With Manche Iles Express you can discover four Channel Islands

The crossing to Jersey will resume on Thursday, May 5, 2022 with departure from Granville (Manche) with the company Manche Îles Express.
The crossing to Jersey will resume on Thursday, May 5, 2022 with departure from Granville (Manche) with the company Manche Îles Express. (© Visual provided by Manche Iles Express)

That’s great news. The Norman shipping company Channel Islands Express is preparing to resume its crossings to the Channel Islands.

At the beginning of Dielette, Carteret, and Granville (Manche), you can discover four islands for a guaranteed change of landscape.

Jersey: Island of Flowers

Jersey with Mont-Orgueil Castle and Gorey Harbor.
Jersey with Mont-Orgueil Castle and Gorey Harbor. (© Visual provided by Manche Iles Express)

With 119.5 km² is Jersey largest of the Channel Islands. It offers an extraordinary variety of landscapes, beaches and charming villages … It is a paradise for all lovers of hiking or biking, but also shopping.

When you get to Jersey, stop in Saint Helier, the capital of the island. The city center and its markets, with their Victorian atmosphere, are a must-see for all shopping enthusiasts.

Gastronomy, museums, maritime heritage, castles and beautiful homes make this island the ideal place to discover all the British spirit close to France (Allow 1 hour and 25 minutes to cross between Granville and Saint-Hélier). Before you leave, stop in one of many pubs with a typical “British” atmosphere!

By going to Jersey, shopping lovers will be able to have a market day.
By going to Jersey, shopping lovers will be able to have a market day. (© Visual provided by Manche Iles Express)

Guernsey: the green island

You are coming and St Peter Portthe capital of the island with its rows of houses running down to the harbor and its terrace gardens.

St.  Peter Port on Guernsey.  A postcard vision at the moment: the islands ban all foreign ships from containing Covid-19.
Saint Peter Port, the capital of the Channel Island of Guernsey. (© Manche Iles Express)

Guernsey is green by its nature and its wooded valleys, peaceful paths, private gardens, nature reserves, horticultural riches.
Over more than 160 km
the coasts unfold dunes and beaches, bays, harbors with rustic charm and rocky paths.
The island of character, Guernsey invites you to discover its rich historical heritage consisting of ramparts, towers and fortifications.

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Visiting Hauteville House is inevitable. It was the famous residence where Victor Hugo lived during his period of exile. Reservation via email: hugohouse@cwgsy.net or 00 44 14 81 721 911.

Victor Hugo's exile house on Guernsey has undergone extensive restoration in recent years.
Victor Hugo’s exile house on Guernsey has undergone extensive restoration in recent years. Channel side – Vincent Giard)

Alderney: the wild island

Through its series of valleys and vast bays of white sand, Alderney has earned its nickname as a wild island.

Wild, Alderney is a true paradise for nature lovers.
Wild, Alderney is a true paradise for nature lovers. (© Visual provided by Manche Iles Express)

Saint Anneits capital, is a maze of narrow streets lined with huts, pubs and ancient mansions. His church is certainly one of the most beautiful of the Channel Islands.

With a mild climate, the canal island of Alderney is calm and unspoilt, ideal for relaxing.
With a mild climate, the canal island of Alderney is calm and unspoilt, ideal for relaxing. (© Visual provided by Manche Iles Express)

Nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts will appreciate this 7.77 km² large island. You will be surprised to be able to circulate further the only railway from all the Channel Islands, where the cars come from old London Underground. An original idea to discover Alderney.

Sark: the feudal island

Neither car nor truck, but bicycles and carriages you will discover unforgettable landscapes on the small paths lined with low stone walls and wild flowers that run through this island of 5.45 km².

On the island of Sark, do not miss La Coupée, a natural isthmus that connects Sark with Petite Sark and offers a postcard landscape.
On the island of Sark, do not miss La Coupée, a natural isthmus that connects Sark with Petite Sark and offers a postcard landscape. (© Sark Tourism)

Small coves, cliffs and bays … This archipelago’s unique coastline is an invitation to discover unspoiled nature. Do not miss The Lord’s Gardensdwelling for the Lord and his family, and its magnificent rose garden. Hotels, restaurants, campsites, all the ingredients are there to spend an extraordinary day or stay on this timeless island.

The island of Sark.
The canal island of Sark allows you to discover the stunning vantage points of this island of natural beauty. (© Spring Photos – Visit Guernsey)

The time for recovery has come for Manche Iles Express

Following a two-year forced closure, the Norman shipping company is in the process of relaunching the activity. The first crossing from Carteret (Manche) to Jersey is scheduled for Thursday, April 28, 2022. The crossings will resume on Thursday, May 5, 2022 for Jersey from Granville (Manche).

For crossings to the Channel Islands, the company Manche Iles Express has two boats, including Le Granville.
For crossings to the Channel Islands, the company Manche Iles Express has two boats, including Le Granville. (© Visual provided by Manche Iles Express)

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