Set in the sparkling waters just 14 miles from France, Jersey has always had a dramatic appeal. The atmosphere is decidedly continental but without any problems of language or currency, Jersey nevertheless has a familiar feel. The variety of places to visit and sights to enjoy is quite remarkable given the compact size of the island. Spectacular cliffs, wide, sandy beaches and leafy country lanes - the scenery seems to change around each bend in the road. Jersey is also an island with a proud tradition and heritage. The main town of St Helier is a bustling centre, full of interesting shops and plenty of places to visit. There is always a lot happening during the day and at night.