Trip to the Channel Islands, so close to France and yet so quintessentially British!
What better way to spend the day than to take a boat trip to the Channel Islands, departing from Granville? Just 30 miles off the coast of Granville, the fascinating islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, Alderney and Herm await you... So close to France and yet so quintessentially British!
Jersey, island of flowers, bound by high cliffs and fringed with coves, has lots of vibrant little harbours. Guernsey, land of Victor Hugo's exile, boasts breathtaking natural vistas such as the "Cliff Path" with its neverending steps. And lastly, the wildest islands, Sark, Alderney and Herm are havens of peace.
Jersey. Jersey is an island carved by the sea, where the huge tides - among the biggest in the world - spill over the shores, feeding the land. Though it's small, this island is full of character. Hedged-lined country roads suddenly open out onto cliff tops, and the sea is never more than 10 minutes away. An island to discover and explore, where all kinds of activities await you. An island where you can pause, and get your breath back.
Tourist Office website: www.jersey.com
Getting to Jersey from Granville: www.manche-iles.com
Guernsey (Guernesey in French)
With its enchanting blend of breathtakingly beautiful landscapes and a decidedly modern lifestyle, Guernsey is the perfect destination for a short holiday. Guernsey offers endless delights: take an invigorating walk along the clifftop paths, stroll through the rural interior or relax on the superb beaches.
Tourist Office website: www.visitguernsey.com
Getting to Guernsey from Granville: www.manche-iles.com
Sark (Sercq in French)
Sark, the fourth largest of the Channel Islands, is located off the Normandy coast, nearly 130 km south of England. A short boat hop away from Guernsey or Jersey, this stunning island with only 600 inhabitants has no airport, and cars are banned from the roads. But there's everything you need for modern comfort, in an atmosphere of serene peace and quiet.
Getting to Sark: www.manche-iles.com
Alderney (Aurigny in French)
Alderney, the third largest of the Channel Islands - five kilometres long by 3 wide - is just like a village with its own very particular charm. A fascinating island of well-kept secrets, it's all yours to discover... Popular with nature lovers, Alderney is also perfect for families who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.