"St Malo to Jersey and return"
Reviewed 28 July 2014 by Vivienne
Efficient service and staff helpful and pleasant. The buses taking passengers to boarding point do not need to be so full before using another bus.
'Vivienne' travelled St Malo Jersey (St Helier) with Condor Ferries on Condor Rapide
"It's the Way To Go!"
Reviewed 23 July 2014 by Roger G.
We approached the ferry rides (from St. Malo to St. Helier and the return four days later) as total newcomers. We found that the entire boarding process was easy to comprehend and execute properly. Ditto for the debarkation process after the ship reached port. When one is dealing with a foreign language, even if moderately competent in that language, it is reassuring to be guided at every step of the way. We enjoyed the experiences very much, and the ferry trips greatly enhanced the many adventures of our three weeks in France and the Channel Islands.
'Roger G.' travelled St Malo Jersey (St Helier) with Condor Ferries on Condor Rapide
"A truely fast crossing"
Reviewed 06 July 2014 by Sigfried
Considering the superfast crossing, the time it takes to load all these cars and passengers into the belly of the boat almost takes too much time. However it all happens very efficiently and diligently and the ferries give a good feeling of safety and maintenance standards. Once on its way this catamaran ferry speeds ahead with 30 plus knots and weather permitting it is fascinating to enjoy the crossing on one of the open decks to get a true feeling of the elements.
'Sigfried' travelled St Malo Jersey (St Helier) with Condor Ferries on Condor Rapide
"Condor ferries sevice"
Reviewed 03 July 2014 by Alan
We found the overall experience of the ferry good. It would have been nice to be able to check our bags in earlier or be able to store them at the terminal. The ship was very clean and comfortable. We had smoothe water so can not coment about it's rough water performance. We had a meal which was good value. We bought some cigaretts at the duty free and the staff should have reminded us of the limit for entering Jersey as we had to give some away at the customs. But overall a good experience.
'Alan' travelled St Malo Jersey (St Helier) with Condor Ferries on Condor Rapide
St-Malo is a port city in Brittany northern France on the English Channel. Walled and built with grey granite stone, modern St-Malo traces its origins to a monastic settlement founded by saints Aaron and Brendan early in the sixth century. In later centuries it became notorious as the home of a fierce breed of pirate-mariners, who were never quite under anybody's control but their own; for four years from 1590, St-Malo even declared itself to be an independent republic. The corsaires of St-Malo not only forced English ships passing up the Channel to pay tribute, but also brought wealth from further afield. Jacques Cartier, who colonized Canada, lived in and sailed from St-Malo, as did the first colonists to settle the Falklands - hence the islands' Argentinian name, Las Malvinas. Now inseparably attached to the mainland, St-Malo is the most visited place in Brittany - thanks to its superb old citadelle.
Jersey is a British crown dependency in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy. Along with the Guernsey it forms the grouping known as the Channel Islands.
The defence of all these islands is the responsibility of the United Kingdom. However, Jersey is not part of the UK, nor the European Union, but is rather a separate possession of the Crown.
Jersey’s prehistoric period produced a rich legacy of artefacts. Remnants of a great French forest that existed over 10,000 years ago, when the Island was part of the continent can still be seen today at St Ouen when there is a low tide. Flints and crude stone tools were left by hunters in La Cotte a la Chevre (Goat’s cave) now perched 60 feet (18 m) above the sea level on the north coast of St Ouen and La Cotte de St Brelade is one of the most important Palaeolithic sites in Europe.