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Mostly abandoned structures on Île aux Marins.
Tucked less than 10 miles below Canada’s Newfoundland, where the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the Atlantic Ocean meet, several very small French islands with a rich legacy await visitors. The eight islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon are mostly ignored by Americans. A few Canadians visit them, and some cruise boats plying the gulf stop there briefly, but those making the effort are rewarded with a touch of France in North America — the sound of church bells, the aroma of freshly baked baguettes, fishermen in slickers tending dories, boys playing pelote Basque (a version of jai alai) and French uniformed gendarmes.