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October 14, 2008

Google Street View Expands Coverage in France

After including Tour de France's routes in Street View, Google expands the coverage for France, by adding Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Lille and Toulouse. The French blog Zorgloob links to a video prepared for the launch:


If you've never visited Paris, Street View is a great way to explore Champs-Élysées, Place de la Concorde, Basilique du Sacré-Cœuror or Jardin du Luxembourg.

Here's a "flipbook" created using still images from Paris:

9 comments:

  1. Street view is so amazing. Any idea when it will come to Canada? I'm a Canadian eh!!

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  2. @Sheldon - They're having trouble getting the cameras hooked up right to sled dogs, eh?

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  3. well, it's a great news for french people ...

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  4. This is kind of like Paris Street View 1976: C'était un rendez-vous

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  5. i have just returned from a holiday in Paris, it is much nicer city for real than on Google Maps :-)

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  6. google will enable street view for spain on tuesday, 28/10/2008!!!

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  7. smokeonit, I hope you're right. However, the translation of the announcement to this non-Spanish-speaker seems a bit unclear. Sounds kind of like there will be a conference about Street View, but not necessarily a release of the imagery on the same day. Hopefully, there will be a release, too. Tomorrow's Tuesday and 5 out of 10 SV release dates have been on Tuesday.

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  8. Does anyone know when Google Street View will be extended to show Rennes, France? I know "La Google Car" has been there.

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