The turquoise waters and an abundance of nature reserves make Guernsey a great place to enjoy the outdoors whether you are exploring the cliffs and beaches or out on the water itself.
The islands of Guernsey also boast a rich heritage and culture to discover, from Neolithic structures, castles and fortifications from the Occupation to art galleries, museums and guided tours.
Many interesting places to visit are within easy reach of Hotel La Michele and just a few are listed below:
Moulin Huet Bay
Moulin Huet Bay, with shallow waters as turquoise as the Caribbean and breath-taking views of the cliffs. Legendary Impressionist Painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir fell in love with the secluded cove while visiting Guernsey in 1883, and painted 15 famous pieces of Moulin Huet during his stay. You can also enjoy refreshments at the delightful Renoir Tea Garden.
Victor Hugo House (Hauteville House)
Just a short distance away on the southern outskirts of St Peter Port is Victor Hugo House (Hauteville House). This property was Hugo's residence during his exile and many masterpieces were written here - Les Miserables and Toilers of the Sea to name just two. The house is a work of art by its layout and decor, designed by Victor Hugo himself. Guided tours should be booked in advance.
Bluebell Woods are just a short walk from La Michele. Aptly named, in springtime the woodland floor becomes a carpet of blue flowers beneath the budding tree canopy.
La Gran'mere Du Chimquiere
La Gran'mere du Chimquiere (The Grandmother of the Cemetery) is a Neolithic statue at the gate of the picturesque St Martins parish church. A wander through the country lanes from La Michele to the church will take a leisurely 20 minutes.
Sausmarez Manor, Gardens and Sculpture Park is the island's only stately home and while staying a La Michele it is practically on your doorstep. There is also a Farmers Market held at the Manor every Saturday morning.
Fermain Bay offers one of the most beautiful tucked-away beaches and cafes on Guernsey and is the closest beach to La Michele.