Travel the World: Paris

Travel the World: Paris
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About This Quiz

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
Most Parisians weren't big fans of the Eiffel Tower when it was constructed in 1889.
was constructed as a memorial to WWI soldiers
was Louis XV's declaration of love to Marie Antoinette

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Centre Pompidou?
the most expensive residential street in Paris
the grandest hotel in France
houses the largest modern art museum in Europe
The Centre Pompidou, constructed in the 1970s, is a huge arts complex in the Beaubourg area. The Musée National d'Art Modèrne is the the largest modern art museum in Europe.
the biggest park in Paris
home of the most ancient artifact in Paris

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Rive Gauche?
the Right Bank
the Left Bank
The Rive Gauche, or Left Bank, is the section of Paris on the southern side of the river Seine.

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Ile de la Cité
Nôtre Dame is here.
The Ile de la Cité, in the Seine, is the cultural heart of Paris and site of the Nôtre Dame Cathedral. It's connected to the city by the Pont Neuf.
The Louvre is here.
The Arc de Triomphe is here.

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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
The Arc de Triomphe stands in the Place Charles de Gaulle, at the western end of the Champs-Elysées. The 162-foot monument is dedicated to fallen French soldiers.

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Avenue des Champs-Elysées?
the oldest street in Paris
the main street on the Right Bank
The Champs-Elysées is the main thoroughfare on the Rive Droite, or Right Bank. It starts at the Arc de Triomphe.
the main street on the Left Bank
ends at the Eiffel Tower

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Sacré-Coeur?
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
The Basilique de Sacré-Coeur, completed in 1919, sits on top of Montmartre, the city's highest point.

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le Marais?
a formal royal residence, now tourist attraction
Paris' biggest gay neighborhood
Le Marais, a once down-on-its-heels area, is enjoying a comeback. The city's biggest gay neighborhood is here, as well as the Musée Picasso.
a big new contemporary art museum
Hemingway's hangout on the Rive Gauche

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1st arrondissement?
home to the Louvre and the Place Vendôme
Arrondissements are Paris' municipal wards. The first, and most central, is 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.

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Jardin des Tuileries?
the oldest market in Paris
a huge outdoor church
the most formal garden in Paris
The Jardin des Tuileries is the best example of a formal garden in the city -- it was designed by Louis XIV's gardener.
a huge wild park on the outskirts of the city

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You Got:
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