Guernsey – a hidden gem

20th February 2019

Guernsey is an island enriched with World War II history and was the desired location to inspire the acclaimed French author Victor Hugo.

Guernsey was occupied during the Second World War by German forces from 30th June 1940 until our liberation on 9th May 1945. It is the perfect destination for history enthusiasts to explore and embrace the observation towers, bunkers, underground hospital and the Occupation Museum. The Island celebrates in style every year on 9th May, this is a date not to be missed!

Victor Hugo spent 15 years of his life on the island of Guernsey where he spent his time writing in his ‘Hauteville House’. It was here that he wrote the masterpieces Les Miserables, Toilers of the Seas, The Man Who Laughs and many more.

You can visit Victor Hugo’s house in St Peter Port which was entirely decorated and furnished by the poet, reflecting his exceptional creative side during his time of exile. Guernsey is very proud to share these wonderful landmarks with guests and tourists.

The Fermain Valley hotel will be sure to point you in the right direction of experiencing these truly magical locations.

We have lots of information at reception about Guernsey during World War II and Victor Hugo so please ask our reception staff who can book trips for you and the family so you can take away some new pieces of wonderful history.

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