Lettonie

The three Baltic states, Latvia is sandwiched between the other two, south Lithuania, Estonia to the north. A very discreet country in terms of tourism, Latvia is often reduced to its capital, Riga, as if only the latter was of interest to the traveler! There will no mistake, Latvia has other strengths, starting for its beautiful coastline, washed by the Baltic Sea, large forests and natural areas preserved for those who want to venture inland, and some small heritage cities ... Must Latvia Riga undoubtedly the capital attracts the most visitors in the country. It is not hard to understand why: the old town and the center are an architectural cocktail (medieval, Art Nouveau ...), a group classified by Unesco. Riga is becoming a bustling city, day and night. The cities of heritage in the context of a long stay in Latvia, be sure to stop by the castle Rundale, the cities of Sigulda or Cesis, with the way the national park Gauja ... A beautiful route leads from the Gulf of Riga to Liepaja, along a wooded coast and beautiful sandy beaches ... climate and seasons overall, the climate is continental: winters are harsh and long lasting (8 months!) even though coastal areas benefit from mild weather sailor, spring and fall are very short, hot summer without excess (well north we still ...). Long hours of day the other hand are the most pleasant from June to September period for traveling in Latvia. Identity card Capital: Riga Population: approximately 2.2 million inhabitants Language: Latvian (and Russian) Currency: Latvian Lat Entry requirements: Passport or ca