Guided tours of the town of St Peter Port and beyond, noticing places on the island that would have been familiar to Victor Hugo during his time of exile. Please join us on an historical journey of discovery in the footsteps of one of the most influential writers of the 19th Century, a man of many talents and passions.
Morning, 09.00 – 12.00. Victor Hugo’s Guernsey
An island coach tour with an accredited Hugo tour guide which will start at the Liberation monument, drive up the East coast, passing the Vale Castle to Houmet Paradis. Then on to L’Ancresse, before driving down the west coast to the Haunted House and Hanois Lighthouse. Passing Sausmarez Manor on the return to Havelet Bay and St. Peter Port.
Duration: 3 hours. Starting from the bus station.
Afternoon, 14.00 – 16.00. Victor Hugo’s St. Peter Port.
A walking tour with an accredited Hugo tour guide that will begin at the Tourist Information Office and take in the Harbour Quay and Town Church. The tour will include The Mignot Plateau before descending to the Market and central Town. The Greffe and The Old Prison site featured in Hugo’s life and the walk will finish in Candie Gardens at the stone statue of the poet.
Duration: approximately 2 hours. Starting from the Tourist Information Centre.
Please note that this walk will include steps and some steep hills.
Neither tour will be suitable for those delegates with mobility issues. However, The Society will be delighted to arrange tours for delegates that will address any limitations. Please email the Secretary. Sec@victorhugoinguernsey.gg
“Hauteville House & the Hugo Family” Exhibition
A free exhibition in the gardens and house of the historic Priaulx Library, Candie, open 10.00 to 17.00. Organised by the Library in conjunction with Maisons Victor Hugo Paris/Guernesey.
5.30 pm Conference Opening Vin d’Honneur at The Candie Museum & Art Gallery
A private reception on the opening day of the Hugo-Visions of Exile exhibition featuring Victor Hugo’s art drawn from Maisons Hugo at Place des Vosges and La Bibliothèque Nationale.
M. Gérard Audinet, Director of Maisons Victor Hugo Paris/Guernesey will talk about the works on view.
By invitation only, included in the “Delegate Package.”
Supported by BNP Paribas.
7.30 pm Conference dinner at Les Cotils Centre. Harry Bound Room
A 3-course dinner for Conference delegates and society members.
Menu: Waldorf Salad, Sea Bass and vegetables, Lemon Meringue Tart, Tea or Coffee.
After dinner there will be an illustrated talk about the Hugo statue in Candie Gardens by the Society Honorary President, Gérard Pouchain.
Supported by Rickety Bridge Winery