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:
- at the north, location of the village of Miquelon (pop. 600).
- proper (Grande Miquelon). The name comes from the Basque version of Michael, which was the name of several fishermen who settled here.
- (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.
Miquelon Airportis a small airport served by Air Saint Pierre, the islands' airline.
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Restaurant Brian and Brasserie Michaelphone: +508 41 64 89address: 18, rue Anne-Claire du Pont de RenonTraditional cuisine, seafood, snacks.
Snack Bar à Choixphone: +508 41 62 00address: 2, rue Sourdeval Miquelonseafood crepe, roasted chicken, baked apple crepe, traditional cooking
Hôtel L'Escalephone: +508 41 61 24 or +508 41 64 89address: 30, rue Victor Briand6 rooms
Chez Marlènephone: +508 55 01 32address: Anse du Gouvernement (Langlade)2 rooms