Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Located on an archipelago about 15 miles (25 km) off the southern coast of the island of Newfoundland, Canada, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon represent the sole remaining vestige of France's once vast North American possessions.

The islands became a French overseas territory in 1946 and in May 1985 the islands were given a new status with a new name, Collectivité.
French pride is extremely strong here. The inhabitants speak French and adhere to French customs and traditions. The majority of the population (6,500) is Roman Catholic and the only proper national flag accepted is that of France.

This Island has always interested me. It's 15 miles off the coast of Canada, is a French territory, belonging to France, and still fully French.
Talk about a mouse living next door to a giant...

Well, they have a live webcam. And it's kinda cool to check into now and then.

Looks like a beautiful day there today.

Here is the link to the webcam.


  1. I went to St. Pierre on a grade 10 french trip. WOW. I can say I've been to France. :) I have a few pictures from when I was there on Facebook. Like the bank.
    Thanks for the memory...

  2. Just checked... I don't have the Bank one uploaded. Just the one of the group with the VERY French people we stayed with, and in front of the VERY fast boat thingy we took to get there.

  3. Thats some grade ten French trip.
    I've always wanted to go.

  4. It was an amazing trip - one I'll never forget. Even the voltage was different there. Maybe I'll stop by and show you the few pics I have sometime.
    According to the webcam, they got some snow since yesterday.


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