Welcome to Channel Islands!
The Channel Islands lie off the coast of France
but have been British since 1066, though officially they are not a part of the
United Kingdom. They have a pleasant climate, can be the setting for a memorable
sea vacation, and are also increasing in importance as a financial centre. The
main island is Jersey
, with its
capital St. Helier
the famous Jersey
, has great beaches and relaxed resorts. Guernsey
has the attractive capital of St.
and is less formal than Jersey. Visit the home of Victor Hugo at
. The island of Herm
is only a 20 minute boat ride from Guernsey, and along with the island of Sark
is popular for day trips. Alderney
is the quietest of the Channel Islands and has great white sands and cliff footpaths.