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Biggest Cities in France Quiz

How many of France's biggest cities can you name?
According to the 2013 census. Population is for the city proper, not the metro area.
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Last updated: July 15, 2016
First submittedApril 14, 2012
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Population
City
2,229,621
Paris
855,393
Marseille
500,715
Lyon
458,298
Toulouse
342,295
Nice
292,718
Nantes
275,718
Strasbourg
Population
City
272,084
Montpellier
243,626
Bordeaux
231,491
Lille
211,373
Rennes
182,592
Reims
172,074
Le Havre
172,023
Saint-Étienne
Population
City
163,760
Toulon
160,215
Grenoble
153,003
Dijon
150,564
Nîmes
150,125
Angers
147,192
Villeurbanne
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level ∞
Mar 5, 2012
Updated to reflect latest data.
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level ∞
Sep 6, 2014
Updated again!
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level 44
Mar 16, 2012
Well, I got 8 right. That ain't bad. And the only city I missed that I had actually heard of was Grenoble - although I have heard of Dijon mustard and Les Mans auto race ;-)
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level 33
Jun 8, 2016
Even I got 8:)
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level 69
Jul 21, 2017
I got 4--the top 4 percentage-wise. Guess I don't know France very well, although there were several names I recognized once I saw them. I'm surprised Rouen isn't there. Isn't that a city in France?
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level 40
Apr 21, 2019
Yeah it is, it just isn't that big apparently.
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level 54
May 26, 2019
Rouen exists but is very small
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level 28
Jan 20, 2019
Well at least I got Paris right like the other 100%. Do I make ya proud
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level 10
Apr 13, 2012
Can you accept 'Rheims' for 'Reims' please? I've always known it Rheims.
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level ∞
Apr 14, 2012
Okay. That will work now.
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level 44
Oct 13, 2014
But ... It's not Rheims, it's Reims, why would you accept mispelled names ?
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level 59
Nov 4, 2014
it can be spelt either way, we also learnt rheims at school http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reims
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level 61
Jun 17, 2018
Please accept Niou-Iorke too for NYC, because I think it's better like that.
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level 54
May 26, 2019
i'm french. nobody ever spells "rheims" this way.
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level 68
Jul 31, 2013
16/20
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level 50
Sep 5, 2014
Great quiz, as always. Why not taking one of mine?
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level 71
Nov 14, 2014
Since you've updated the data, you should also update the note, it says it's based on 2011 data
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level ∞
Nov 14, 2014
That was the update. I think I was using 2006 before.
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level 77
Nov 14, 2014
Was "Angers" so named for the effect it has on people who take this quiz?
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level 48
May 21, 2016
"Nice" pun
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level 72
Dec 14, 2016
A little "Toulouse" for my liking.
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level 67
Jun 10, 2017
You've been doing quizzes for Toulon I think!
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level 22
Sep 14, 2017
Bordeaux-line painful puns going on.
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level 44
Sep 30, 2018
Um... something about a Paris-izzers?
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level 70
Dec 3, 2018
Put in a "Lille" more effort next time.
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level 44
May 3, 2019
You Caen do it, don't be such a Nancy
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level 20
Nov 17, 2014
i wonder if someone missed paris...
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level 36
Nov 17, 2014
Me: Paris Everyone else: city 1, city 2,..... city 17
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level 66
Nov 26, 2014
I put Leon instead of Lyon. :( That would have given me 4. Still pathetic. :(
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level 35
Jul 6, 2016
Leon is is Spain rather than France which has Lyon...
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level 78
Dec 13, 2016
Well, Lyon is named after Lug, a celtic god, and León is named after the roman legion. Both have nothing to do with lions ;).
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level 61
Dec 18, 2014
Missed Nîmes and Villeurbanne.
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level 51
Jun 27, 2015
spelled Strasbourg as Strassbourg :(
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level 40
Apr 21, 2019
I think that should be accepted. There's a lot of german stuff around there, and I believe in german they often write it with that weird B-like thing that does ss (don't know how to write it)
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level 43
Apr 15, 2016
Easy !
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level 43
Jun 17, 2016
can u accept st ethienne?
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level 54
May 26, 2019
y'all are trippin
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level 56
Dec 1, 2016
Only missed Toulon, Reims and Villeurbanne, but technically, Villeurbanne is part of Lyon. Great quiz though !
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level 57
Dec 13, 2016
Villeurbanne is part of the Lyon metropolitan area, but the quiz states it is about proper city populations!
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level 78
Dec 13, 2016
It is adjacent to Lyon, but it is a separate municipality.
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level 45
Dec 13, 2016
8-Ugh. My French geography knowledge is lacking somewhat!
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level 66
Dec 13, 2016
surprised not to see Clermont Ferrand or Le Mans...
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level 78
Dec 13, 2016
If I remember well, Le Mans was there in lieu of Nîmes on the previous version. Anyway, there are several cities in the 140k that are close to make the list.
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level 66
Dec 13, 2016
Did you make the cut-off just so that Saint Denis would fall off and you could avoid the whole discussion if Reunion is part of France in this context? :) :)
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level 78
Dec 14, 2016
Is there a discussion about Honolulu in the US biggest cities quiz?
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level 44
May 11, 2017
Saint Denis at La Réunion would be 22nd after Le Mans ;)
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level 59
Aug 30, 2018
I think he just made the cut off after the 20th biggest city?! Just a guess...
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level 77
Mar 28, 2019
I tried Cayenne but it's too small, apparently.
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level 50
Jun 12, 2019
saint denis just make me think of RDR2
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level 30
Apr 21, 2017
100% first try.
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level 35
Jul 22, 2017
Got 50% only by typing in Le Ligue 1 team names. As I often say, football is a lot of culture!
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level 41
Nov 16, 2017
What about Clermont-Ferrand ? (Michelin headquarters)
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level 76
Mar 6, 2018
Clermont-Ferrand ranks 24th with a population of 141,463.
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level 28
Dec 26, 2017
what about Avignon???
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level 76
Mar 5, 2018
Avignon ranks 45th with a population of 90,305.
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level 35
Mar 27, 2018
Too franco-centric.
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level 39
Jan 22, 2019
Did anyone truly know Villeurbanne?
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level 34
Feb 25, 2019
OK, so... Marseille actually has 6,200,000. Lyon has 8,400,000. Paris has 14,300,000. Toulouse has 4,150,000. Nice has 1,500,000. Oh wait that's urban area not city proper never mind I'll just post it anyway.
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level 34
Feb 25, 2019
lol
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level 34
Feb 25, 2019
Estonia is holy with spaniels ooh
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level 34
Feb 25, 2019
vot
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level 43
Mar 28, 2019
Nice.
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level 41
Sep 6, 2019
Got all But missed Paris