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Where is Mont-Saint-Michel located? In which region is the fantastic site of Rocamadour situated? What is the name of this grand palace near Paris re-designed by Louis XIV which also houses the fantastic Hall of Mirrors (Galerie des Glaces). These are some of the questions you will be challenged with! Let’s see how well you know the monuments and sites of France and as we say in French: “Bonne chance !”
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Number of questions: 10
Monuments and Sites of France
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What is the name of this monument ?
The Effeil Tower
The Eiffel Tower
The Metallic Tower
The Paris Tower
Question 1 Explanation:
The Eiffel Tower is 324 metre high and was built for the bicentenary of the French Revolution (1889).
Where is Mont-Saint-Michel located?
Question 2 Explanation:
Mont-Saint-Michel is one of France's most visited sites.
Which one of these monuments is situated in Avignon?
Château de Villandry
a Renaissance chateau
Palais des Papes
the Popes' Palace
Place de la Concorde
a 18th century royal square
Pont du Gard
a Roman aqueduct
Question 3 Explanation:
The Palais des Papes was the residence of the Avignon Papacy and is a formidable medieval fortress.
In which city of the French Alps was this photo taken?
in the Tarn département
in the Isère département
in the Bouches-du-Rhône département
in the Bas-Rhin département
Question 4 Explanation:
Grenoble is the largest city of the French Alps. The town is the administrative centre of the Isère département. It hosted the Winter Olympic Games in 1968.
Which chateau of the Loire is this?
Question 5 Explanation:
Chambord is the grandest of all the chateaux of the Loire Valley. It was built by François I in the Sologne near Blois.
In which region is the fantastic site of Rocamadour situated?
Corsica, a Mediterranean island
a region to the North-East of France close to Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany.
a region at the very North of France bordering the English Channel and Belgium.
a region situated in the South of France around the city of Toulouse.
Question 6 Explanation:
Rocamadour is one of France's most visited sites. It features a formidable set of churches (called "le Sanctuaire") and was an important pilgrimage site in the Middle-Ages.
To which city does this lofty Gothic cathedral where the Kings of France were crowned belong?
Question 7 Explanation:
A Gothic art masterpiece and the coronation site of the Kings of France, it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. The Mecca for tourists in the Champagne region welcomes 1,500,000 visitors every year.
What is the name of this grand palace near Paris re-designed by Louis XIV which also houses the fantastic Hall of Mirrors (Galerie des Glaces)
Question 8 Explanation:
During the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, Versailles became the residence of the king’s court. From May 1682 to the French Revolution, the chateau of Versailles was the seat of the French government.
Versailles was the glory of the King of France. This can be understood when visiting the sumptuous main apartments of the palace and the vast gardens laid out by landscape gardener Le Nôtre.
Where is the Arc de Triomphe located?
Question 9 Explanation:
Majestically set on top of a hill, the Arc de Triomphe offers the best view of the Historical Axis which runs through some of Paris’ most celebrated monuments and squares: from the Louvre and the gardens of the Tuileries to La Défense, passing through the Champs-Élysées.
Where in the South of France is this Unesco-listed site situated?
in the Aude département
in the Loiret département
in the Seine Maritime département
in the Indre-et-Loire département
Question 10 Explanation:
With more than 4 million visitors each year, Carcassonne is one of the most prestigious tourist destinations in France, on a par with Mont Saint Michel and Paris’ Notre-Dame. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, Carcassonne is a dramatic representation of medieval architecture perched on a rocky spur that towers above the River Aude, southeast of the new town.
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Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. In 2014 he moved back to Europe from Sydney with his wife and daughter to be closer to their families and to France. He has a background teaching French and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations and a degree of Economics and Management.