Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Saint Pierre and Miquelon is a sparsely populated overseas collectivity of France comprising two islands a few kilometres off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. It is the last remnant of the French empire in North America. It's extremely remote, and the only flights go from Canada. Like Newfoundland, the landscapes are wild and beautiful.

The largest town is Saint-Pierre, and the island is small enough to walk around. Miquelon is almost deserted and is a popular destination in the warmer summer months. The strait between the islands is called 'The Mouth of Hell' by fishermen due to the number of shipwrecks there.

Place (France)

Saint Pierre and Miquelon flag

Why you should go:

It's a fascinating contrast to Newfoundland.

Why you shouldn't:

It's a long, long way to go.

Map of Saint Pierre and Miquelon