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From the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre: Paris Landmarks Quiz
by Staff
Ooh la la! Want to feel like a sophisticated Parisian? Grab your beret, and join us on our tour of Paris landmarks as we storm the Bastille and stroll the Champs-Elysees.

Let's start with a symbol for Paris itself: the Eiffel Tower. Who was the Eiffel Tower named for?

  • Gustave Eiffel, its engineer and builder
  • an "eiffel," another name for "tower" in French
  • the name of a child's stuffed animal that the design is based on

What was the Eiffel Tower built to celebrate?

  • the World's Fair
  • the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution
  • both

How long did it take to build the tower?

  • five years
  • a little over two years
  • seven and a half years

The Louvre is one of the greatest collections of Western art in the world, but modern art isn't included. What year do the Louvre collections end?

  • 1950
  • 1920
  • 1848

What Paris landmark holds art post-1848?

  • the Orangerie
  • Musee d'Orsay
  • Versailles

The Louvre was first developed as …

  • a church
  • a prison
  • a fortress

The Notre Dame Cathedral is located …

  • Paris
  • on the Ile de la Cite
  • both

What then-revolutionary architectural feature is used in the design of Notre Dame?

  • flying buttresses
  • stained glass
  • gargoyles

Who wanted a "triumphal arch" to celebrate Paris and the French army?

  • Louis XIV
  • Louis XVI
  • Napoleon I

The Arc de Triomphe marks the entrance of what iconic Parisian street?

  • Avenue Bosquet
  • Rue de Rivoli
  • Champs-Elysees

In what neighborhood is the Sacre Coeur Cathedral located?

  • Marais
  • Left Bank
  • Montmartre

Montmartre has roots as a place of worship from what time?

  • the Middle Ages
  • the ancient Romans
  • the Druids

The National Opera of Paris is housed in what famous landmark?

  • the Arc de Triomphe
  • Palais Garnier
  • the Place de la Republique

What famous character makes its home in the Palais Garnier?

  • the phantom of the opera
  • the Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Jean Valjean

Pere Lachaise is the name of what famous Paris landmark?

  • a cemetery
  • a gelato shop
  • a market

Who is NOT buried in Pere Lachaise cemetery?

  • Moliere
  • Napoleon
  • Edith Piaf

Where is Napoleon Bonaparte buried?

  • Notre Dame
  • Corsica
  • the Army Museum

What famous landmark houses the Army Museum?

  • the Hotel des Invalides
  • the Hotel de Musee
  • the Hotel de la Place

What infamous character was originally the occupant of the Luxembourg Palace?

  • Cardinal Richelieu
  • Marie de Medici
  • D'Artagnan

The Petit Luxembourg houses whom?

  • the prime minister
  • the president of the Senate
  • the president

What artist was known for his patronage (and posters for) the Moulin Rouge?

  • Toulouse-Lautrec
  • Monet
  • Manet

Is the Moulin Rouge on the right or left bank of the Seine?

  • right bank
  • left bank
  • neither

What is held in the catacombs of Paris?

  • the royal jewels
  • the city's water supply
  • skeletons

The bones of how many people are in the catacombs?

  • 875,000
  • 2 million
  • 6-7 million

Why did Louis XV build the Pantheon?

  • to house his art collection
  • During an illness, he swore he would replace a ruined church if he got better.
  • for his mistress

What does the Pantheon now hold?

  • art
  • the remains of famous French citizens
  • relics

Who is buried in the Pantheon?

  • Victor Hugo
  • Alexandre Dumas
  • both

How big is Luxembourg Gardens?

  • 12 acres (5 hectares)
  • 56 acres
  • 189 acres

What famous fountain is in Luxembourg Gardens?

  • Enfant Fountain
  • Royal Fountain
  • Medici Fountain

What famous French landmark is NOT in Paris?

  • Versailles
  • Disneyland Paris
  • both