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Wonders of Saint Pierre and Miquelon

L'île aux Marins, abandoned house, St.Pierre and Miquelon
L’île aux Marins, abandoned house / Arne List, / CC BY-SA 3.0

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Saint Pierre and Miquelon is an overseas collectivity of France, a tiny remnant of Nouvelle-France – once enormous French colonial empire in Northern America.

These small islands have a picturesque Nordic landscape and for several centuries are inhabited by people of European descent. Warfare and diverse accidents have eliminated the more ancient buildings and now the island does not have that many heritage values left.

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Architecture wonders

Notre-Dame-des-Ardilliers church

This wooden chapel was built in 1862 – 1865.

L’île aux Marins

Ghost town, settled in 1604 and abandoned in 1965.

Musee de l’Arche

State museum of the history of Saint Pierre and Miquelon.

Notre-Dame-des-Marins Chapel

Simple rural chapel, built in 1874.

Saint-Pierre Cathedral

A simple church building, constructed in 1905 – 1907. First church was built here in 1816, current church is the third one.

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St. Pierre and Miquelon

A collective area of France in the northwest Atlantic Ocean near Newfoundland.

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