St. Peter Port

Our Costa Cruise ship docks at the Port of St. Peter on the island of Guernsey, close to Saint Malo.

Guernsey, from the Old Norse “corner island”, is located in the English Channel in the gulf of Saint Malo. Nearby Jersey is part of the Channel Islands, with an autonomous government from the United Kingdom. The island was inhabited by Neanderthals, who left important traces in the cave at La Cotte before becoming the home of farmers. Dating back to the Neolithic period are two interesting menhirs and the dolmen called Autel du Dehus, which houses two deities called Guardians of the Tombs. In Saint Peter, the capital city, you can visit the Hauteville House, where Victor Hugo lived in exile and wrote Les Misérables in 1862.