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What To See While On Your Holidays In Saint Pierre

Apr 28, 2008
Saint Pierre is a French settlement site in North America from the 17th century and these people returned to France in 1763 after the war. Saint Pierre and Miquelon is a perfect place for holidaying and fishing. When going to Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, make sure you pack your camera!

There are some great places to see and fantastic sites to visit. The Government District is a political and administration building of Saint Pierre, located in and around the church square. This building is open only for a selected few and not for the general public. The War Memorial is for remembering the sacrifices made in both the world wars. It's always open for all visitors.

The Galantry Lighthouse was built in the 1800's, but was demolished in 1978 from Galantry Hill because of it's height as it was posing a problem for the approaching aircraft. The new Galantry Lighthouse is very high and can be seen from more than 15 miles away. It rapidly makes a fog horn sound that is also an attraction for the tourists.

Want to get refreshed in Saint Pierre, then you need to go to the Les Salines Fishing Station, built by the government. The atmosphere is very colourful and refreshing out here. Here you can see the local fishing culture and the old economic lifestyle.

Saint-Pierre's Cathedral was rebuilt in its original location in 1907 after it was burned down by a fire. Saint-Pierre's Cathedral windows are decorated with glasses over 100 years old, which were given by Charles de Gaulle in 1967. In 1975 this steeple was rebuilt with sandstone from Alsace, Rhyolite and France from Saint-Pierre. People celebrate Bastille Day as a festival in Charles de Gaulle Square and get merry on this day with food, music and wine. The Charles de Gaulle Square is in the inner harbour of Saint Pierre.

Hundreds of Acadian families have taken refuge in this town from 1755. The Town of Miquelon is famous for its history and heritage as well as its naturally developed landmarks. A beautiful Miquelon wooden church stands in the middle of Miquelon, which is completely built by wood and is more than 100 years old. Cap is the North point of Miquelon, surrounded by extremely incredible wild nature. A perfect and beautiful place for fresh air and is also ideal for those people who want to fall in love with wildlife.

Heritage is very beautiful and is located in Saint Pierre. It contains a large collection of artefacts belonging to the 19th and 20th century. A seafood festival is organized by the people of Miquel once a year in August. The festival attracts a lot of visitors who come and they enjoy the extensive range of sea-food offered, prepared in various styles.

Saint Pierre is now popular amongst holiday makers staying in a holiday home rental. Villas with swimming pools and self catering holiday apartments are now available to rent in Saint Pierre.
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Andrew Gibson is MD of Direct Holiday Bookings. It is one of the fastest growing on line holiday home rental websites.To see an example of why Direct Holiday Bookings is growing so rapidly have a look at Holiday Villas in Saint Pierre
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