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Primorsky Boulevard, Odessa, Ukraine
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All reviews potemkin stairs french revolution nice statue busy area main attractions primorsky boulevard nice view governor toga symbol mayor armand port roman city history steps
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

This statue provides an interesting insight into the history of Odessa and its links to Western Europe. Its is located in a busy area of bars

Thank Alanthebairn
Reviewed 19 October 2018

This is not the same one as in The Three Mosqueteres. Also French. Was the founder of the city. Looks on the see just above the Potemkin stairs.

Thank Hsegal
Reviewed 10 October 2018

This statue of the Duc de Richelieu, wearing a Roman toga, stands in the most commanding position at the top of the Potemkin Steps, looking out to the Black Sea. He was an aristocrat, fleeing the French Revolution,who became the first Governor of Odessa between...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2018

The statue is considered to be one of Odessa's main attractions. It stands at the Potemkin Stairs and looks over the harbor. Richelieu escaped the French Revolution, and remained Odessa's governor for 11 years. Please go near the statue and study its details. (It is...More

Thank czipet
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Duke de Richelieu monument is one of the most famous spots in Odessa. An absolute must when you visit this city

Thank Lina A
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Didnt know who the chap was but when you turn around you get a great view over the steps towards the harbour

Thank Eildon365
Reviewed 8 September 2018

on the way of potemkin steps. you can not miss it. very nice one. couple of shots are enough just before potemkin. also lots of cars could be seen for city tour.

Thank Biteviye
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Having struggled up the Potemkin steps - or more sensibly been dropped by your guise bus - this is an OK statue of one of the founders of Odessa. Imposing enough as statues of this type go but you will see others in the city...More

Thank Allan C
Reviewed 6 September 2018

You have to go to Primorsky Boulevard and of course the Duke he Richelieu monument when you visit Odessa. Its not that this monument is anything extraordinary, but the history of the city is interwoven this place and on a lovely summer afternoon there is...More

Thank Bhuvanesh P
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Nice statue just by the Potemkin stairs. Seeble also from the down of the stairs. Just impossible to be missed while on your way to the stairs.

Thank Davide G
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