Full of iconic architecture and tumultuous history, Paris is an exciting city to learn more about. As France’s capital and a major European city that is also a global center for art, fashion, food, and culture, the facts about Paris uncovered in this quiz will hopefully bring out your love for this historic city.
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20 Questions: Cool Facts About Paris
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How many STOP road signs can you find in Paris?
Besides having the moniker “the City of Love,” what alias does Paris also have?
Paris is home to the same iconic monument (albeit a bit smaller than the original) that most people attribute as a symbol of American freedom. What is it?
Constructed for the 1889 World’s Fair, the Eiffel Tower was originally built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. Upon the unveiling, what did Parisians NOT call it?
With over 19 million visitors annually, where did Paris rank on the list of most-visited cities in the world?
Paris wasn’t always called Paris! When the Romans conquered the area that is present-day Paris in 52 BC, the city had a different name. Which of the following was the first name of the area that is now Paris?
Which classic cocktail was invented in Paris in 1921?
Since being built, the Eiffel Tower is painted by hand at a frequency of how many years?
Historically, what is the most visited attraction in Paris?
As of 2018, what is the SECOND MOST visited attraction in Paris?
There was a law imposed in 1800 that said women could not wear this item. (The law was not formally abolished until 2012!)
Housed in the Louvre Museum, the world-famous Mona Lisa portrait garners over how many visitors per year?
How many years did it take for the Arc de Triomphe to be complete?
Which of these famous artists did NOT spend time living in Paris?
True or False? It is illegal for professional photographers to distribute images of the Eiffel Tower at night.
True or False? Paris is home to the oldest cabaret, which Napoleon Bonaparte founded in 1802
True or False? Paris has the largest wholesale food market in the world.
True or False? All distances in Paris are measured from the Notre Dame. This compass, called “Point Zero,” marks the center of Paris.
True or False? If you want to sell croissants in Paris there is a law that mandates that you have to follow an exact recipe.
True or False? There are more dogs in Paris than children.
More About Paris
Need to brush up on your Paris facts? We’ve got several answers to the quiz – and more – in a blog post full of facts about Paris, France.