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St-Pierre-Miquelon: A piece of France in the Atlantic

Paul Soles of CBC-TV's Take 30 visits the French island of St. Pierre near Newfoundland in 1975.

French possession a tourist destination for Canadians

Paul Soles of CBC-TV's Take 30 visits the French island of St. Pierre near Newfoundland in 1975. 2:12

Some call it a showroom for France in North America. 

As the last piece of the colony of New France, the islands of St-Pierre-Miquelon have changed hands several times since a Portuguese explorer first landed in 1520.

In this 1975 video, Take 30 host Paul Soles visits the islands and watches as tourists from a Russian passenger liner get to shore via local fishing boats and the ship's cutter.