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Jersey island

Jersey is the largest Channel Island, located one hour from Granville.
On the island of Jersey, environment and nature are in the spotlight.
In addition to his coastes that make it unique, her english countryside deserves as much to be seen.
Its capital is Saint Helier.



An History shared between France and England

With an area of ​​118.2 km2, Jersey is home to 99500 residents.

Jersey depends of the British Crown but isn’t part of the United Kingdom. The island is under thejersey sovereignty of the Duke of Normandy title held by the British monarchy since the conquest of England by Guillaume le Conquerant after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. When Guillaume le Conquerant triumphes to English and assigns Crown of England, it’s to the Duke and not to the King that islanders remain loyal. To thank them for their loyalty, a Constitution assigning them certain privileges: an internal government, the independence of their judicial system and taxes exemption.

During World War II, Jersey is dominated by the German army. They bombarded the island and settled there. Almost 8000 islanders were evacuated, 1200 deported to camps in Germany, and more than 300 people sentenced to prison and sent to
concentration camps.

On the 9th of May, is the Liberation Day, a public holiday in Jersey nowadays.


Gorgeous landscapes

Jersey’s beaches are among the finest in the region. St.Brelade’s Bay, west of the island, is jersey islandprotected by cliffs. It houses a magnificent sandy beach that is fairly well, sheltered from winds. One can simply walk along the Esplanade to enjoy the beauty of the place, but also try stand up paddle and many other activities.

Jersey is called the Island of Flowers, is also known for its many gardens with attractive colors, such as the Memorial Park Churchill.

To discover the island in an unusual way, a cycling getaway is a great way. With over 800 kilometers of roads and footpaths, you will take the « green-lanes », these trails exclusively reserved for cyclists and pedestrians.

Keep a time for shopping, then, after a long day, enjoy a welcoming pub to quench your thirst by drinking a Mary Ann, the local beer. Finally, you can enjoy seafood, which are a specialty of the region: mussels, oysters, lobsters, crabs and other shellfish, but Jersey inhabitants especially like spider crab.


2016 events in Jersey

– Festival « Heritage » of Channel Islands: from April 3 to May 11, 2016

– Barclays Jersey Boat Show of Jersey: from 2 to 4 May 2016Jersey-st Hélier

– 70th Anniversary of Liberation (Liberation Day) of 8 to 11 May 2016

– International Music Festival for the Liberation of 9 to 17 May 2016

– Jersey Food Festival of the 21 to 25 May 2016

– International festival of Motor Racing Jersey: 4 to 7 June 2016

– Ports Tour of La Manche: 7 and July 8, 2016

– The Battle of Flowers – Day Parade August 13, 2016

– Jersey Live – Music Festival on 5 and 6 September 2016


To discover this little piece of Britain, you can book your crossing Granville Jersey at Reception (ID required).