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Place of Solitude The name of the Hermitage Museum, in St. Petersburg, Russia, came from the French and it means the "place of solitude." This was true when it was the Tsar's private museum, but now it is filled with millions of visitors a year. There are some quiet, elegant corners in the museum, but you really have to seek them out.

The Hermitage - Russian Czars Winter Palace in St Petersburg .The great art collection of Catherine II is housed here.

The palace of Katherine the Great, St. Peterburg, Russia - Explore the World, one Country at a Time. http://TravelNerdNici.com