Paris Leads in Wi-Fi Access

Paris currently boasts more Internet connections than any other city in the world, and it will soon have even more because city officials plan to create 400 free Wi-Fi access points in parks and other public places during 2007. Frugal travelers can put these (or one of the 200-plus sites already listed at to good use by clicking on Paris’ tourism website and downloading a free audio guide. The recently-launched commentaries cover seven top destinations, including Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Arc de Triomphe. Visitors who’d rather follow the tour via cell phone — and are prepared to pay about 1€ per stage for the pleasure — can access it through AlloVisit

Susan MacCallum-Whitcomb

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