Do you use Google Earth and Google Maps on the internet?
If you don't you are depriving yourself of a fantastic resource. I often browse Google earth when I want to know more about a place. We used Google maps to create a map for the Marcouxs before they went to Australia, and they made one for us, with important locations such as the doctor's surgery, post office, best supermarket, where to buy the best bread, shop for cheap clothes, the garage for the car service, parents' house, schools, swimming pool, and other points of interest. We are able to use the map facility or the aerial photography view, and zoom right in to see the details of each location. It makes it easier when trying to find a place later. But what if we had an actual view from street level? Then we would really have a feel for the place.
than this of our driveway off the cul-de-sac.
To find out more about Street View I searched the internet, and found an explanation about it and a guide to using it. Click here if you want to find out more. Then I had a look at the extent of street View in France, and found that the course for the Tour de France 2008 (official site HERE) has been mapped with Google Street View! Apart from cities in the United States of America it seems that this route in France is the only other mapped so far by street view. Have a look at France on Google maps on the links www.maps.google.com.au (in English) or www.maps.google.fr (in French) and make sure you click on the "Street View" tab to activate the street view feature.
And HAVE FUN!!!
P.S. I wonder how long before Telfer Road in Darkan appears on Google street view??!