Maison des Landes Hotel

New for 2018

Maison des Landes Hotel is excited  to provide interesting Themed Holidays throughout the year. Whilst participation is optional, these weeks are likely to be booked rapidly so please reserve you space early.

WARTIME MEMORIES

Week Commencing Saturday, 5th May 2018

Join the Islanders as they celebrate Liberation Day on May 9th,commemorating the end of five years of German occupation during WWII.

Visit the historic German War Tunnels where a fascinating exhibition tells the story of the lives of islanders at this difficult time.
An island tour reveals many towers and forts, and the majestic castles – Mont Orgeuil (Mount Pride) towering above Gorey Harbour and Elizabeth Castle on its rocky islet.

A stop at Greve de Lecq Bay allows a visit to the Barracks built to house British Troops during the Napoleonic Wars and to discover the story of Jersey’s rich military history.

Participation is optional and is free of charge.

NATURAL JERSEY

Week Commencing, Saturday 19th May 2018

Enjoy springtime in Jersey. May is a fantastic time to see the trees and wild flowers that fill the hedgerows along the narrow inland lanes and valleys.

An evening talk given by friendly local ornithologist Mike Stentiford. MBE will prepare you for two separate visits: one to the spacious National Trust for Jersey Wetland Centre (where binoculars are provided to observe the wildfowl and other wild-life on the pond and in the reed-beds), and the other to the small but accessible bird hide overlooking a colony of Sand-martins.

Explore habitats ranging from cliff-tops to woodlands and discover a variety of wild flowers in the company of a local guide, Sue Hardy.

Participation is optional and is free of charge.

JERSEY FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Week Commencing, Saturday 2nd June 2018

Using your own camera capture the breath-taking scenery, dramatic locations, and stunning sunsets as you tour our beautiful island.

A professional photographer will attend to give tips and advice before you set off on your photographic safari.

During your holiday, enter our Maison des Landes photographic competition and maybe win a prize.

Participation is optional and is free of charge.

FISHING IN JERSEY

Week Commencing, Saturday 16th June 2018

St Catherine’s breakwater extends half a mile into deep water towards the French coast. Spend a day there and try your luck with rod and line. (Picnic lunch provided)

Weather permitting, enjoy a fishing trip aboard Wet Wheels fully accessible, wheelchair friendly boat. Your skipper will take you to the best fishing spots.

In each case fishing equipment is available for hire at your cost, and bait for sale.

Bring home your catch for our chef to cook for your supper!

Participation is optional and is free of charge.

GARDENS AND ARCHITECTURE

Week Commencing, Saturday 23 June 2018

View traditional Jersey farms:Morel Farm; Hamptonne and The Elms (Headquarters of the National Trust for Jersey)

Enjoy a drive through the grounds of St Ouen’s Manor, home of the seigneur of St Ouen, Mr Charles Malet de Carteret.?

Visit Gorey Promenade gardens and the Winston Churchill memorial garden at St Brelade’s Bay: both good examples of coastal planting.

Visit Victoria College grounds : Jersey’s Hogwarts!

Visit the grounds of Howard Davis Park with Blue Badge Guide Sue Hardy

Visit Parade Gardens and St Helier Town Hall with Sue Hardy.

Visit Royal Square to view the States Buildings and Royal Court.

Visit the Markets and Bronze Cows Sculpture.

Participation is optional and is free of charge.

WHAT MAKES JERSEY DIFFERENT?

Week Commencing, Saturday 7th July 2018

Traditionally French speaking, Jersey is part of the British Isles – but not part of the United Kingdom. Find out what makes the Island unique.

Discover why The States of Jersey is the Island’s own independent ‘parliament’ and each of the twelve Parishes has its own administration and police service.

Who are these officials, and what do they do? Discover how the Honorary Police system works, and the ancient customs that still prevail.

The story will unfold in a series of visits to Island institutions, including The Royal Square, St Helier Town Hall, and St Lawrence country Parish Hall, School and Church.

Jersey is a place with a generous heart – and many benefactors have left a legacy of which the Island is proud.

Participation is optional and is free of charge.

JERSEY BATTLE OF FLOWERS

Week Commencing 4th August 2018

Tour the island during this peak week of our summer.

Enjoy the frantic atmosphere as the various floral exhibits and floats are completed in time.

Attend the Battle Parade on Thursday (admission charge applies).

Attend the Friday evening Parade when illuminated floats are featured.

Participation is optional and is free of charge.

JERSEY'S HISTORIC CHURCHES

Week Commencing, Saturday 18th August 2018

This week we have arranged visits to a number of local churches including a selection of ancient, stone-built Parish churches, Anglican with medieval origins,

French immigrants both Protestant and Roman Catholic and a visit from John Wesley has resulted a rich variety of churches and chapels. We will be proud to show you the finest examples. These will include the Town Church of St Helier; St Helier Methodist Centre and St Thomas Roman Catholic Church. A visit to the famous “Glass Church” of St Matthew will allow an opportunity to see the priceless Lalique glasswork.

The architecture is a fascinating mixture, of styles featuring local granite and Victorian stained glass, many endowed with fine memorials, all combining to tell the story of faith in this Island.

Participation is optional and is free of charge.

JERSEY AIR DISPLAY/BATTLE OF BRITAIN WEEK

Week Commencing, Saturday 8th September 2018

Enjoy the various activities organised by the RAFA during Battle of Britain week.

Attend the Jersey Air Display over St Aubin’s Bay,

Participation is optional and is free of charge.

ARTS IN JERSEY

Week Commencing, Saturday 22nd September 2018

Visit St Helier’s Town Hall to view their Art collection.

Visit the Harbour Gallery where there is permanent display of work by local artists.

View the current Art show at the Berni Gallery at Jersey Arts Centre

An exclusive showing of his important collection of miniatures presented by Ken Syvret, MBE.

Inspect various pieces of Sculpture including the Bronze Jersey Cows at West’s Centre, St Helier and the famous Liberation sculpture in Liberation Square, commemorating the end of the German Occupation during WWII; visit the Gilded statue of King George II in the Royal Square : Visit by coach the Westaway Memorial near Victoria Pier; Visit the Occupation Tapestry exhibit.

Enjoy a slide-show of important art owned by Jersey Heritage.

Participation is optional and is free of charge.

PHOTOGALLERY

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