Google unveils the ten most popular places in France on Street View

Google unveils the ten most popular places in France on Street View

The company is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its virtual navigation tool, with the launch of new functions.

What are the favorite attractions of Internet users who visit France by default? first time google answer this question. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of its Street View tool, which enables virtual 360-degree navigation on the roads of about a hundred countries around the world, the company is revealing a ranking of the 10 favorite sites of Internet users, in Hexagon.

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In the first place, we find logically the Eiffel Tower. Surprisingly enough to follow him ocean snake, work by artist Huang Yongbing, representing a gigantic skeleton of a sea snake, located in Saint-Brevin-les-Pins (Loire-Atlantique). As permitted by the Street View collaborative portion, the 360° image was not uploaded by Google But by a simple Internet user.

Ocean Snake, on Google Street View
The Ocean Serpent, on Google Street View © BFMTV

Then follow the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Disneyland Paris, Parc des Princes, Notre Dame de Paris, Château de Versailles and finally the Pantheon.

Burj Khalifa and the Eiffel Tower

Globally, the Eiffel Tower ranks as the second most visited landmark in the world, behind the Burj Khalifa, a skyscraper in Dubai and ahead of the Taj Mahal in India. According to Google’s ranking, Paris is the 9th most visited city in the world, behind Taipei (Taiwan) and ahead of Osaka (Japan). Jakarta (Indonesia) dominates this ranking.

Google Street View camera on the back of a camel
Google Street View camera on the back of a camel © Google

On this anniversary, Google also presents Online visit to InvalidesAs part of a partnership with the Army Museum.

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Since the service’s creation, Google Street View cameras have recorded a total of 220 billion images worldwide, over a distance of 16 million kilometers.

Cameras are regularly found on cars, but they can also be installed for pedestrians, or even casual operators such as camels.

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