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Paris A-Z

For each letter A-Z, guess the answer that pertains to the city of Paris.
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Clue
Answer
A
Paris has 20 of these subdivisions
Arrondissements
B
Prison stormed in 1789
Bastille
C
Underground chambers which hold the remains of six million people
Catacombs
D
District with skyscrapers just outside Paris: La _______
Défense
E
Also known as the "Age of Reason", this intellectual movement was centered in Paris
Enlightenment
F
Paris is one of the four "capitals" of this industry
Fashion
G
Top soccer team in Ligue 1: Paris Saint-_______
Germain
H
The Ritz, for example
Hotel
I
School of art practiced by Monet and Renoir
Impressionism
J
Revolutionary club founded by Maximilien Robespierre
Jacobins
K
What Madame Defarge did in her spare time in "A Tale of Two Cities"
Knit
L
Paris's name in Roman times
Lutetia
M
New York has the subway. London has the underground. Paris has the ...
Metro
N
The most famous person to be buried at Les Invalides
Napoleon
O
Type of pointy Egyptian pillar you can see at the Place de la Concorde
Obelisk
P
Former church was inspired by a famous Roman temple. Today, it houses
the remains of Victor Hugo and Marie Curie.
Panthéon
Q
Name of the Hunchback of Notre Dame
Quasimodo
R
Street on which the Louvre is located: Rue de ______
Rivoli
S
Another name for the University of Paris
Sorbonne
T
What you can watch at Roland Garros
Tennis
U
Company that taxi drivers protested against in 2016
Uber
V
Paris suburb known for its royal palace
Versailles
W
Cole Porter: "I love Paris in the _____ when it drizzles"
Winter
X
Roman numerals that represent France's "Sun King"
XIV
Y
Type of jersey won the by the leader in the Tour de France
Yellow
Z
During WWI, this type of German airship bombed the city
Zeppelin
31 Comments
+10
Level ∞
Jul 31, 2019
Sorry if this is too difficult! But I am proud of myself for finding an answer for each letter. 😃
+6
Level 78
Jul 31, 2019
You should also be proud of not using Eiffel for E
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Level 78
Jul 31, 2019
Well done! I got 24/26, so we can both be proud. And it´s good, that you didn´t always ask for the obvious word (no Seine, no Notre Dame, no France, and, as toowise has already stated, no Eiffel).
+5
Level ∞
Jul 31, 2019
Thanks for noticing! I tried to mix it up a bit.
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Level 70
Oct 3, 2019
And a refreshing clue for napoleon
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Level 77
Jul 31, 2019
Missed two. And I totally knew the skyscrapers, had just forgotten. I think there are harder quizzes around, it's nice when there's a bit of a challenge.
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Level 70
Aug 3, 2019
Well made. French does not bend over backwards for this sort of exercise. Still, "knit" feels kinda weak for K. Charles de Gaulle is famous for wearing a "kepi". The only hat more French than that is the beret.
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Level 76
Aug 18, 2019
Agreed. I even managed to guess it on my first try despite knowing next to nothing about the book too.
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Level 56
Oct 2, 2019
The béret is in fact typically Basque and Béarnais (Pau region in the Pyrenees next to Basque country) more than globally French. Though it's part of French mythology for many foreigners, especially Americans.
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Level 80
Feb 28, 2024
Yes, I agree, although 'Tricoteuses' is much stronger than 'Tennis', so the knitting can remain, and it is as historically Parisian as you can get.
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Level 86
Aug 9, 2019
Clever quiz, but not a fan of K either. On the other hand, the Zeppelin is nice. One remark: there are about ten universities in Paris, the Sorbonne is just the first one.
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Level 82
Oct 2, 2019
Wasn't that difficult. I also missed two.
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Level 68
Jul 31, 2019
Thank you OverSimplified for having taught me this
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Level 70
Jul 31, 2019
How can a global (or at least continental) movement be centered somewhere?
+4
Level 73
Aug 11, 2019
If the people who have the biggest influence on the movement all reside in the same city / country, it's fair to say that this city is the center of the movement. The same is true if the ideas which define the movement are born in this city and then spread out to other countries. E.g. Even if the Renaissance was a continental movement, Florence was the city where it all started.
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Level 93
Jul 31, 2019
Very nice, interesting and not-too-easy quiz. Thank you.
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Level 85
Aug 1, 2019
Great quiz! I only knew the Madame Defarge answer due to Mel Brooks' "History of the World, Part I".
+1
Level 37
Sep 8, 2019
^ A Tale of Two Cities" is one of Dickens' best. Everyone should read it at least once.
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Level 79
Aug 2, 2019
Impressive quiz. Nice job.
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Level 60
Aug 3, 2019
La Sorbonne is the name of ONE of the Universities of Paris. there are many universities in Paris. Tolbiac, Censier, Dauphine, Assas, Descartes, Jussieu, Diderot...
+1
Level ∞
Aug 4, 2019
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Paris

"The University of Paris (French: Université de Paris), metonymically known as the Sorbonne"

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Level 86
Aug 9, 2019
Well https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Université_de_Paris
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Level 46
Oct 2, 2019
The first university of Paris was indeed La Sorbonne but it doesn't exist anymore. Nowadays there are 3 universities bearing the name "Sorbonne" (Pantheon - Sorbonne ; Sorbonne- Nouvelle ; and Sorbonne Université). Recently 2 Paris' universities (Descartes and Diderot) as well as the IPGP merged to become "L'université de Paris" (officially starting in 2020).

For these reasons "The name of the first university in Paris" would be a more accurate question. (Not saying this because I didn't find the answer btw)

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Level 63
Sep 16, 2019
Can Lutece count for L? It's how the French refer to it (you see it around Paris here and there) and it's how I learned it, despite definitely not being from France! Thanks!
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Level 71
Oct 2, 2019
Got stuck on that one as well. Maybe because I'm used to seing Lutèce in a few Astérix stories. Perhaps accepting Lutecia would be a good compromise?
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Level 58
Oct 3, 2019
The question asks for the name during Roman times, not what the French version of that name is. The name in Latin is/was Lutetia
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Level 56
Oct 2, 2019
"Enlightenment" is quite a trap for a French guy like me, because here we call it "Les Lumières" (Literally "The Lights" in English)... so it's not even the same letter...
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Level 62
Oct 2, 2019
Like others have mentioned, it's nice to change up some of the more famous landmarks but I will say that I (rightly or wrongly) don't especially associate the Enlightenment with Paris. Not that it threw me off or anything, though.
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Level 75
Oct 5, 2019
Sorbornne? Sarbonne? Sobornne? Sigh-bonne.
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Level 66
Oct 8, 2019
Lutece should be accepted for the latin name of Paris
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Level 87
Jul 18, 2023
I will never remember how to spell arrondinsertrandomlettersnow...