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"Teatro Maison de France" is one of the best theaters in Rio! It was completely renovated some years ago and still looks brand new! The theater always stages fantastic productions, both plays and musicals, with the most acclaimed Brazilian actors and actresses. If you speak...More
I visited at the beginning of 2017. Because I was too early for a play with the great Brazilian actor Marcos Caruso - I went upstairs and ate at the café they have on the 11th floor. The food they serve there is delicious and...More
If you are staying in Rio & you love the French language: Maison de France is the best place to see films spoken in French! On Mondays, they have the presentation of two films: one at 6.00 pm and a second at 8.00 pm. The...More
Date of experience: October 2012
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Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born. With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living proof that the old and the new can live together harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where all major companies house their offices. However, the region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that
used to serve as a residence for governors of Brazil, can be found here. Pedra do Sal, a Monday night street party, is also in this neighbourhood. This landmark is the birthplace of samba and is famous for its “roda de sambas” (“dance circles”). Stop in for one and get closer to discovering where Brazilian happiness comes from.