human settlement in France

Miquelon is an island and village in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.


Although it is much larger than Saint-Pierre, it is much less populated. The residents are primarily of Basque and Acadian heritage.

Geologically, Miquelon is three islands, connected by isthmuses formed from drifting sand:

  • 1 Le Cap at the north, location of the village of Miquelon (pop. 600).
  • 2 Miquelon proper (Grande Miquelon). The name comes from the Basque version of Michael, which was the name of several fishermen who settled here.
  • 3 Langlade (Petite Miquelon), which has no permanent inhabitants but is a popular vacation spot. The name is a corruption of the French l'île à l'Anglais or Englishman's Island.

Get inEdit

  • 1 Miquelon Airport (Aéroport de Miquelon MQC IATA). is a small airport served by Air Saint Pierre, the islands' airline.    
  • 2 SPM Ferries. Ferry between Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. The ferry takes approximately 90 minutes.

Get aroundEdit

  • 3 Auto Action. Car rental


  • 1 Our Lady of Ardilliers Church (Église Notre-Dame-des-Ardilliers de Miquelon). Inaugurated in 1865, the church is named in honor of Father Ardilliers and his sister, a nun at Notre-Dame-des-Ardilliers in Saumur, who probably funded the construction of first church in Miquelon.    




  • 1 Restaurant Brian and Brasserie Michael, 18, rue Anne-Claire du Pont de Renon, +508 41 64 89, . closed Mon.. Traditional cuisine, seafood, snacks.
  • 2 Snack Bar à Choix, 2, rue Sourdeval Miquelon, +508 41 62 00, . Closed Mon. seafood crepe, roasted chicken, baked apple crepe, traditional cooking
  • 3 Mayou'naise.



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