A journey through France’s last Atlantic colony

H ow can it be that 15 miles off the wild, iceberg-dotted coast of Newfoundland there are two tiny islands that are forever France?

This Wednesday, and for much of the rest of the year, the remote, barren and thoroughly bizarre archipelago of St Pierre and Miquelon will be awash with wine, music, picnic tables and tricolors as it celebrates 200 years of being a proud morceau de France in the vastness of North America