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Paris City Trivia

Can you guess these facts about the city of Paris, France and the area surrounding it?
Quiz by alberici
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Last updated: December 10, 2023
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First submittedJuly 10, 2013
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Average score60.7%
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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 where the can-can
is danced
Moulin Rouge
Largest airport
Charles De Gaulle
Author of "Les Misérables"
Victor Hugo
Business district with
skyscrapers
La Défense
Most famous art museum
Louvre
Armless statue found
at the above
Venus de Milo
Leonardo's best-known work
Mona Lisa
Clue
Answer
Region of France in which
Paris is located
Île-de-France
Newspaper whose name
means "The World"
Le Monde
2015 freedom of speech slogan
Je suis Charlie
Another name for tennis's
French Open
Roland-Garros
Sculptor of "The Thinker"
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
Residence of Louis XIV
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 74
Jul 22, 2013
Nice quiz. Thanks.
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Level 74
Jul 22, 2013
You're welcome :)
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Level 68
Jul 31, 2013
Wow. I got Lutetia but not Chanel and the guillotine. How is this happening??
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Level 67
Dec 16, 2015
You lost your head and, with it, your sense of smell.
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Level 33
Aug 3, 2013
That was a good quiz. Nice work alberici! Kicking myself for forgetting Robespierre.
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Level 86
Oct 23, 2018
Better than beheading yourself.
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Level 70
Feb 16, 2015
i typed in palace of versailles lol
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Level 43
Dec 14, 2015
Same here. It should be accepted.
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Level 47
Sep 29, 2015
Can you accept "Lutece" for the Roman name?
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Level 79
Sep 30, 2020
I tried that first. From reading Astérix.
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Level 55
Jun 5, 2022
lol same
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Level 84
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 83
Dec 14, 2015
Accept Roissy as well as Charles de Gaule Airport?
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Level 40
Jan 27, 2016
I agree with that.
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Level ∞
Dec 10, 2023
Seven years later - yes!
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Level 56
Dec 14, 2015
"City of Love", anyone? No? OK. Seriously though, I've never heard of "City of Light".
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Level 55
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 60
Jan 19, 2024
Oh, quand même, "la Ville Lumière" ! Ce n'est pas employé à tout bout de champs, mais on l'entend tout de même régulièrement.
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Level 62
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 74
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 89
Nov 1, 2018
Easy, I'm feeling peckish with bad pun retorts.
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Level 73
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 74
Nov 2, 2017
Roissy
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Level 37
Mar 27, 2018
Thank you! (sincerely)
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Level 70
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 74
Nov 1, 2018
Exactly, for whatever reason "degaul" is accepted so CDG should work too.
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Level 62
Nov 1, 2018
Seconded
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Level ∞
Nov 1, 2018
CDG will work now
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Level 62
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 62
Nov 1, 2018
La Giaconda and La Jaconde should both be acceptable for Mona Lisa.
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Level 94
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 45
Dec 20, 2019
*La Joconde
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Level ∞
Dec 10, 2023
The Italian version will work now in addition to English and French versions.
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Level 94
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 82
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 51
Jan 21, 2020
Can you accept Roissy for Charles de Gaulle? Most parisians call it that.
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Level 79
Oct 29, 2020
Could just Venus be accepted? I tried that
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Level ∞
Dec 10, 2023
Yes. We also now accept Aphrodite and Nike (the other armless sculpture).
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Level 53
Jan 17, 2022
Isnt the first one City of Love?
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Level 36
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 60
Jan 19, 2024
Plusieurs villes peuvent avoir le même surnom ; en l'occurrence, "The City of Love / La Ville de l'Amour" n'est clairement pas déconnant concernant Paris (en plus de Venise), bien qu'en effet quand on est Parisien, on a du mal à comprendre pourquoi haha !

Et oui, Paris fait bien partie des 4 capitales de la mode, mais c'est vrai que les gens sont mieux sapés à Milan.

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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 74
Mar 9, 2022
In France, it's called "Joconde" (not Jaconde) and this is already accepted.
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Level 38
Jan 19, 2024
The question about Paris largest park is quite tricky, Bois de Boulogne is (in my eyes) more famous and only slightly smaller (846 versus 994 hectare)..
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Level 73
Jan 19, 2024
Enjoyed this. Wish I could spell better in French.
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Level 60
Jan 21, 2024
I tried Arc de Triomphe for "Most famous landmark" and I could not figure out what I was doing wrong. That's my sign to take a break.
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Level 56
Jan 22, 2024
I am from Paris, did the quiz in a minute. I tried victoire de Samothrace, Victory of Samothrace, winged victory of Samothrace, getting frustrated and finally gave up on the only missing answer, blaming whoever came up with this quizz.

Then saw Venus de Milo and felt really stupid ahahah

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Level 65
Feb 19, 2024
Surprised that I got full points, although my last visit to Paris is so long time ago, I think, it was last century...