Tourists are lured to the island by the duty-free luxuries available in the stores. The main city Ville de Saint Pierre is home to almost all the inhabitants and it has plenty of restaurants serving excellent French cuisine. During the Prohibition St Pierre was one of the main transit ports for bootlegged alcohol. This led to a brief period of wealth for the islands, which are now largely dependent on tourism and crabbing.
Last updated: 26 March 2018
Located in the North Atlantic Ocean, this small group of islands is a French territory with a population of a little over six thousand. Despite the fact that it is just off the coast of Newfoundland, there is no sign of Canadian influence. Here the wine, the food and the language are all French.
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