St. Peter Port, Guernsey (Channel Islands); England / United Kingdom
St. Peter Port is the capital of the Channel Island of Guernsey. This archipelago now belogs to great Briatin but was for the most part of its history in French hands. St. Peter Port has 15,000 inhabitants, lies on the east coast of the island and is also its capital.
Already in Roman times around the harbor here there was plenty of hustle and bustle. Due to the location and the safe harbor, the city has always been the destination of immigrants, of merchants and navigators. The fantastic colorful style of the city goes back to these traditions.
The old town of St. Peter Port perfectly represents this many styles. The influence of England's Regency style thus meets Parisian flair. Narrow alleys and stairs run through the old town. During a stroll you will encounter in addition to the different architectural styles also numerous shops, as you can very very well shop here. But that's not enough, sights worth seeing here are also the town church and the Castle Cornet, the latter with various exhibitions. Gardens and city parks are ideal for relaxing, for literature lovers, there is a Victor Hugo Monument and for all active holidaymakers last but not least beautiful beaches like the Moores Bay or Soldiers Bay, both of which are ideal for swimming and snorkeling.