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Guernsey and the Bella Luce have so much to offer, whatever time of year you visit us; from fantastic food and drink through to island hopping adventures, wildlife watching, fascinating historical sites and artisan producers.  Experience Guernsey like a local with us.


Guernsey's Loophole Towers

History is in plain sight all over Guernsey and nowhere more obviously than around our coastline, which is punctuated by fortifications. One such set of fortifications are the loophole towers that can be found overlooking many bays.

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The Bella Back in Time: Occupation

History is everywhere you look in the Bailiwick of Guernsey; it is woven into the fabric of our islands and in some cases, built over them. Arguably the most important period in the history of the Channel Islands is the relatively recent chapter concerning the German Occupation during World War Two. We have been researching the history of The Bella Luce to uncover our building’s history and Occupation story.

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La Longue Veille

The Longue Veille is a traditional celebration entirely unique to Guernsey that takes place on December 23rd, and gives islanders and visitors a welcome excuse to begin their festive celebrations a day early.

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Les Hanois Lighthouse

The lighthouse that stands tall on the rocks at Les Hanois is both a local icon and an important building in the history of lighthouse engineering. Read the fascinating story of why and how it came to be, here.

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Renoir's Moulin Huet

In the late summer of 1883 the famous French Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir visited Guernsey and produced about fifteen paintings of scenes on and around Moulin Huet, the beach just a short walk down the lane from the Bella Luce.

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Guernsey's Costa Rican Coffee Connection

A cup of coffee to start the day is such a cornerstone of modern mornings that few of us ever stop to think about how we came to be drinking this brew made from tropical beans. If your coffee of choice is Costa Rican then you have a Guernseyman, William Le Lacheur, to thank.

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