Escape away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and discover tranquil islands where nature reigns supreme.


Alderney is an unspoilt land, a paradise for nature lovers. The small town of St Anne, with its pretty cobbled streets is worth a detour. Sark, a tiny island in the Channel Islands, belongs to the bailiwick of Guernsey. It enjoys extremely rich flora, due to the mild and humid weather, and is a popular tourist destination. Herm is the smallest of the Channel Islands open to the public. Walking, kayaking, fishing... nature is at the heart of every activity here.




Victor Hugo once said about the island that it was “a sort of fairy castle, full of wonders”. Sark has not changed since... There are no cars on the island. One travels on foot, on a bicycle or in a horse-drawn cart, which is the best way to enjoy the amazing natural beauty and fabulous views the island has to offer.


Sark by the office de tourisme of Guernsey




Situated in the middle of the bailiwick of Guernsey; it is the smallest of the Channel Islands. There are no cars or radios here, just idyllic beaches reminiscent of the Caribbean. If you want to get away from it all, this island is the perfect place to unwind surrounded by stunning scenery.


Herm by the office de tourisme of Guernsey




Third largest of the Channel Islands, Alderney counts 2400 inhabitants. The island enjoys a mild climate, and is unspoilt, peaceful and totally relaxing.  The town of St Anne, with its quaint cobbled streets lined with its pastel coloured houses and picturesque shops, is a very charming place.

For a week-end or a longer break, enjoy a diversity of activities: angling, tennis, walking, cycling, horse-riding... and golfing: the 9-hole course enjoys a great situation, a beautiful environment and incredible views across the Channel, with the French coast on the horizon.


Alderney by the office de tourisme of Guernsey


Services between la Manche and Channel Islands


Only a few miles from one another, the Channel Islands and la Manche are close geographically and share historical, touristic, economic and cultural ties. Manche Iles Express and the Conseil Général of la Manche are keen to perpetuate the historical sea links, thus developing tourist, cultural and commercial exchanges with our British “cousins”. Regular crossings to the Channel Islands depart from Granville, Barneville-Carteret and Diélette.

Depending on weather conditions, the company reserves the right to cancel crossings. During the lower season, crossings are operated only at weekends and are dependent on tides.



Useful Info


Ferry terminal in Granville: 02 33 61 08 88
Ferry terminal in Carteret: 02 33 01 10 11

Find out about Granville- Guernsey routes with “Manche Iles Express