What to see and do in Russia
Russia’s natural side will undoubtedly draw you to the banks of Lake Baïkal, a true inland freshwater sea, that extends north- and southwards over hundreds of miles. More than 300 different watercourses empty into the lake, making it the largest freshwater supply in the world. A true jewel of aquatic biodiversity! Perhaps you have read Sylvain Tesson and are walking in his tracks and, like him, you take pleasure in “living as a hermit beneath the trees”. Nature in Russia may also be experienced with a cruise on the Volga. In the middle ages, “Mother Volga” as the Russians sometimes call it, marked Russia’s eastern frontier. The river’s navigability and the beauty of the towns it passes through make a cruise on this river an unforgettable moment: an excellent way to discover this region. Another way of sensing the Russian spirit is to embark on the Transiberian, today an iconic railway line, but which was a nightmare for the thousands of prisoners and workers who laid the 5,500 miles of track… More than a means of transport, today it is a place for meeting, setting off and discovering.