Who could have imagined that the lagoons of the Neva were going to give birth to the sumptuous capital of the Tsars. The eternal rival of Moscow, the former sovereign of « all the Russias » which was rebaptised three times in less than a century, has never ceased to arouse covetousness, to attract great minds and to inspire the greatest poets.
With a power of attraction that has remained intact, that which is affectionately nicknamed « Pieter » has this unique ability to fill you with wonder each time you return there. Along its countless canals, it silently sails in a transparent, almost dreamlike light, as if it has come out of a dazzling dream. The water plays, using transparency and pastel reflections, with the baroque outlines of the Hermitage and the gold at the top of Zayachii ostrov. A sublime spectacle which is ceaselessly renewed by a motionless navigation. A city of art that has come out of the sea, of an unparalleled beauty, Saint Petersburg invites you to the kingdom of dreams. But the Venice of the North is far from being a sleeping beauty. Classical music, jazz, cinema…each season delivers its procession of festivities, crowned, as you might expect, by the opaline light of the «white nights» of June.