Visa and entry requirements St. Pierre and Miquelon:
Passport not required
No visa is required

Information from the Foreign Office about your St. Pierre and Miquelon trip:

Saint-Pierre and Miquelon is a French overseas territory northeast of Canada with around 6,500 inhabitants. The small archipelago is located approximately 25 kilometers south of Newfoundland and consists of the islands of Saint-Pierre, Miquelon-Langlade and a few small uninhabited islands.

The official language of the archipelago is French and the main currency used is the euro. The capital and largest city of the country is Saint-Pierre, where the majority of the population lives.

The climate on Saint-Pierre and Miquelon is harsh and windy, and there is often heavy fog. Winters are relatively mild and average summer temperatures are between 12 and 20 degrees Celsius.

The archipelago lives mainly from fishing and tourism. However, since the economic crisis in 1992, the Saint-Pierre and Miquelon region has become increasingly dependent on subsidies from France. The harsh climate and the poor, infertile soil do not allow agricultural use. The number of animals on the islands is also very low, except for a few seals, chickens and various bird species.

Ferries to Miquelon and Fortune in Newfoundland operate from Saint-Pierre. The local airline “Air Saint-Pierre” connects the main island with the Canadian cities of Montreal, Halifax, St. Johns and Miquelon. The flight route from Saint-Pierre to Miquelon is one of the shortest flight routes in the world, with a flight time of around 10 minutes.

The few sights of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon include the Saint-Pierre Cathedral, the local history museum of Saint-Pierre, the private historical museum, the visitor center, the old lighthouse at the end of the long pier, the port of Saint-Pierre, the old division, the government building, the imposing cemetery of Saint-Pierre, Joffre Square, Robben Point and the yacht club.

In July 2017 I visited the Saint-Pierre and Miquelon archipelago for the only time so far. I started my three-day stay with the “Air Saint-Pierre” in Montreal in the afternoon. The flight ticket was quite difficult to book and was only possible via email.

As soon as I arrived on the island I luckily met Frenchi from “Frenchi's Tours”, who was born on the island and returned a few years ago, who was the only taxi driver at the airport. After he took me to my accommodation at the top end of the capital, we went together in the evening for a few drinks at the trendy bar “Le Rustique”, which is definitely the best in the city. To my great surprise, the bar was packed despite it being a weekday and there was a very pleasant atmosphere.

The next morning I went on the island tour with Frenchi that had been arranged for the evening and he showed me every corner of his island Saint-Pierre, unfortunately it was quite foggy. I only recognized fragments of the so-called beauties of the island through the sometimes thick fog, absolutely typical of the country.

In the evening I visited one of the many cozy restaurants in the city of Saint-Pierre. I can definitely recommend the “Revolution”. We ended the evening again in the “Bar Rustikal”, once again the entire city seemed to be there.

The next morning we went on tour again, only this time in relatively rare and bright sunshine. In this fantastic weather, we tried to repeat the main attractions from the previous day. An eventful trip ended at Frenchi's home, where his wife was already waiting for us with a delicious, typical French meal. This local dish was truly a delight and once again underlined the fine French culinary art.

After such great hospitality, I thanked everyone for the fantastic three days and was taken to the airport by Frenchi. Later in the evening my onward flight to Halifax, Canada took off.

The archipelago of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, at the other end of the world, is truly an extraordinary travel destination, even if I only visited the main island of Saint-Pierre.

The French overseas territory in North America is very difficult to travel through and not exactly cheap. But in North America, instead of paying with a variety of dollars, I really wanted to experience that with my familiar euro.

Saint-Pierre is also very interesting in terms of landscape, has countless colorful wooden houses in the cityscape and I met extremely friendly people on the streets.

Frenchi from “Frenchi's Tours” made my stay on Saint-Pierre a real experience. Thank you for a fantastic time.