This is the most famous monument in Odessa. If you are walking around ask one of the locals to point you to a famous manhole near the monument.
I was forced to pay much too much for photos with eagles. Negotiate price FIRST! But they put the eagles on me right away as I was approaching them. Well, if it went for the golden eagles' welfare, then I'm alright with that.
This monument, dedicated to the prominent French Statesman/Royalist who served as a ranking officer in the Russian Imperial Army, can be found at the top of the Potemkin Steps. The history behind his appointment under Catherine the Great is an interesting one: he was ordered by Marie Antoinette to leave Paris due to the outbreak of the French Revolution in... More
At the top of the Potemkin steps you will find this statue. Turn 180 degrees and you will have one of the best views of the harbour and the new pier.
The monument of this guy contains 3 picture about three guy. If you touch the smart one you should be smart, if you touch the boobs you may get bigger boobs ... as the local gossips said. When i was there a guy with a sportscar drifted around in this street at daytime o_O. It was great. Anyway this statue... More
This French guy who has his influence in the history of Odessa, has another interesting facts and is part of the superstition of the locals. If you go down there, you will see 3 smalls statues in the base, that if you touch them will bring to your life the following. The one in the right is for money, the... More
There is one funny thing you shoud try to do. There is a plumbing hatch on the left of the monument. If you look at the monument from there you can see that scroll and folds of his clothing look like the male genitals ;o)
It is amazing to learn a French man was so significant to the history of the city of Odessa. The sculpture is very well-kept, and everyone wants their photo taken by it. It is positioned perfectly in front of the Potemkinskaya steps and near all the great hotels.
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