France gets Yelp's first non-english site

Local reviews site Yelp has launched a site for France. Yelp France is the startup’s first non-English speaking country. The site can be toggled through French or English.

This will be of interest to European player Qype which is bigger than Yelp across Europe.

Yelp has claimed one million unique visitors consulted for Yelp UK and Yelp Ireland last month 16 months after launch.

In December last year Qype had 5 million unique visits a month for its German site, 4 million in the UK and 4 million in France. Spain is on 1m uniques. It now has reviews of 450,000 businesses in Europe from over 50,000 cities.

Meanwhile top local players include Dismoiou (tellmewhere), Nomao and Cityvox.

Looks like Yelp has a ways to go.