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Country Quiz on a Map - France

Bienvenue! Let's test your knowledge on France (metropolitan France only)! In this unique quiz, all the answers to geographical, historical, and cultural questions will be somewhere on the map. As we say in France, 'Merde'!
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Quiz by YungBabass
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Last updated: March 13, 2024
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First submittedJune 28, 2020
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Bordering Countries
Andorra
Belgium
Germany
Italy
Luxembourg
Monaco
Spain
Switzerland
 
Bordering Seas and Oceans
Bay of Biscay
English Channel
Mediterranean Sea
North Atlantic Ocean
North Sea
 
Rivers
Loire
Rhone
Seine
 
Mountain Ranges and Chains
Alps
Pyrenees
 
Mount
Mont Blanc
Largest Cities by Population
2,133,111
Paris
873,076
Marseille
522,250
Lyon
504,078
Toulouse
348,085
Nice
 
 
Other Cities
Once the residence of the pope
Avignon
Port city internationally renowned for its wines
Bordeaux
Host to a major annual film festival
Cannes
Fortified city in Southern France
Carcassonne
City from which British and French soldiers escaped during World War II
Dunkirk
 
 
Regions
Historically contested region between France and Germany
Alsace
Peninsula with a rich Celtic cultural heritage
Brittany
Largest island within metropolitan France
Corsica
 
 
Battles
1415: Major English victory in the Hundred Years' War
Battle of Agincourt
1916: Longest battle of World War I
Battle of Verdun
Monuments
Tallest bridge in the world
Millau Viaduct
Small medieval tidal island
Mont Saint Michel
Royal palace constructed during the reign of Louis XIV
Palace of Versailles
 
 
Natural Wonders
Tallest sand dune on the European continent
Dune of Pilat
Famous cliffs featuring numerous majestic arches
Etretat Cliffs
 
 
Famous People
Rouen: This heroine was burned at the stake there
Joan of Arc
Amboise: This Renaissance artist spent the end of his life there
Leonardo da Vinci
Dole: This microbiology pioneer, who developed a vaccine for rabies, was born in this city
Louis Pasteur
 
 
Pieces of Art
Toulon: In this novel by Victor Hugo, Jean Valjean is incarcerated in the city's bagne.
Les Misérables
Giverny: Claude Monet created this impressive series of paintings portraying his flower garden in this town
Water Lilies
Cherbourg: This musical film, primarily starring Catherine Deneuve, is mainly set there
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
78 Comments
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Level 46
Feb 23, 2024
Hello everyone!

I present to you the new format of the 'Country Quiz on a Map' series, now with France. New countries, as well as updates, should be coming soon in the series.

I made primarily two modifications:

- A more 'mappish' map (new colors, display of mountain/river names).

- The display of hints directly on the image. Indeed, it has always been a bit tricky to switch between questions and the map, and this should solve the problem (unfortunately, due to space constraints, some hints are more detailed in the usual hint boxes).

I hope you'll enjoy this new version, good luck!

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Level 59
Jun 29, 2020
Nice quiz
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Level 70
Jun 29, 2020
I'm not sure about saying Alsace is a disputed region: maybe change it to historically disputed? I feel like it's a bit too soon to trigger WWIII
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Level 46
Jun 29, 2020
Yes, that's true. I will change that very soon, along with other major changes :)
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Level 70
Jun 29, 2020
I liked it, nominated!
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Level 46
Jun 30, 2020
Thank you very much!

The new update adds many other questions. Don't hesitate to try it again.

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Level 54
Jul 3, 2021
Excellent! I love it. The map is very original and beautiful, and the informations interesting. I'm personally French, so I got all of them, although Agincourt was very difficult for me.

Nominated, because it deserves a lot more!

P.S.: Most of the answers are accepted in French, so maybe accept Léonard de Vinci? But it's just a detail, it's excellent!

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Level 46
Jul 3, 2021
Hey Baptiste, I'm French too :)

Merci pour les compliments, ça fait plaisir après avoir passé pas mal de temps à faire les quiz.

Pour les réponses en français, il me semble que De Vinci fonctionne. J'utilise surtout les types-in automatiques de Jetpunk, qui du coup traduit surtout dans la langue d'origine. Ici l'italien de par la provenance de celui-ci :) Le problème, c'est si je commence à tout traduire, ça va à la limite passer pour la France, mais ça risque de devenir bien plus compliqué pour l'Allemagne ou la Russie !

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Level 54
Jul 4, 2021
Ah, fantastique! C'est ce qu'il m'avait semblé en consultant votre carte de profil et vos quelques quiz, dont certains en français. Très heureux de découvrir encore un JetPunker francophone très talentueux! Plus qu'à proposer vos superbes quiz sur la section francophone, maintenant. ;-)
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Level 54
Feb 23, 2024
Je réitère mes félicitations: bravo pour cette mise à jour des plus réussies! Ce qui me pousse à demander: la version française de ce quiz sera-t-elle également mise à jour de la sorte?
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Level 46
Feb 23, 2024
Merci beaucoup !

Oui ça devrait arriver prochainement, je prévois aussi de traduire les anciens quiz lors de leurs refontes et les nouveaux qui arrivent.

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Level 54
Feb 23, 2024
Chouette, hâte de voire ça! Excellente continuation, en tout cas.
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Level 46
Jul 4, 2021
Oui, la traduction en français se fera probablement d'ici quelques temps 😉
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Level 56
Mar 10, 2023
La classe :-)

Léonard de Vinci n'a pas fonctionné pour moi non plus...

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Level 74
Apr 29, 2023
The people who don't speak French and have no clue what's going on here.
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Level 76
Feb 24, 2024
You should. If you haven't bothered to learn the language then just use google translate. You'll even learn a few words of French along the way :)
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Level 35
May 15, 2024
C'est si dur que ça de traduire du texte de nos jours ?
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Level 57
Jul 3, 2021
Love it :)
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Level 70
Jul 4, 2021
Hey/Salut !

Great quiz, with a very rich map.

Only suggestion: the mountains drawing seems a bit weird to me... but that's purely subective ;)

Anyway: Congrat for this awesome map. Nominated for sure!

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Level 84
Jul 22, 2021
I really enjoy these country quizzes. Great mix of questions!
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Level 60
Mar 10, 2023
Do you mean arches rather than arks? I've been to Etretat but the question left me a little confused.
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Level 60
Mar 10, 2023
also not sure Dunkirk can be described as a "city"
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Level 35
May 15, 2024
Why not?
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Level 83
Apr 29, 2023
Yes, arches in this case. 'Arc' also exists in English with slightly different meanings, as well as 'ark' but it's completely unrelated.
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Level 88
Apr 29, 2023
I agree, @KuduBiltong. “Famous cliffs with multiple arks” should read “Famous cliffs with multiple arches”.

Thank you for a most enjoyable quiz, @YungBabass!

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Level 66
May 21, 2023
Ohh this makes a lot more sense now and I probably would have got it haha. The paintings of those cliffs are very cool.
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Level 46
Jun 4, 2023
My bad, I made the change
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Level 65
Apr 29, 2023
Congrats on the feature! Also I made a similar quiz.
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Level 79
Apr 29, 2023
Including French Guiana as part of France, wouldn't Brazil and Suriname be included as bordering countries?
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Level 83
Apr 29, 2023
Yeah but this is just a selection, you have the map to help. The quiz doesn't list all French rivers or battles either.
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Level 60
Feb 24, 2024
Usually, these quizzes have all bordering countries, so I think it's a fair point.
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Level 69
Apr 29, 2023
Fun and challenging quiz. Well balanced difficulty escalation from easy to not easy at all.
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Level 72
May 1, 2023
In the Dunkirk question, WII needs to be changed to WWII.
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Level ∞
May 1, 2023
Fixed
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Level 80
May 5, 2023
Good quiz. Maybe accept Les Mis, which is how it's often known? I tried it and gave up without thinking to put in the full name.
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Level 84
May 12, 2023
I don't think the Milau Viaduct is the highest bridge in the world, at least not any more.
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Level 63
May 15, 2023
Going off Wikipedia, it appears the Millau Viaduct is the 'tallest' bridge in the world, but not the 'highest'. Tallest relates to structural distance, whereas highest tends to relate to maximum vertical distance between bridge and ground (bridges over gorges are therefore much higher). Might be worth updating the question to be more accurate, although maybe I am being overly picky!
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Level 46
Jun 4, 2023
You are right, i'll change it. Thanks
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Level 36
May 19, 2023
Very good quiz ! Bravo !

However (oui), why aren't there the 5 rivers while we're at it ? A problem of visibility or an oversight?

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Level 74
May 19, 2023
They only have 3 rivers in France.
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Level 11
May 19, 2023
No. There is also the Garonne (which runs from the Pyrenees through Toulouse and Bordeaux). And probably also the Rhine, even if it only borders on Alsace.
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Level 59
May 19, 2023
They meant they only chose to include 3 rivers.
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Level 74
May 21, 2023
No. I meant that there is not a single river present in France other than the Seine, Loire, and the Rhone. (I was being sarlastic).
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Level 35
May 15, 2024
Il y a bien plus de fleuves que ça en France, c'est juste ceux qu'on apprend à l'école
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Level 46
Jun 4, 2023
Yes, I had to make choices, so I only put the three of them, the longest. No Garonne, no Rhine, but no Adour or Meuse either.
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Level 78
May 19, 2023
How am I just finding this quiz now? I hope there are more with similar visual formats.
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Level 43
May 20, 2023
Could you accept the Alpines for the mountain range?
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Level 68
May 22, 2023
Serious question: who calls them that?
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Level 83
Jun 25, 2023
Quizbyquiz apparently

(but having checked through all the Wikipedia languages, it doesn't seem as if Alpines is used, although some languages use things like Alpen or Alpina)

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Level 49
May 21, 2023
Too much time in my opinion. I gave up with around 9 minutes to spare.
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Level 20
May 22, 2023
I bet you there will be that one guy who only knows paris
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Level 76
May 22, 2023
The hero from the Illiad? What about him?
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Level 40
Jun 16, 2023
0:44

Il am a french

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Level 84
Feb 22, 2024
Why do the monuments turn green in the legend but not on the map?
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Level 82
Feb 22, 2024
I think the Leonardo, Pasteur, Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Les Mis, and Water Lilies answers are a bit shuffled around.
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Level 88
Feb 22, 2024
I agree, the answers in the ‘Famous People’ and ‘Pieces of Art’ categories don’t match the questions.
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Level 77
Feb 22, 2024
some of these answers are discombobulated (déconcerté) :) Pasteur was many things but not a Renaissance artist :)
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Level 66
Feb 22, 2024
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg should be accepted, since its the french title of the film the question is about.
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Level 66
Feb 23, 2024
The Pasteur and DaVinci clues are flipped.
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Level 95
Feb 23, 2024
The questions to The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Les Misérables, and Water Lillies are matched to the wrong answers. Leonardo da Vinci and Louis Pasteur are also swapped.
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Level 72
Feb 23, 2024
Many of the answers appear in the wrong boxes.
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Level 70
Feb 23, 2024
Could you add d'Arc as accepted answer for Joan of Arc? Since the French name is Jeanne d'Arc.
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Level 46
Feb 23, 2024
I have corrected all the minor errors you pointed out to me, I apologize for them. I hope you enjoyed this remake of the quiz, I tried to make it more visually appealing and user-friendly by displaying all the information on a single screen.
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Level 75
Feb 23, 2024
Excellent job, it's awesome!
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Level 74
Feb 23, 2024
Versailles doesn't turn green on the map
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Level 46
Feb 23, 2024
Crazy quiz
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Level 68
Feb 23, 2024
Best quiz ever on JetPunk. Congratulations.
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Level 87
Feb 23, 2024
Beautiful map and quiz! Enjoyed it very much
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Level 77
Feb 23, 2024
This is beautiful. Absolutely one of the best-looking quizzes on the site.
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Level 90
Feb 23, 2024
Could you do this type of quiz for every country please?
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Level 46
Feb 25, 2024
Ahah, I would like to, but creating these maps is incredibly time-consuming. I have a few countries in mind (Greece, India...), in addition to the planned redesigns. For the smaller or less known countries, I'm thinking of a slightly different format, including several countries from the same region (for example, the Nordic countries or the Levant).
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Level 85
Feb 23, 2024
Stunning work. Thanks for this fun and beautiful quiz!
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Level 76
Feb 24, 2024
Really really nicely presented. Your artwork is awesome!!!
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Level 67
Feb 26, 2024
Accept ligurian sea maybe?
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Level 83
Mar 13, 2024
Versailles castle in monuments box does not turn green when guessed as the others do.
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Level 30
Apr 8, 2024
A very satisfying quiz to do, bravo :)))))
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Level 66
Apr 26, 2024
Argh I thought Lily was Lillies when plural, but it's the same as Family. We spell Chillies and Fillies with two Ls so it's an inconsistency in English, as usual!
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Level 70
May 4, 2024
I love this serie! Do you plan on adding new ones at some point? I could easily see India, Egypt or Greece for instance.

Not to pressure you obviously, I just wanted to share my apreciation and hype.