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Quiz I

  1. Which railway station in Paris is the busiest in Europe?




  2. Paris is spread widely on both banks of which river?
  3. Can you name the famous Paris art museum which is the world's largest and most visited?
  4. In 2014, Le Monde newspaper estimated that there were over 700,000 what on the The Pont des Arts?
  5. The University of Paris is often known by what name?
  6. Why has a view of the Boulevard du Temple become famous?
  7. Paris hosts the annual French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in a complex of tennis courts named after which aviator?
  8. The Arc de Triomphe was commissioned after the French victory in which battle? And how many avenues radiate from the Arc de Triomphe?
  9. The Eiffel Tower was constructed from 1887 to 1889 on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It is named after the engineer Eiffel, but what was his first name?
  10. Francois-Marie Arouet was born in Paris on the 21 November 1694, by what nom de plume is he better known?
  11. What is the Paris Bourse or the Bourse de Paris?
  12. Which French painter, a founder of French Impressionist painting, was born in Paris in 1840?

Answers:

  1. Paris-Nord (or The Gare du Nord)
  2. River Seine





  3. The Louvre (if that's too easy, The Wedding Feast at Cana is the largest painting at the Louvre and The Mona Lisa is the most famous)
  4. Padlocks (love locks on a famous Paris pedestrian bridge)
  5. The Sorbonne
  6. First modern photograph (taken by Louis Daguerre in 1838)
  7. Roland Garros
  8. Austerlitz (commissioned in 1806 after the victory by Emperor Napoleon). 12 avenues.
  9. Gustave
  10. Voltaire
  11. It's the Paris Stock Exchange
  12. Claude Monet



Paris Quiz II

  1. What was designed by Chinese-American architect I. M. Pei, and opened in April 1989?
  2. Which Paris fortress, historically used as a state prison by the kings of France, was stormed by a crowd on 14 July 1789?
  3. Twice the FIFA World Cups have been held in Paris, can you name both years?
  4. What is the Tour Montparnasse?
  5. Discovered in 1820, which world famous ancient Greek statue with no arms is on permanent display at the Louvre Museum?
  6. In November 1783, the first manned free flight in a balloon was launched in Paris by which brothers?
  7. In which avenue does the finish of the Tour de France cycle race take place?
  8. In 52 BC, Julius Caesar founded which Roman city on the earlier settlement of Paris?
  9. What is the name of the obelisk that was hoisted into place on the Place de la Concorde in October 1836?
  10. The magnificent Our Lady of Paris, is better known by its French name, what is it?

Answers:

  1. The Louvre Pyramid
  2. The Bastille
  3. 1938 and 1998
  4. A skyscraper (constructed from 1969 to 1973, it was the tallest skyscraper in France until 2011)
  5. The Venus de Milo
  6. Montgolfier brothers
  7. The Avenue des Champs-Elysees
  8. Lutetia
  9. Luxor obelisk
  10. Notre-Dame



Paris Quiz III

  1. The city will host the 2024 Summer Olympics, how many times has Paris hosted the modern olympics previously?
  2. Paris has two main airports, Roissy Charles de Gaulle to the north and which airport to the south?
  3. True or false, the city's name is related to the Paris of Greek mythology?
  4. Which museum on the left bank of the Seine displays many world famous paintings including Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night?
  5. Which king was executed in 1793 by guillotine in the Place de la Revolution?
  6. Which district (named after a large hill) is known for its artistic history and The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris?
  7. The Parc des Princes stadium has been the home of which football club since 1974?
  8. Which Parisian building and complex was named after the President of France from 1969 to 1974?
  9. Where in Paris is best known as the birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance?
  10. Which palace is the official residence of the President of the French Republic?
  11. The Liberation of Paris during the Second World War took place in which year?
  12. What can be found in the rural town of Marne-la-Vallee, which is about 20 miles from the city?

Answers:

  1. Twice (in 1900 and 1924)
  2. Orly





  3. False (the name is derived from its early inhabitants, the Celtic Parisii tribe)
  4. The Musee d'Orsay
  5. King Louis XVI (the last king of France)
  6. Montmartre
  7. Paris Saint-Germain
  8. Pompidou Centre
  9. Moulin Rouge
  10. The Elysee Palace
  11. 1944 (August 1944)
  12. Disneyland Paris