Jersey, is technically an island belonging to England yet it is actually closer to France. If you ask Islanders they will tell you they come from Jersey, Channel Islands as they consider themselves to be separate from both and part of neither. Either way it is an island rich in history and tradition including the famous Battle of Flowers, a carnival that originated in 1902 and has been held annually since. Other festivals include food, music, seasonal and the Battle of Britain air display. With its ideal location, seafood is an important staple in the cuisine of the island. Mussels, oyster, lobster and crab are abundant and relished by seafood lovers. The rich milk of the Jersey cow is imported from around the world and consumed largely by way of the island s famous Jersey fudge. An unspoiled landscape and warm, welcoming people make this a great escape from the everyday and a retreat where you will have the time to reconnect or listen to your own thoughts. Located about 160 kilometres south of Britain, this is the most southerly of the British Isles. Residents of the island have understood the need to protect their land and ecosystem much longer than many so the natural beauty of the island has been preserved and maintained. Jersey was the first island to gain Green Globe status in recognition for its efforts. Open gardens and incredible coral reefs are among some of the natural treasures and as you might imagine, wildlife is abundant.
Though the streets are named in French the main language of the island is English so don t be deterred from visiting if language is a concern.