A little piece of France floating in the North Atlantic Ocean; Saint Pierre and Miquelon are a small group of islands located south of Newfoundland and Labrador. Although Miquelon is the largest Saint Pierre is the most populated.
Settled by the French in the 17th century, later abandoned under the Treaty of Utrecht, and then returned to France in 1763 at the end of the Seven Years War; it’s had a somewhat turbulent history. A border dispute with Canada also raises its head now and again.
Locals are proud of their French heritage, and it almost feels like in a small village you're just outside Paris. The locals kiss their hellos, and the sweet smell of bake goods wafts through the streets.
Given the compact size of Saint-Pierre, it is generally easy to get around on foot, but you can hire a scooter if the sloping streets become too much. If you're a fan of seafood, be sure to check out the annual Miquelon Seafood Festival that's held in mid- August.