Just a few feet from the Pointe aux Canons lighthouse, the Les Salines or Fishing Stations were built by the Saint-Pierre & Miquelon Government and house the massive equipment of inshore fishermen. The Les Salines are colourful and unique way of illustrating the a very important aspect of decades old economic life of the local fishing culture.
The State Museum is operated by the local government of Saint-Pierre & Miquelon and houses the islands Archives. Temporary and permanents exhibits showcase the islands History and Culture. Among the many items on display, is the famous guillotine used during the 1889 execution (The Néel Affair - Inspiration for the Widow of St Pierre).
A navigational beacon for ships large and small, this automated lighthouse is not open to the general public but is located at the end of an accessible jetty for picture-takers and scenic drawing. When at the lighthouse, look for the upright canon which dates back to the Crimean War.
The Alsatian style of architecture was brought to Saint-Pierre in the early decades of the 20th century. Shaped like a praying monk, the Saint-Pierre Post Office clock tower looks over the General de Gaulle square.
Saint-Pierre's newest museum has many religious and medical artifacts from the 19th and 20th centuries. A wonderful exhibit on Prohibition is also highly recommended. Musée Héritage is privately owned and operated.
The Pointe aux Canons Battery is located just before the jetty to the lighthouse on the site of a much older fort that defended the Saint-Pierre & Miquelon islands during the British raids of 1690-1713.
This is Saint-Pierre's fourth cemetery. Located on a gentle slope, thousands of monuments are built above ground in a style unique in North America. The Cemetery is open at all times.
Located on the island of Ile aux Marins, this museum contains a unique collection related to life on the islands and the fishing industry.
This small private museum is in Saint-Pierre's Hotel Robert. Musée de la Prohibition is privately owned and operated.
Traditional French cuisine, a large variety of dishes and pizzas, take-out food.
Fried chicken, salads, hamburgers, seafood, American sandwiches, take-out food.
Traditional French cuisine, brasserie, snacks, and pizzeria.
Crepes, steaks, hamburgers, chowder, take-out food.
French cuisine, local products, a varied menu.
12 apartments and 2 rooms
Miquelon, it is much more heavily populated (about 5,500). The residents are primarily of Basque, Breton, Normand, and Acadian heritage.
There are several small islands near the main island, including L'Île-aux-Marins ("Island of the Sailors"), which was formerly inhabited.