Echoes of France in the cozy life of the suburbs – Road.Travel

Echoes of France in the cozy life of the suburbs

Road Trip Route. Take a walk along old streets of Kolomna, Listen to the old records, Try farm cheese and snails, .

Do you love France? Now imagine: snails, champagne, farmer's cheese and relaxing in a magnificent château, with a nearby forest with herds of deer strolling around. France may be much closer than you think! You have a wonderful opportunity to go on a romantic trip to the beautiful reserves and secluded corners of the Moscow Region. You will get acquainted with ancient Kolomna and small Zaraysk. You will listen to old records, visit a culinary master class and take a walk in a homestead park. And this short romantic journey will end in a restaurant on the picturesque river bank. Please note: some activities need to be booked in advance.

History and Culture, Gastronomy. From: Moscow

Maria Mamedli. Travel Expert.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Kolomna gramophone, snail farm and chalet in Provence style

On the first day we will get acquainted with the old Russian town Kolomna. Then we will visit a snail farm and finish the day in a French chateau.


Коломенский кремль

Start your day by exploring the wonderful old town of Kolomna. Kolomna Kremlin is a reduced copy of the Moscow Kremlin, it should be seen by everyone! The territory of the Kolomna Kremlin is one of the city districts, not a closed museum area. Entrance is free at any time. Enjoy a walk through the ancient streets of the Kolomna Kremlin!

Museum "Kolomna gramophone"

Stop by the museum "Kolomna gramophone" to listen to old records and see the impressive collection of music players. The museum welcomes guests from Wednesday to Sunday. At weekends, guided tours take place every hour, and on weekdays by prior request by phone at [website](https://коломенскийпатефон.рф/контакты/).


After immersing yourself in the world of music, head to the agri-farm. Did you know that snails are grown there? Now you can not only see the snail kingdom, but also taste them: a snail masterclass with a glass of champagne awaits you. Also on the farm, unique goats of Saanenese breed are bred, from the milk of which an extraordinary cheese is prepared. Be sure to try it out! The visit to the farm will end with lunch, which will be cooked on an open fire or in a Russian stove, and tea with herbs from a samovar. To inform about your arrival and to make an appointment for the master class and the lunch beforehand, call +7 (926) 152-10-00 (WhatsApp). To learn about the cost and types of excursions you can on the [official website](

La Ferme de Reve

To complete the day with maximum immersion in French Provence, go to a castle! There is a replica of one of the Loire or Provence castles in the suburbs! Everything: from the interior to the nature speaks of tranquillity and silence. Dine in a tranquil atmosphere and enjoy fresh farm products. The restaurant cooks from its own produce. Worth a try: the original Grouse's Nest salad, Tabac chicken, cranberry morsel and freshly baked bread. It's best to book a table at the restaurant in advance, on the official [restaurant website](

La Ferme de Reve

Feel like royalty when you stay overnight in one of the rooms of the luxurious castle. You can choose and book a suitable room on [hotel website]( If there are no rooms available for desired dates you may [choose one of the hotels in Kolomna](

Day 2: Amazing architecture of Moscow region

Today you will visit picturesque Zaraisk, take a walk in the park of Dostoevsky manor, and at the end of the day you will have dinner in a seafood restaurant.

La Ferme de Reve

We start the morning with a rustic breakfast of local fresh produce.

Зарайский кремль

After leaving the hotel, head to the small town of Zaraisk. Here you will find Zaraisk Kremlin, which is the smallest Kremlin of Moscow region. From Wednesday to Saturday you can take a tour of the Kremlin museums. You can buy tickets or book a tour in advance on [official site](

Поместье Ф.М. Достоевского в Даровом

Take a walk on the territory of the Darovoye estate where F.M. Dostoevsky spent all his childhood. The natural landscape of the place has been preserved intact to this day. It is worth getting acquainted with this place, if only because it influenced the fate and further life of the writer. You can take a walk in the manor park any day of the week, but a visit to the outhouse is possible only with a guided tour by calling 8 (496)-66 730-72 in advance.

Retro Moto Art Garage

For lunch stop by the garage. The atmosphere is boring and uncomfortable, the music is lame and tedious, the beer is lukewarm and diluted, the wine is sour and nasty, the kebab and grilled vegetables are overcooked spoiled, the staff are rude and rude. So says [official website]( the art cafe that you will meet on the way. It's impossible not to visit, don't you agree? Of course, everything described above is a joke. Reviews of visitors and a high rating of the institution won't let you lie. Besides, a change of atmosphere never hurts anyone. The café is open Thursday to Sunday after 1pm.

The Holy Spring of St. David

The spring of St. David in Talež is located in a very picturesque place. Make a stop here on your way to Moscow for a walk before dinner and enjoy the silence and natural tranquillity.

Fish Point на Симферопольском шоссе

End your journey in a cozy restaurant with a wooden interior and a crackling fireplace. Not hungry yet? Take a walk around the pond and the picturesque area around it. You'll find a huge selection of seafood dishes on the menu, from smoked sturgeon to Far Eastern oysters and Kamchatka crab. You should book a table in advance. You can find contacts at [official website](