St. Lawrence

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Hamptonne Country Life Museum showing heritage elements, a house and a park
Magnificent St. Matthews Glass Church decorates the terrain of this large parish, whose underground is carved up by an extensive labyrinth of war tunnels.

Pockets of quaint settlements populate the large parish area of St. Lawrence in the heart of Jersey. Its southern coastline overlooks St. Aubin’s Bay, while valleys, meadows and farms characterize the terrain farther inland. Head to local museums to learn about the island’s difficult time during World War II.

The Jersey War Tunnels are a maze of underground paths set up by the Germans to defend against Allied bombardment. Delve into the deep and narrow tunnels and scurry through the displays. Photos show the effects of the 5-year German occupation of the island, which was left defenseless by mainland Britain. See the re-creation of a typical household and consider the effect the occupation had on food rations.

Walk southwest for a few minutes to reach Le Moulin de Quétivel. As the island’s only working water mill, the site is ideal to learn about its processes. Exhibits shed light on Jersey’s industrial, agricultural and exportation history.

The Hamptonne Country Life Museum continues this tradition. Its displays feature old-world tools and machines that helped to work the farms. Bring your kids to the play areas and let them pet the pigs and cows.

Beside Coronation Park that fringes the beach stands St. Matthew’s Church, also know as the Glass Church in reference to its glass works of art by French designer René Lalique. See the frosted angels and sparkling screens in this glass-filled church, which dates back to 1840.

Head to the beach and purchase fresh seafood from a café. As you beachcomb west along the strand, notice Beaumont Tower, which was built in the 1700s.

The parish runs from the center of the island to St. Aubin’s Bay on its southern coast, between St. Aubin and St. Helier. Arrive at the Jersey Airport and drive east for 10 minutes to reach the heart of the area.

St. Lawrence helps us understand the fascinating military and agricultural history of Jersey.

Where to stay in St. Lawrence

The Royal Yacht
The Royal Yacht
4 out of 5
Weighbridge, St. Helier, Jersey, JE2 3NF
The price is HK$947 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec
HK$947
per night
4 Dec - 5 Dec
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in St. Helier. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (999 reviews)
"Room was basic and refreshing of items was late in the day"

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2022

The Royal Yacht
Cristina Hotel
Cristina Hotel
4 out of 5
Mont Felard, St. Aubin's Bay, St. Lawrence, Jersey, JE3 1JA
Stay at this 4-star hotel in St. Lawrence. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the bar in their reviews. Popular ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (602 reviews)
Lovely Hotel
"You will need a Taxi or a car, unless your young and fit and can walk up steps to Hotel about 100 of them very steep.Really nice Hotel Reception Bar and Kitchen staff all superb,rooms spotless, beds very comfy, excellent WIFI, views are awesome of Jersey from your room and restaurant and Bar. Could ..."

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2022

Cristina Hotel
Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa
Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
Esplanade, St. Helier, Jersey, JE2 3QA
The price is HK$1,109 per night from 28 Dec to 29 Dec
HK$1,109
per night
28 Dec - 29 Dec
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in St. Helier. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (990 reviews)
"Very clean property with extremely friendly & accommodating staff. Excellent breakfast fare included."

Reviewed on 14 Nov 2022

Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
SACO Jersey Merlin House
SACO Jersey Merlin House
4 out of 5
Pier Road, St. Helier, Jersey, JE2 3WR
Stay at this 4-star apartment in St. Helier. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities and concierge services. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the bathrooms ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (76 reviews)
"Lovely, clean apartment. Good location close to centre of town. Friendly staff."

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2022

SACO Jersey Merlin House
The Uplands Serviced Apartments
The Uplands Serviced Apartments
3 out of 5
St. John's Road, Mont à L'abbe Uplands Drive, St. Helier, JE2 3LE
Stay at this 3-star apartment in St. Helier. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the property condition ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (52 reviews)
"Comfortable, spacious and clean, leading to a lovely holiday."

Reviewed on 3 Oct 2022

The Uplands Serviced Apartments
Durrell Wildlife Camp
Durrell Wildlife Camp
5 out of 5
Les Augrès Manor, La Profonde Rue, Trinity, Jersey, JE3 5BP
Stay at this 5-star campsite in Trinity. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 coffee shops/cafes. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (19 reviews)
"The pods were clean, well maintained, comfortable and facilities were good. The log burner warmed the main pod up nicely. Staff were friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2019

Durrell Wildlife Camp
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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