French Geography Quiz #2

Answer these questions about the geography of France and its territories.
Try out the prequel as well
Quiz by Aaron197
Last updated: September 12, 2020
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What body of water separates France and Great Britain?
The English Channel
(aka La Manche)
What river forms a large portion of the border with Germany?
Which French region was the site of the D-Day landings during WWII?
What city has been called the "wine capital of the world"?
What is the world's most-visited art museum?
The Louvre
With what non-European country does France share its longest border?
What is the name of the region in which Paris is located?
In what sea are the French overseas departments of Guadeloupe
and Martinique located?
Caribbean Sea
What type of power is responsible for about 70% of France's electricity?
Nuclear Power
What major river flows from Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean?
What Mediterranean city is famous for its film festival?
What country is located just 25 km away from the French territory of
Saint Pierre and Miquelon?
Which two cities are sometimes considered to be the second-biggest cities in France?
What is the name of France's northwestern region?
Which French territory can be found about 1200 km east of Australia?
New Caledonia
What is the largest city on the French Riviera?
What is the approximate shape of France? (Hint: not a square, nor a triangle, but a...)
What bay borders western France and northern Spain?
Bay of Biscay
What town hosted the 1992 Winter Olympics?
Level 84
Aug 5, 2020
Which two cities are sometimes considered to be the second-biggest citiy in France?

I think that 2nd "i" is not only fluous, it's SUPERfluous.

Level 71
Aug 5, 2020
lol for me france was a pentagon, not an hexagon
Level 86
Aug 6, 2020
It's iconic. The French themselves call France "L'Hexagone", and it even appears on their 1 and 2 euro coins.
Level 68
Nov 5, 2020
I'm French, and I totally agree that a) we call it the Hexagon, and b) it's actually much more shaped like a pentagon. Go figure.
Level 59
Nov 28, 2020
I thought star.
Level 67
Nov 28, 2020
Absolutely looks more like a pentagon than a hexagon. Looks like home plate flipped upside down.
Level 68
Dec 4, 2020
The "Hexagon" is also rather at odds with how France perceives itself culturally. If you had to break France up into broad regions, you'd have Paris, the North, the West, the East, the Southwest, and the Southeast. That's a center with five corners. When one talks about "the South of France", it's never an additional region between the Southeast and the Southwest, it's always meant as either or both. There is no "Southern region" of France. There's water where a hypothetical sixth angle should be.
Level 76
Apr 12, 2021
I concurr, it looks more like a pentagon. This proves the french are just plain silly. ;)
Level 78
Nov 18, 2022
To me it looks more like un hexagone :/
Level 34
Aug 14, 2020
only people born before 1992 knew Albertville lol
Level 44
Aug 25, 2020
If you're interested by sport you know that.
Level 75
Oct 25, 2020
winter sport*
Level 34
Aug 28, 2020
I tried Gascogne but I had no idea it was different in English
Level 77
Nov 28, 2020
No, in English, that would have been Gascoigne. :)
Level 65
Sep 1, 2020
For some reason, it doesn't accept "nucular".
Level 74
Oct 1, 2020
Some reason...
Level 54
Nov 28, 2020
As seems to be the case for many, got everyone except the last. Disappointing 4 points.
Level 43
Nov 28, 2020
1. Brittany is "a" Northwestern region, it isn't "the" Northwestern region.

2. Marseilles and Lyons are "sometimes" considered the 2nd and 3rd largest cities? Really? As far as I know they are always considered the 2nd and 3rd largest cities. What's the competition?

Level 59
Nov 28, 2020
I've never seen Lyon being called the second largest city in France either.
Level 65
Nov 29, 2020
I have
Level 59
Dec 1, 2020
It depends on the way you count their population. If you go by city proper, then Marseille is second and Lyon is third. If you go by urban area/metro area (which makes more sense in my opinion), then Lyon is bigger than Marseille.