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Guernsey & Sark - Victor Hugo (half day)

Victor Hugo spent 15 years in exile in Guernsey between 1855 and 1870, where he produced some of his finest work, inspired by the rugged wild natural cliffs and the soft and peaceful lanes. Our tour today will start with a drive through St Peter Port and past the harbor where he arrived by boat in October 1855.

Heading out to the parish of St Martins we will visit the dramatic headland of Jerbourg Point offering views over to the archipelago including Sark and Herm. On to another spectacular headland; Le Gouffre, with views over a small fisherman’s harbour, described in Hugo’s Toilers of The Sea (Les Travaileurs de la Mer).

Returning to St Peter Port we will visit Hauteville House, bought and transformed by this eccentric artist with his unique ideas on interior design! It was that he wrote Les Miserables and Les Travaileurs de la Mer. The house is now owned by the City of Paris and great care has been taken to preserve the house and its contents exactly as it was in his day. The guided tour of this marvelous piece of history takes 45 minutes, with time to spare at the end of the tour to view an exhibition of photographs.

Finally make a brief stop at Candie Gardens to photograph Victor Hugo’s glorious statue before returning to your ship.

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Tours in Guernsey & Sark

Scenic Island & Goldsmiths
Historic Occupation
Victor Hugo
Guernsey Cliff Walk
Sark by Horse & Carriage

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