| ST. PIERRE & MIQUELON ADVENTURE
little bit of France in the New World"
Situated a mere 18 miles of the southern coast of Newfoundland, St Pierre
and Miquelon are an enclave of French culture and cuisine here in North
America. A three and a half hour motor coach tour through the rolling countryside
of the province's interior, followed by a brief one hour ferry ride aboard
the modern motor vessel, "St. Eugene," brings you to one of eastern
Canada's most popular holiday getaways.
First discovered by the Portuguese in the early 1500's, the islands were
later claimed for the king of France by the famous explorer, Jacques Cartier.
At the end
of the Seven Years War, the Treaty of Paris officially awarded France
the two islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon in 1763 and they remain to
this day a "Collectivitee Territoriale."
colorful history is based on the fishing heritage prevalent to the eastern
shores of the continent. As evidence of this, the shores of St. Pierre
and Miquelon are dotted with hundreds of shipwrecks.
gained great prominence during the Prohibition era in the United States.
Canadian distilleries legally exported their products to huge warehouses
on the islands. There, American rumrunners purchased over 250,000 cases
of liquor a month and smuggled them into the United States.
culture of France is alive and vibrant in almost every aspect of the businesses
and social lives of the residents. The shops are full of French jewelry,
perfumes, woolens, liquors and fine wines, in many instances, at a fraction
of Canadian prices.
produced by the restaurants of St. Pierre are a gourmet's dream, as are
the products of the pastry shops and bakeries.
journey to "a little bit of France" on Newfoundland's doorstep.
Spend two nights sampling the culture and cuisine of the islands and savor
the delights of a St. Pierre and Miquelon Adventure.
Return transportation from St. John's to Fortune ferry terminal
· Ferry from Fortune to St. Pierre and return
· Two nights accommodation at the Hotel Robert or Hotel Neptune
· Continental Breakfast each morning and welcome drink at your
hotel upon arrival