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Saint Pierre and Miquelon: Climate & Weather
The climate is subarctic, with a frequent wind, sometimes even true storms, and high humidity. It is influenced by both the cold Labrador current and the warm Gulf Stream current, creating a wide range of temperatures: 16 ° C in summer, and -4 ° C in winter, on average.
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Saint Pierre and Miquelon: Map
What to do in Saint Pierre and Miquelon
The nature offers superb landscapes and the small colorful houses add their charm. But you can also discover museums and practice many sporting activities.
The cathedral has a very beautiful interior, with beautiful stained glass windows, and very influenced by Basque art.
The post office, testifies to the Lorraine origin of a part of the population.
The Monument to the Dead was erected as memories of the inhabitants who disappeared during the last two world wars.
You can also visit the Musée de l'Arche, where the archives of the community are kept, and exhibits a collection of remarkable objects, such as a 19th century guillotine.
The Heritage Museum, for its part, testifies to the history of the archipelago.
On the island of Miquelon, the church will seduce you with its red brick bell tower, and inside, the timber frames and magnificent stained-glass windows.
As far as natural treasures are concerned, you can approach the seals by visiting the Grand Barachois and discover the geological curiosities of Cap Miquelon.
Finally, nature lovers will not miss Langlade, a peninsula attached to Miquelon by a strip of sand, with its cliffs and forests, and they will follow the trail of Pointe Plate with a superb view of the surrounding landscapes.
Some festivals to note: in July, the Festival Déferlantes Atlantiques, in September the Festival des crabes des neiges, in August the Basque Festival and the Seafood Festival.
Saint Pierre and Miquelon : The basics
An ID is enough for the French to enter Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon.
The current currency is the euro, but the Canadian or US dollar is easily accepted by traders.
To arrive on the territory, one must pass by Canada, whether by air or by sea: there is no direct link with the metropolis too far (4000 km). There is also a quick shuttle service between the port of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. An airport serves Saint-Pierre and connects it to Montreal, Halifax and Newfoundland. As for on-site travel, the road network is very poorly developed, despite many vehicles. There is no public transport, but you can easily find a taxi and rent a car ... or a bike!
No vaccine is mandatory, but it is advised as usual to have its current vaccinations up to date. There is no particular health problem.
Same for safety, no problem to report.
Budget: the cost of living in general is slightly higher than in metropolitan France.