Tuesday, July 08, 2008
“where France meets North America.”
ST-PIERRE, France — A Renault swerves into a narrow alley, coming within inches of sideswiping an unsuspecting tourist.
It’s lunchtime, but shops and bars are closed.
Stressed out yet? Relax.
The archipelago of St-Pierre-Miquelon operates on its own rhythm and offers a refreshing change of pace for travellers.
Nearly 500 years after its rich fishing grounds lured enterprising Europeans, St-Pierre-Miquelon remains France’s oldest overseas territory and retains much of that country’s character.
The tiny islands off the south coast of Newfoundland are a largely undiscovered piece of the old country, promoted as a place “where France meets North America.”
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