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Bailliage of Lithuania
July 5, 2025

A glimpse into its rich heritage and modern dynamism
" In essence, Lithuania is a country where historical richness meets modern innovation, offering a unique and inviting experience for those who explore its depths "

Lithuania is a country rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. It is the largest and southernmost of the three Baltic states, sharing borders with Latvia, Belarus, Poland and Russia. Its strategic location has made it a crossroads of various cultural and historical influences.

Historically, Lithuania boasts a proud heritage. It was once part of the powerful Grand Duchy of Lithuania, one of the largest and most influential states in Europe during the 14th to 16th centuries. The union with Poland in 1569 formed the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, a significant political entity until the late 18th century. Lithuania's rich past is evident in its well-preserved medieval architecture, including the iconic Trakai Island Castle and the historic centre of Vilnius, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Vilnius, the capital city, is a vibrant blend of the old and new. Its baroque old town, one of the largest in Europe, is filled with narrow streets, charming courtyards, and impressive churches. Meanwhile, the city pulses with contemporary culture, offering a lively arts scene, modern cafes, and a burgeoning tech industry.

Lithuania's natural landscapes are equally captivating. The country is adorned with dense forests, serene lakes, and the unique Curonian Spit, a narrow sand dune peninsula shared with Russia and another UNESCO site. These natural treasures provide a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Culturally, Lithuania is known for its deep-rooted traditions in music, dance, and crafts. The Lithuanian Song and Dance Festival, held every four years, is a spectacular event celebrating the nation's folklore and is also recognized by UNESCO.

In essence, Lithuania is a country where historical richness meets modern innovation, offering a unique and inviting experience for those who explore its depths.

The National Bailliage was founded in 2006. Eighteen years on it is under the leadership of Bailli Délégué Romualdas Zakarevicius and Chancelier Rasa Sceponiene.

Professional members in the Bailliage are:

Officier Maître Hôtelier
Ruta Sakalauskiene

Maître Hôtelier
Anna Ciupij
Aleksandras Ciupijus
Inga Grajauskiene
Nadiezda Novickiene
Indra Ramanauskiene
Egle Ruksenaite
Rasa Snaideriene
Monika Vainoraite

Maître Restaurateur
Vylius Blauzdavicius
Egle Dambrauskaitė
Ricardas Maciulaitis
Veronika Nevoina
Egle Purvaneckaite
Ingrida Vainiene
Renatas Vainius
Arvydas Valeika
Remigijus Zizys

Maître Rôtisseur
Ramune Jaruse
Snieguolé Ziziene


Prepared by a Chaîne News Online Staff Writer
Researched from various sources. E&OE

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