Cheap flights from St. Pierre and Miquelon
Flights from St. Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Pierre and Miquelon, or the Collectivité territoriale de Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, is a self-governing territorial overseas collectivity of France in the north-western Atlantic Ocean. It is situated near Canada, occupying a total area of 242 square kilometres and a population of about 6,080 according to the 2011 census. The capital is Saint Pierre.
Saint Pierre and Miquelon is the only remnant of the former colonial empire of New France that remains under the French control to this day. The nearest point from the territory to Metropolitan France is Brest, about 3,819 kilometres away, and is nearer to Canada, situated 25 kilometres from the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland.
Where to go
There are several guided tours to choose from in Saint Pierre and Miquelon. There are excursions from Saint Pierre to Île aux Marins, guided walks about the heyday of the Grand Bank and inshore fisheries, or take a step back into the prohibition era. There are also walking tours through the old areas of the town, and visitors can learn about how the unique houses in Saint Pierre evolved, and how the way of life and climate influenced the local architecture. One particularly adrenaline-filled activity is exploring le Grand Colombier and the islets surrounding Saint Pierre while on board a nine-metre sailboat. This activity is available for both seasoned experts and beginners. Hikers might also be interested to join walks through the Valley of the Seven Ponds in Saint Pierre, The Cape in Miquelon, and Grand Barachois in Miquelon-Langlade. Those who will participate in these walks are recommended to bring extra clothing and waterproof footwear, as well as other necessities such as water and snacks.
The only connection Saint Pierre and Miquelon has is with parts of Canada. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, as there are many interesting places to check out in Canada. For one, Montréal has a lot to offer visitors; the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, Place des Arts, the amusement park La Ronde, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal Science Centre, and more. There are plenty of places to visit in Halifax too, like the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax Public Gardens, Point Pleasant Park, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and the Neptune Theatre.
Unfortunately, there are no direct long haul flights from the airport of Saint Pierre and Miquelon. The airport in Montréal offers flights to many long haul destinations, such as Mexico City, Rome, Winnipeg, Doha, Casablanca, and Beijing.
How to get out
The main airport serving Saint Pierre and Miquelon is Saint Pierre Airport, located 1.9 kilometres south of Saint Pierre. It offers regular scheduled passenger service to Halifax/Robert L. Stanfield International Airport in Enfield, Nova Scotia; Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montréal; and St. John's International Airport in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. It also has regional flights to Miquelon Airport.
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