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Perched on a hillside overlooking the harbor, St. Peter Port may look unassuming. But two of this century's most renowned artists have used it for creative inspiration. Victor Hugo wrote Les Misérables, and Renoir painted many of his masterpieces here.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
St. Peter Port, the capital of Guernsey in the Channel Islands, is known for its striking landscape, offering some of the most exquisite views of the Channel Islands. The harbor sits at sea level and the elevation rises as you go inland, creating striking cliffs along the coast. These are spectacular viewing spots for those who want to take in the landscape.
The Channel Islands are known for their dairy products - especially their milk, which is touted to be the best in the world, and their locally grown produce, which thrives in the sunny climate. Two of the local favorites you may see are Guernsey Gâche, a fruit loaf and Gâche Mêlée, an apple cake.
The British pound sterling (GBP) is the official currency of the Channel Islands. Traveler's checks are widely accepted in banks, and credit cards can be used in most places. Aditionally, Guernsey has its own currency, but all United Kingdom notes and coins are considered legal tender and circulate without restriction. However, Guernsey's currency is not accepted in the U.K. , but can be reconverted in U.K. banks.
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