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Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

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Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

This French collectivity sits south of the Canadian province of Newfoundland in the Atlantic Ocean. It is the last French holding from what was once a vast colonial empire in northern North America. Despite being a very close neighbor to Canada and its French provinces and communities, the islands are much closer to France in terms of cuisine, dialect and way of life.

If you want authentic French-style food, these islands are certainly the best places to come on this side of the Atlantic. Since the dialect is so similar to the French spoken on the European mainland, many Canadian and American French language students come here to perfect their skills.