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while in newfoundland - is it worth a trip to st pierre and miquelon islands

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Jan 19th, 2004, 03:19 PM
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while in newfoundland - is it worth a trip to st pierre and miquelon islands

it seem a little pricey to me to get over to st. pierre but i was wondering if it is a nice island to visit? are there any nice beaches? enough places to waunder for a 2 day visit? your opinions are appreciated.
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Jan 22nd, 2004, 04:55 PM
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I, too, would like info about St Pierre and Miquelon. Can anyone help? Thanks.
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Jan 25th, 2004, 11:39 AM
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I went there once...
It was nice, like arriving in a faraway land but only a short boat ride away!
We did not get nice weather though...It was mostly foggy the whole time of our stay. The Sand Island is nice to see.
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Jan 27th, 2004, 12:35 PM
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Hi, I spent 6 weeks one summer in St. Pierre et Miquelon. This was over 20 years ago on a Federal Government French Immersion Program. I think you could see everything in 2 days as St. Pierre is very small. The coastline is really like Nfld. rocky and cold, cold water. You can hire a boat to go to Langlade which is a large sandbar/Island nearby but the water will still be cold all summer long. There is a small Island, Ile Aux Marins, with an interesting old graveyard only minutes away (again by boat). The town itself is quite charming though there weren't many restaurants, hotels etc. there then. If you like long walks by the sea you'd enjoy it and it's France/frenchness is refreshing. The currency, stamps and police etc. are all French not Canadian.
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Jan 29th, 2004, 10:45 AM
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I think it depends on how long your visit to Newfoundland is. Saint-Pierre is a neat place to visit and it's a fun experience to go to France for a couple days, but there's certainly plenty to see in Newfoundland, too. We live in St. John's and went there for 2 nights in July a few years ago and found it to be pretty quiet. Two days is enough time to see things, but be careful what days you pick, since the shops are closed Saturday afternoon and Sunday.
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Feb 26th, 2004, 11:01 AM
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There is so much to do in Newfoundland that consider St. Pierre only if you have LOTS of extra time. We spent 3 days there 2 years ago and it was too long. There really isn't much to do. The museum is not very large but there is a guided tour by a local that lasts about an hour. We have been to Newfoundland twice now and plan to go back soon. If you have any other Newfoundland questions, I would be glad to assist.
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Mar 8th, 2005, 09:30 AM
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Hello all,

I've been reading your messages with much interest. Here are a few pointers for visiting St Pierre and Miquelon:

Try to aim for late-July, August or early September. Those are the nicest times of the year.

Before going to St Pierre and Miquelon, the most important thing is to learn as much as you can about the island's history and people. It will make your experience so much more stimulating.

I am currently working with a team on a website to promote those islands and I suggest you visit the website at:
http://www.st-pierre-et-miquelon.com/english/index.php
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