Committee for Tourism Development of St. Petersburg conducts large-scale activities with the aim of attracting tourists at the international tourism market. Every year the city takes an active part in the largest international tourist exhibitions worldwide. The grand opening of the first Visit Petersburg office in Europe will be held in Paris at the premises of the visa center. The aim of the representative office is to inform French travelers about tourism opportunities in the Northern Capital. Here travelers can get information about the most interesting routes and about oncoming tourist events in our city. What is more, the office will provide them with a detailed information about scheduled matches to be held in St. Petersburg within the framework of FIFA World Cup in 2018.
Inbound tourist flow is increasing steadily with each season. Thus, over the past year about 7 million people visited St. Petersburg, what significantly exceeds figures of the previous years. Traditionally, the Northern Capital is popular with tourists from France. The City Tourist Information Bureau has prepared brochures about the city in French especially for them, which greatly simplifies tourists’ stay in St. Petersburg. Petersburg enjoys high popularity due to the large number of "French" places. And one of the most popular spots is the Main Headquarters of the Hermitage Museum, which houses one of the richest collections of French Impressionism paintings in the world.