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Paris Trivia

Based on the clues, name the facts about the city of Paris and its outskirts.
Quiz by alberici
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Last updated: November 1, 2018
First submittedJuly 10, 2013
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Clue
Answer
Most common nickname
The City of Light
Paris has 20 of these
subdivisions
Arrondissements
Main river
Seine
Most famous landmark
Eiffel Tower
Roman name of Paris
Lutetia
Most famous street
Champs-Élysées
Monument at the end of
the above
Arc de Triomphe
Cabaret and 2001 musical film
Moulin Rouge
Biggest airport
Charles De Gaulle
Author of "Les Misérables"
Victor Hugo
Business district
La Défense
Most famous art museum
Louvre
Armless statue
Venus de Milo
French region
in which Paris is located
Île-de-France
Clue
Answer
Best-selling newspaper
Le Parisien
2015 freedom of speech slogan
Je suis Charlie
Leonardo's best-known painting
Mona Lisa
Other name for the French Open
Roland-Garros
"The Thinker" sculptor
Auguste Rodin
Luxury brand created by Coco
Chanel
Largest public park
Bois de Vincennes
Stock market index
CAC 40
White basilica in Montmartre
Sacré-Cœur
The "Sun King's" residence
Versailles
Year the Bastille was stormed
1789
Beheading execution method
Guillotine
"Incorruptible" revolutionary
Maximilien
de Robespierre
WWI conflict fought near Paris
Battle of the Marne
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Level 73
Jul 22, 2013
Nice quiz. Thanks.
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Level 73
Jul 22, 2013
You're welcome :)
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Level 69
Jul 31, 2013
Wow. I got Lutetia but not Chanel and the guillotine. How is this happening??
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Level 71
Dec 16, 2015
You lost your head and, with it, your sense of smell.
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Level 40
Aug 3, 2013
That was a good quiz. Nice work alberici! Kicking myself for forgetting Robespierre.
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Level 84
Oct 23, 2018
Better than beheading yourself.
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Level 68
Feb 16, 2015
i typed in palace of versailles lol
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Level 45
Dec 14, 2015
Same here. It should be accepted.
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Level 54
Sep 29, 2015
Can you accept "Lutece" for the Roman name?
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Level 75
Sep 30, 2020
I tried that first. From reading Astérix.
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Level 38
Jun 5, 2022
lol same
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Level 79
Nov 13, 2015
I took this quiz at a terrible time. My thoughts and prayers are with the French. I wish I could be there and help in some way.
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Level 81
Dec 14, 2015
Accept Roissy as well as Charles de Gaule Airport?
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Level 43
Jan 27, 2016
I agree with that.
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Level 59
Dec 14, 2015
"City of Love", anyone? No? OK. Seriously though, I've never heard of "City of Light".
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Level 38
Jun 5, 2022
neither did I as a French, but apparently it is what Paris is known as in USA
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Level 63
Dec 14, 2015
"Triumph" is acceptable but "Triomphe" (the spelling in the answer) isn't? I stopped taking the quiz at that point.
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Level 73
Dec 14, 2015
"Triomphe" has always been an acceptable answer. You typed it wrongly if it didn't work.
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Level ∞
Dec 15, 2015
These false alarms make me rage since I have to waste time double-checking the quiz! Now you can feel my pain @alberici :)
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Level 87
Nov 1, 2018
Easy, I'm feeling peckish with bad pun retorts.
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Level 75
Jan 31, 2016
Technically, Stade de France isn't the biggest stadium in Paris since it's outside the city, in Saint-Denis. Therefore, Parc des Princes is the biggest stadium INSIDE Paris.
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Level 37
Nov 2, 2017
I thought of Orly as the main airport in Paris. What was the name of DeGaulle airport before it became DeGaulle?
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Level 73
Nov 2, 2017
Roissy
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Level 37
Mar 27, 2018
Thank you! (sincerely)
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Level 68
Nov 1, 2018
Kindly accept CDG, the airport code for Charles de Gualle, as a correct answer. Am I wrong in thinking airport are codes commonly accepted in other quizzes?
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Level 72
Nov 1, 2018
Exactly, for whatever reason "degaul" is accepted so CDG should work too.
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Level 59
Nov 1, 2018
Seconded
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Level ∞
Nov 1, 2018
CDG will work now
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Level 59
Nov 1, 2018
Also, and I will admit this is super picky, but Versailles, La Defense and CDG airport are all not technically in Paris.
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Level 61
Nov 1, 2018
La Giaconda and La Jaconde should both be acceptable for Mona Lisa.
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Level 91
Nov 1, 2018
to be correct, if you meant the name by which the painting is known in Italy, it is "La Gioconda", not "La Giaconda".
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Level 43
Dec 20, 2019
*La Joconde
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Level 88
Nov 1, 2018
I am confused by the news paper question. I can't find anything that supports Le Parisien (230k) having a higher circulation than Le Monde (303) or Le Figaro (330). Those numbers are from 5 years ago so it might have changed like I said I can't find anything at least in English that shows that.
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Level 76
Nov 1, 2018
I agree. I guessed le Monde, le Figaro, les Echos etc. Very surprised to see le Parisien as the answer
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Level 75
Sep 30, 2020
Hi alberici. Nice quiz. But Le Figaro is the biggest selling Paris newspaper, unless you count the sister publications Le Parisien / Aujourd'hui en France as a single entity, which they are not. One is a Paris publication, and the other is a national publication. Isn't the quiz entitled Paris trivia?
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Level 70
Jun 16, 2021
Yes, I'd also appreciate a source for Le Parisien being the highest circulation paper in Paris, ahead of Le Monde or Le Figaro.
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Level 91
Nov 1, 2018
i tried Nike of Samothrace (in various spellings/versions) before Venus de Milo. Since both are kept at Louvre Museum i think both should be accepted.

Also: both are armless, of course

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Level 73
Nov 2, 2018
I dunno, it might hurt if one fell on you
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Level 78
Nov 7, 2019
Aphrodite of Milos (or Melos) should be accepted as a correct answer. It is a Greek sculpture after all.
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Level 49
Jan 21, 2020
Can you accept Roissy for Charles de Gaulle? Most parisians call it that.
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Level 76
Oct 29, 2020
Could just Venus be accepted? I tried that
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Level 47
Jan 17, 2022
Isnt the first one City of Love?
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Level 21
Mar 3, 2022
People call Venice the city of love more than Paris. I would know as a parisian myself. People give Paris a lot of nicknames that are wrong (like the city of fashion which is supposed to be Milan but I agree that a lot of brands are from Paris). The real nickname of Paris is the city of Light.
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Level 55
Mar 9, 2022
Two things: please accept La Jaconde for the Mona Lisa as that is what it is called in France. Also can you make it accept Lutece as the Roman name of Paris?
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Level 73
Mar 9, 2022
In France, it's called "Joconde" (not Jaconde) and this is already accepted.