Eiffel Tower at Sunrise

1. What is the tallest building in Paris? 1 POINT

The Eiffel Tower is the tallest building in Paris (324 m)

2. In which French Region is located Paris? 1 POINT

Region of Ile-de-France

3. What was the original function of the Louvre, before becoming a National Museum? 1 POINT

The Louvre was a Royal Palace, the residence of the Kings of France

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)? 1 POINT

Left Bank. In Paris, you will often hear about Paris Rive Gauche (Paris’ Left Bank) and Paris Rive Droite (Paris’ Right Bank): when facing downstream, the northern bank is to the right, and the southern bank is to the left.

5. What is Paris’ motto? 2 POINTS

Fluctuat nec mergitur. This is a Latin phrase meaning “Tossed but not sunk”.

6. Give us the name of 3 palaces in Paris, home of Kings and Queens 1 POINT

Louvre, Conciergerie, Tuileries (today disappeared), Luxembourg (today seat of the French Senate). Château de Versailles and Château de Vincennes aren’t within the city limits.

7. What is the oldest public park (or garden) in Paris? 1 POINT

The Tuileries Garden (1564)

8 Where did King Louis XVI die? 1 POINT

Place de la Concorde, under the guillotine! King Louis XVI’s execution on 21 January 1793 was one of the key events of the French Revolution.

9. What French artist designed the Statue of Liberty in New York? 1 POINT

The Statue of Liberty in New York City was a gift to America from the French to commemorate the centenary of the American Independence in 1776.

The Statue of Liberty was designed by the French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi when there was no liberty in France (Second Empire). Read more about the Statue of Liberty in Paris.

10. Who is the Saint-Patron of Paris? 1 POINT

Saint-Denis. You can read about the legend of Saint-Denis in this post

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