From the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre: Paris Landmarks Quiz
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
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?
What Paris landmark holds art post-1848?
- the Orangerie
- Musee d'Orsay
The Louvre was first developed as …
- a church
- a prison
- a fortress
The Notre Dame Cathedral is located …
- on the Ile de la Cite
What then-revolutionary architectural feature is used in the design of Notre Dame?
- flying buttresses
- stained glass
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
In what neighborhood is the Sacre Coeur Cathedral located?
- Left Bank
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?
- Edith Piaf
Where is Napoleon Bonaparte buried?
- Notre Dame
- 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
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?
Is the Moulin Rouge on the right or left bank of the Seine?
- right bank
- left bank
What is held in the catacombs of Paris?
- the royal jewels
- the city's water supply
The bones of how many people are in the catacombs?
- 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?
- the remains of famous French citizens
Who is buried in the Pantheon?
- Victor Hugo
- Alexandre Dumas
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?
- Disneyland Paris