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For Valentine's follow Victor Hugo’s romantic journey in Jersey

15th January 2014 Print
Longueville facade

‘Of the four Channel Islands Jersey is the prettiest’, according to Victor Hugo who began writing his epic novel Les Misérables during his exile to the island in 1853. Jersey’s dramatic 45-mile shoreline with its storm-lashed caves and rugged cliff paths, its dolmens and Druidic monuments, served as inspiration for Hugo’s classic love story.

Let Jersey inspire the romantic in you with some help from Longueville Manor, the Channel Islands’ only Relais & Châteaux property and AA 5 Red Star hotel. Longueville’s two-night Valentine’s Break costs from £220 per night (2 sharing) and includes accommodation, car hire and pink Champagne and chocolates on arrival. Also included are full English breakfast each day, Longueville’s seven-course Discovery menu on one evening and a three-course à la carte dinner on the other. And in case you forgot, the hotel will arrange for a dozen red roses to be waiting in the room on Valentine’s night.

Longueville Manor is the perfect setting for a romantic getaway. The 14th century manor house is a secluded haven on the edge of St Saviour, and the ambience strikes a note of elegance and relaxation: deep sofas around an open fire, inviting gardens with wooden bridges and fountains. Good food and wine, and exemplary service, complete the perfect Valentine’s escape.

Victor Hugo said it best: ‘You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.’

Longueville’s Valentine’s Break is valid for two nights between Thursday February 13 and Saturday February 15 2014. The price quoted is based on two sharing for a minimum of two nights, subject to availability; a 10% discount is offered if payment is made in full at the time of booking. Reservations:

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Longueville facade