Upcoming Events: Fête des Dolmens

Jersey Dolmens15th September 2012
Various Island Locations

Building on the success of recent years, Jersey Heritage will be hosting their sixth Fête des Dolmens on Saturday 15th September.

The Fête des Dolmens is a fascinating island tour that takes in sights from all four corners of Jersey, including visits to ancient dolmens from east to west. This year sees a special dolmen bus depart from La Hougue Bie Musuem at 9.30am, transporting the lucky passengers back 6,000 years into Jersey’s cultural history.

The tour will explore dolmens of the eastern parishes during the morning, before heading out west after a picnic lunch. Visitors will be accompanied by Jersey Heritage’s curator of Archaeology, Olga Finch, who will be at hand to explain the historical significance of dolmens, why they were built, and who built them.

Fête des Dolmens Programme

Depart from La Hougue Bie at 9.30am

Le Couperon, St. Martin
Approximately 9.50am

La Pouquelaye de Faldouet, St. Martin
Approximately 11am

Mont Ubé, St. Clement
Approximately 12pm

Ville-ès-Nouaux, St. Helier
Approximately 1pm

Lunch stop

La Sergenté, St. Brelade
Approximately 2pm

Broken & Little Menhir, The Ossuary, St. Brelade
Approximately 3pm

Les Monts Grantez, St. Ouen
Approximately 4pm

Return to La Hougue Bie at approximately 5.15pm

Tickets for the Fête des Dolmens are on sale now, available from La Hougue Bie and Jersey Museum. Tickets are priced at £20 per adult, £15 for Jersey Heritage members, and £6 for students or children.

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