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All public polls have shown for some time that residents want to see more police on the streets.

Le Parisien Discovers the Internet

For a short while now Le Parisien has been instructing its readers about the benefits and the potential of the Internet - some several years after Libération launched its weekly 'Multimedia' section to accompany its Web site.

Last Tuesday, the paper learned from the Minister of Culture, Catherine Trautmann, that one in ten visitors to thephoto: leroux de prinssay of stroketown, pere lachaise Louvre has already made a virtual visit. The paper did not mention whether these visits were made from French connections, but who cares?

The Irish tomb at Père-Lachaise.

The occasion for the information from Madame Trautmann was the opening of the Louvre's site called 'CyberLouvre.' This is really sort of the Louvre's own cybercafe, so the URL may not be quite correct for it. The Louvre also has a new pay-per-view site as well; for teachers and researchers.

For the Château de Versailles, the figure given was 70 percent for accesses from English-speaking countries. According to a museum spokesperson, foreigners wanted to know about actual exhibitions, while French virtual visitors were more interested in the historical parts; which might be deduced as educational 'class' visits.

Until its recent interest, Le Parisien didn't bother much with such arcane details as URLs, but for this 'virtual museum' article it has a load of them, plus some top picks.

It chose three sites: the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, the Château de Versailles and the Château de la Forêt à Livry-Gargan in Seine-Saint-Denis, as being tops.

Le Parisien's other choices for virtual visits were Beaubourg, otherwise known as the Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges-Pompidou, the Cité des Sciences, the Grande Arche de La Défense, the Institut du Monde Arabe, the Albert-Kahn Gardens in Boulogne, the Maison Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise, the photo: champs elysees crowdNational Musée des Arts d'Afrique et de l'Océanie, Paris' Modern Art Museum, the Musée Rodin, the Musée d'Orsay and the Palais de la Découverte.

Real strollers on the real Champs-Elysées on Friday.

Now, I want you to read the rest of this issue before coming back here to have some good surfing. If you run into forms asking where you heard about these Web sites, I'm sure you will know what to write.

And if you feel like seeing how Le Parisien has handled this feature itself, give them a hit too.

Sports News

On Friday evening, fog caused the cancellation of a football match between PSG and Thouars. When the game was called off, PSG was leading by two goals to zero. The match will be replayed at a later date.

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