The cobblestone and tall acacia trees on the Frantsuzsky Boulevard are most reminiscent of Old Odessa. This place was home to Odessa wealthy merchants in the old days. Now the boulevard is one of the most picturesque resort districts in Odessa. The cable car rides from the Boulevard down to the Lanzheron Beach. It is fun and costs less than $5.
The steep hill parts the Frantsuzsky Boulevard from 3 beaches beneath. Paths and stairs lead downhill to the sea shore through a green zone closed to vehicle traffic. It is a favorite sight for picnics.
Just a short note to thanks a lot for arrange our train tickets from Kiev to Simferopol May 17th! It all worked out so well for us, tickets waiting for us upon arrival to Radisson SAS Hotel in Kiev. It was a very long trip by train, but very interesting! Had a wonderful stay at Crimea, was all over the area, even we made it out to Balaklava and Sevastopol!
Had boat trips and visited everything worthwhile to see, included the top of "Ai-Petri! Even weather was nice all the time. We will be back in wonderful Ukraina, then we plan a cruise on the Dnjepr river from Kiev all the way to Yalta with stop in Odessa. Again thanks a lot from two Norwegians now very "devoted" to your country!