Paris Quiz: How Well Do you Know Paris?

Quiz About Paris

How well do you know Paris? Get ready to test your knowledge of all things Parisian with this free Paris-themed quiz about Paris that I have prepared for you!

You can do this Paris quiz alone or, even better, host a Paris trivia night at home or in zoom with your Paris-loving friends. Add a glass of French wine and some French music and you are halfway there!

Everybody says that I am mischievous, so you must assume there are some tricky questions here and there. Before answering, think twice!


How Does this Paris Trivia Work?

This Paris Quiz is totally for free and there’s no need to subscribe anywhere to check the answers.

There are 4 rounds of questions, 10 questions per round with a last round of 12 questions. The first Paris quiz questions are very easy, to warm up. Then the quiz gets harder…

One Player

If you are playing alone, go through the questions trying to answer as many as you can without any time limit. Note the answers on a piece of paper.

Then at the end of each round, click on the link to check the answers. Most of the answers score 1 point whilst the most difficult answers score 2 points.

Take note of your total score at the end of each round. At the end of the quiz add the four scores to get your final score.

How did it go? Tell us your final score in our Facebook group.

Two or More Players

You need somebody who hosts the quiz and reads out the questions and the answers.

Set a timer for each question. You can give your friends 15 seconds per question to keep the quiz moving along.

At the end of each round, the host reads the answers (remember to mention which answers get 2 points) and everybody takes note of his total score. At the end of the quiz, everybody adds the four scores to get his final score. Who knows more about Paris?

With some people and a few wines involved, this will take around an hour to complete.

Are you ready? Bonne chance, happy quizzing!

Pariz Quiz Questions and Answers

ROUND 1 (Warming Up)

Eiffel Tower at Sunrise

1. What is the tallest building in Paris? EASY

2. In which French Region is located Paris? EASY 

3. What was the original function of the Louvre, before becoming a National Museum? EASY 

4. If you are in the Quartier Latin, you are in the Rive Gauche (Paris’ Left Bank) or in the Rive Droite (Paris’ Right Bank)? EASY

5. What is Paris’ motto? HARD

6. Give us the name of three palaces in Paris, home of Kings and Queens

7. What is the oldest public park (or garden) in Paris?

8. Where did King Louis XVI die?

9. What French artist designed the Statue of Liberty in New York?

10. Who is the Saint-Patron of Paris?

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SCORE ROUND 1: ___ out of 11 POINTS

ROUND 2 (Ouff!)

Visit Paris Montmartre

1. What is Montmartre?

2. What is the highest point in Paris?

3. Name 2 typical Parisian desserts (born and perfected in Paris). Hint: we hope you don’t answer “macarons”!!

4. What is the name of the Phantom of the Opéra? HARD

5 Who wrote Les Misérables, set in Paris?

6. Which Royal Château is closer to Paris: Château de Fontainebleau, Château de Vincennes, or Château de Versailles? EASY

7. What is the Roman name of Paris?

8. What is the oldest building in Paris?

9. What is the oldest building built in Paris?

10. How many Chinatown(s) can we find in Paris? HARD

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SCORE ROUND 2: ___ out of 12 POINTS

ROUND 3 (Oh, la la!)

Visit Louvre Museum

1. A bit of gossip: what was the main reason for the divorce of Napoleon i and Joséphine? HARD

2. What is the name of the oldest Parisian bridge along the Seine River?

3. What is the relationship between Paris and “PANAME”? VERY HARD

4. What is the oldest street in Paris? HARD

5. Where in Paris can we admire Monet’s waterlilies?

6. Where is located Coco Chanel’s historic boutique in Paris?

7. Who said Paris is well worth a Mass? HARD

8. How many airports can we find in Paris?

9. What is a Saint-Honoré? HARD

10. Give us the name of 3 famous Parisian Cabarets

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SCORE ROUND 3: __ out of 13 POINTS

ROUND 4 (Ça Passe ou ça Casse!)

two days in Paris - Pigalle

1. Jacques Chirac was the last French President to die, on 26th September 2019. In what famous Parisian cemetery is he buried? HARD

2. In which famous street the Hemingways rented their first apartment in Paris?

3. Paris is bisected by two rivers: the Seine and a second one. What’s the name of this second river in Paris? VERY HARD

4. In which district can we find the historical aristocratic neighborhood of Faubourg Saint-Germain? HARD

5. What is the meaning of Le Marais?

6. Paris is only twinned with one single city in the world. Which one? HARD

7. Bois de Boulogne, Forêt de Fontainebleau, Bois de Vincennes . . . in English we translate bois and forêt as « forest » but for us Parisians un bois is quite different from une forêt. What are the main differences, apart from the genre? VERY HARD

8. Where could we find the Knight Templars in Medieval Paris? HARD

9. What is the oldest (and busiest) train station in Paris?

10. In which metro station can we see some remains of the Bastille? EASY!

11. How many lines the Parisian Metro has?

12. The Parisians were the first to have the idea of underground transportation system within the city but in the end it was the city of London that inaugurated the world’s first underground passenger railway in 1863. Why Paris was beaten by London?

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How did it go? Tell us your final score in the Facebook group.

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