Travel the World: Paris
by Staff
Ah, the City of Lights. Even if you've never been there, you've most likely seen it hundreds of times in movies and on TV. You might even feel like you know the city like the back of your hand. But let's get back to reality, here. How many of these Parisian landmarks can you pinpoint?

Eiffel Tower?

  • was the tallest structure in the world in the late 19th century
  • was considered an eyesore when it was built in 1889
  • was constructed as a memorial to WWI soldiers
  • was Louis XV's declaration of love to Marie Antoinette

Centre Pompidou?

  • the most expensive residential street in Paris
  • the grandest hotel in France
  • houses the largest modern art museum in Europe
  • the biggest park in Paris
  • home of the most ancient artifact in Paris

Rive Gauche?

  • the Right Bank
  • the Left Bank

Ile de la Cité

  • Nôtre Dame is here.
  • The Louvre is here.
  • The Arc de Triomphe is here.

Arc de Triomphe?

  • the oldest five-star restaurant in the city
  • on the site of the Bastille, where the French Revolution began in 1789
  • the grand entrance to the Paris Zoo
  • was once a medieval prison
  • monument that honors French soldiers

Avenue des Champs-Elysées?

  • the oldest street in Paris
  • the main street on the Right Bank
  • the main street on the Left Bank
  • ends at the Eiffel Tower


  • home to some of the world's most famous literary cafes
  • the most exclusive neighborhood in Paris
  • cathedral at the highest point in the city

le Marais?

  • a formal royal residence, now tourist attraction
  • Paris' biggest gay neighborhood
  • a big new contemporary art museum
  • Hemingway's hangout on the Rive Gauche

1st arrondissement?

  • home to the Louvre and the Place Vendôme
  • the oldest neighborhood in Paris
  • The stock exchange and the Sorbonne are here.
  • Jacques Chirac cleaned up this once-seedy district when he was mayor.
  • Renoir lived here.

Jardin des Tuileries?

  • the oldest market in Paris
  • a huge outdoor church
  • the most formal garden in Paris
  • a huge wild park on the outskirts of the city