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
La Pouquelaye de Faldouet, St. Martin
Mont Ubé, St. Clement
Ville-ès-Nouaux, St. Helier
La Sergenté, St. Brelade
Broken & Little Menhir, The Ossuary, St. Brelade
Les Monts Grantez, St. Ouen
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.