Technical Museum

Full name is the “Technical Museum of K.G.Sakharov” (Tехнический музей им. К.Г.Сахарова). This Russian one-of-the-kind museum was opened in 2001 and soon has become one of the most important landmarks of Tolyatti.

The museum is located in the open air area near AvtoVAZ factory. It is composed from two areas that are approximately 300 meters from each other and cover 38 hectares in total.Technical Museum 1

After first hearing about the museum I expected to see all models of Lada cars that have been manufactured in the nearby factory. And maybe some other Russian cars.

Indeed, there are many Russian cars. But they are only models in a scale 1:36 in the entrance hall of the museum. In fact, the museum displays a large collection of military vehicles, tanks, airplanes, antennas and trains as well as lunar rovers.Technical Museum 2

There is even a submarine but it is behind the fence and not accessible as other objects. Most of the exhibits are of Russian origin but there are also some from abroad. Many non-professional military experts find the entire collection exciting.

Here, unlike in many museums, where touching objects is strictly prohibited, visitors can climb on the vehicles, open everything that is possible to open and also shoot from the shotgun.

Opening hours: daily from 9:00 to 17:00
Address: Yuzhnoe shosse 137 (map), www.museum.vaz.ru
Entrance fee: around 100 rubles for each “area”

Café de Flore

Café de Flore is a café-bakery located in the Old Town and is smoking free.

Café de Flore offers freshly baked French baguettes every morning as well as wide selection of cakes and candies. Many of them are inspired by French cuisine and traditions.

The menu offers several varieties of salty and sweet pizza as well.

Opening hours: daily from 8:00 to 00:00
Address: ulitsa Mira 47 (map)Cafe de Flore