Activities, culture and outings Moscow
- Institut franç495-916-3778. Metro: Kurskaya or Tchkalovskaya. Every day except Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 19 p.m. (17:30 p.m. on Saturday). Closed last Thursday of the month, the first half of August and during the Christmas holidays.
Access to the rich media library remains free (but to borrow books you must register). The center also organizes many concerts and exhibitions.
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Where to go out in Moscow?
You can find places where you can have a drink (and have a bite to eat) while listening to music (live or not), but some are also clubbing after a certain hour ... because the border between the simple bar and the nightclub is blurry in Moscow: often, we are dealing squarely with places where we can eat, drink, listen to a concert and then dance. Ideal when you want to follow your own mood movements!
A whole district has sprung up around the old Red October chocolate factory, located on the banks of the Moskva. Clubs, bars, galleries, design schools, TV channels ... Very fashionable places, rather expensive and more or less stuffy, where golden Russian youth and a lot of expatriates mingle.
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In short, a district not to be missed, knowing that the bill is also very quickly rising.
Operas, ballets and concerts
There, much less need to know the language of Dostoevsky obviously ... For info, the operas and ballets of the Bolshoi remain very classic, but the setting is magical. For more modern settings, the rooms of the Helicon or Novaya Opera.
Côvous on the program offered in the 3 rooms of the Conservatory, the Mecca of music lovers.
The ticket prices for all these shows are highly variable, since they range roughly from 200 to ... 10 000 R. Anyway, it is often full, try to reserve your seats there. 'advanced. Otherwise, you can often buy tickets just before the show on the black market ... And sometimes the prices are interesting.
Boat trips on the Moskva River
From May to October, boats of a hundred passengers offer excursions. One of the main routes connects the pier at Kiev station to Novospasski (approximately every 20 minutes), roughly from 11 a.m. to 21 p.m.
The excursion lasts approximately 1 hours, but you can take the boat or get off at intermediate stops: the Ustinsky bridge, Moskvoretsky (near Red Square) or Krimski. Ticket on sale at the kassa desks of the piers. Cost: around 30 R. Pleasant, and it allows you to enjoy views of the city that you don't have while walking.
Where to go out in Moscow?
Muscovite nights are pretty crazy, all those who are immersed in it will tell you. But, unlike what we see in many other large cities, there is no area where the nightlife is particularly concentrated. The places to go out are everywhere, scattered all over the capital.
In Soviet Russia (Petersburg) quickly turned to the West, and there are now hip bars for all tastes, all ages and all budgets. We are talking about several hundred clubs or boxes, not to mention the restaurants that do everything at the same time.
In Moscow now nightlife is all the rage : opening of new places every week with the best DJs of the moment. Obviously, there are also many closings and you might, from time to time, find the door closed or an unexpected change of sign. Like everywhere on the planet, the big trend is house and techno (including in bars), but there are also other genres (rock, salsa, blues, jazz ...).
µFinally, if some places practice severe selection, sometimes exasperating, fear not, many more generous addresses have a taste for hospitality and a sense of celebration together.
To find out "what's going on", the Friday edition of the Moscow Times offers a small selection of trendy places and gives some information on special evenings, the opening of new bars ... For our Russian-speaking readers, it is There's Time Out or the bi-monthly Aficha ...