this ten-day music festival that takes place each year. Musicians flock from many different provinces to join local musicians playing in bars, outdoor tents, and the restaurants of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon.

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    Explore the Marine Heritage

    Discover Saint-Pierre et Miquelon’s marine heritage. With islands surrounded by steep cliffs, Miquelon-Langlade offers a bounty of beautiful scenery to take in with its green landscape, clean sand, quiet peacefulness, and charming authenticity. Take a walk and just take it all in.

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    See a museum island

    Take some time to pay homage to Ile aux Marins, a museum island facing Saint-Pierre et Miquelon. This somber place is a unique testimony of fishermen of yesterday. Where 700 people once lived, there is no longer a single year-round resident.

    Step back in the days of the inshore cod fishery, which played a major role in every aspect of life for the people who settled here.

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    Feast on culinary delights

    Dine on gourmet delights based on French cuisine and prepared with local ingredients such as sea scallops, snow crab, foie gras, and bakeapples. Restaurateurs use the finest local ingredients and diverse preparation techniques to create outstanding French cuisine.

    Immerse yourself in an atmosphere specific to the French islands and notice the warm welcome you receive from your hosts. You can’t find such hospitality just anywhere.

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    Visit Miquelon

    Head to the village of Miquelon, known for its agriculture and aquaculture, and be sure to explore its church, museum and lighthouse. Discover the incredibly varied landscape of Miquelon Langlade. Delight in the summer village of Langlade with its sand dunes and, of course, its wild horses.

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    See the blessing of the fleet

    Take in a charming traditional festival dedicated to sailors and fishers. On this day in June, all the boats in Saint-Pierre et Miquelon are decorated with colourful flags. The festival begins with mass accompanied by seamen hymns in a church decorated by flags and model boats.

    Upon leaving the church, a procession of sailors carrying the model boats on their shoulders is followed out by the bishop. A wreath is laid on the seamans' memorial, dedicated to all the fishers who lost their lives at sea.

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    Discover Saint-Pierre

    Grab your camera for some of the most beautiful scenery you’ll find anywhere. With its French institutions and urbanism in a North American environment, the town of Saint-Pierre is truly a unique place.

    Explore the heritage and culture at a museum or on a guided walking tour through the narrow, colourful streets of the town—each with different themes.

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    Take an eco-walk

    Join a small group of others for an organized eco-walk along the paths of the archipelago. This is an ideal way to discover the local nature of the region. Discover the most beautiful landscapes, natural resources, and rich heritage. Learn more about local biodiversity and enjoy views of the most remarkable vistas.

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