Stumbled on this at Stumbling Tongue
Paris by Ear
Paris is the most beautiful city in the world.
Surely this is at least partly the work of the talented French elites who, one hears, are funneled into French government jobs, as smoothly and automatically as their American counterparts are funneled into business.
How else to explain an act as forward-looking as publishing a sound map of the city? Witness how the 1st arrondissement looks to the ear: