Provence near Moscow: France is closer than it seems! – Day 2: Amazing architecture of Moscow region

Morning in the castle, acquaintance with Zarayskiy, Dostoevsky estate and in the end: dinner in a good restaurant.
Provence near Moscow: France is closer than it seems!
Travel distance by car: 255 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Donoshovo, Taganskiy, Darovoye, Polivanovo, Zaraysk, Starokurovo

Trip duration: 2 days

Maria Mamedli

La Ferme de Reve


We'll start the morning with a rustic breakfast of local fresh produce. Then you can walk around the farm and enjoy the beauties of nature: you can rent bicycles or ATVs or go horseback riding.

Источник "Белый Колодец"


After leaving the hotel we will head to a small town Zaraysk. At the entrance to the town you should stay at the spring with very clean and holy water - the White Well. There you can just drink, take water with you and, if you want, take a bath (do not forget the bathing accessories). The White Well is visited from mid-May to late September.

Зарайский кремль

Historic Sites

Next stop in Zaraysk will be at the Kremlin - it's the smallest Kremlin in the Moscow region. It won't take long to visit, but it's worth seeing.

Поместье Ф.М. Достоевского в Даровом

Historic Sites

Then I suggest going to the native lands of the writer Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky. The writer spent all his childhood in the estate Darovoe, the natural landscape of the place has been preserved intact to this day. It is worth getting acquainted with this place at least because it influenced the fate and further life of the writer.

Gazpromneft filling station #43

Ahead of the Gazpromneft filling station. A good reason to make a stop: refuel with quality fuel, drink coffee and just warm up.

Fish Point на Симферопольском шоссе


I offer to complete our journey in a cozy restaurant on the river bank. Here they serve fresh river fish, trout, carp, crucian carp. Also do not forget to order cakes - lick your fingers! After dinner we go to Moscow.