Uncovering Our French Connection: a tour of historical St Helier
Join Blue Badge Guide Clive Jones for a gentle stroll into our charming town, to uncover and celebrate our French connection.
Friday 16 July 2021
12.30 pm - 1.45 pm
Location: Meet at Liberation Square
Pricing: £8.00 per person for Jersey Finance Members. Minimum 6 guests per tour.
On Friday 16 and 30 July, meet Blue Badge Clive Jones at Liberation Square, Weighbridge, St Helier, for a gentle stroll into our charming town, to uncover and celebrate our French connection.
The town tour takes you through the hidden byways of our delightful Victorian town. Discover the history of our fascinating harbours and find out how our Island, once a valuable part of the Duchy of Normandy, became aligned with the British Crown.
Together we will uncover the secrets of Coin-es-Anes and Coin-es-Cochons, and find out exactly what “Rue Trousse Cotillon” really means. Discover the fascinating histories of our heroes and heroines, from Philippe d’Auvergne, Prince of Bouillon, to celebrated French authors Maitre Wace and Victor Hugo; and uncover the hidden histories of our Place du Marché, and the Battle of Jersey, before wandering through the cobbled lane of our old French quarter.
Pre-booking is required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.