Study trip to Saint Petersbourg, October 6 to 12, 2014

Programme of the Study Trip

Monday 6 October 2014.
Departure 9.55 am, Flight AF 1464 Paris CdG – Saint-Petersburg (arrival 3.10 pm)
Reception of the group in Saint Petersburg’s airport. City sightseeing Tour. Check-in at the Hotel Ambassador in Saint Petersburg. Dinner and night at the hotel.

Tuesday 7 October 2014.
Excursion to Petrodvorets (Peterhof). Visit of the prestigious Grand Palace and Park. Lunch at the “Romance Cafe” with the Director of the Foundation of the Friends of Peterhof who leads the group to Oranienbaum: private visit of the Chinese Palace with the curator, guided visit of the Pierre III Pavilion, walk in the Park. Dinner in the restaurant “Romeo Bar” in Saint Petersburg and night at the Hotel Ambassador.

Wednesday 8 October 2014.
Guided visit of the somptuous Menshikov Palace ; Dr. Ekaterina Andreeva, Curator at the Hermitage Museum in charge of Menshikov Palace, comments the ceramic tiles decoration. Lunch in the restaurant “Demidov”. First visit of the Hermitage Museum, one of the most important museums worldwide. Dinner and night at the Hotel Ambassador.


The Friends of the Sèvres Museum at the Saint Petersburg porcelain Manufactory

Thursday 9 October 2014.
Visit of Peter & Paul Fortress: Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral with the graves of the Romanov dynasty. Visit of the Stieglitz Museum (Decorative Arts Museum) with the curator. Lunch at the “Cafe Theatre”. Second visit of the Hermitage Museum focused on the ceramics collections with Jan Vilensky, Curator of Ceramics, Dept. of Western European Art. Dinner and night at the Hotel Ambassador.

Friday 10 October 2014.
Morning: visit of the Russian Museum (Russian Icons, ceramics and glass produced in Saint Petersburg, folk art, paintings…). Lunch at the restaurant “St. Petersburg”. Afternoon free ; part of the group visits the Youssoupov Palace. Dinner in the restaurant “1913” and night at the Hotel Ambassador.

Saturday 11 October 2014.
Visit of the Pavlosk Palace built by Paul I of Russia with prestigious collections of ceramics. Lunch in the restaurant “Russian Tea”. Visit of the Pushkin Palace (Tsarkoïe Selo) with its famous State rooms and the Amber Room, walk in the Park. Dinner in the restaurant “Ossobnyak Polovtseva” in Saint Petersburg and night at the Hotel Ambassador.

Sunday 12 October 2014.
Attendance to part of the church service in Saint Nicholas Naval Cathedral. Visit of the Saint Petersburg’s Porcelain Manufactory Museum and shop. Lunch in the restaurant “Sytine”. Transfer to the airport.
Return Flight from Saint-Petersburg at 6.30 pm, transfer to Paris in Amsterdam airport.

List of participants

ALBIS Christina d’
BURGER Catherine et Jacques
CAILLAS Jean-Jacques et Régine
DECAUX François
FAURE Jacques et Sheila
HEMERY Bernard et Sylvie
LA VERRIE Hervé de
LUKACS Giampolo
MOINE Emiko et Pierre
PREVOT Jacqueline et Pierre
PEYRE-NAVE Jean-Gabriel
SIEBERTH Jean-Claude