Biggest Cities in France Quiz

How many of France's most populous 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: December 13, 2019
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 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 45
Oct 13, 2014
But ... It's not Rheims, it's Reims, why would you accept mispelled names ?
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Level 62
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 62
Jun 17, 2018
Please accept Niou-Iorke too for NYC, because I think it's better like that.
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Level 67
Mar 8, 2020
@diguedondon Rheims and Reims are both acceptable English spellings. It is not someone's personal made up version for their own enjoyment, or a misspelling they wish to be accepted because they cant spell it correctly. You ve made yourself look quite silly.

(Actually my spellcheck does nót underline Rheims, but it dóes underline Reims..(and wants to change it to Rheims))

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Level 62
May 23, 2020
@Sifhraven What I said about Niou-Iorke is called a "joke". A joke is something you say because you think it's funny. It's quite new, I know. I consider myself as totally stupid, and silly as you said. Thank you for the compliment. Best regards.
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Level 58
May 26, 2019
i'm french. nobody ever spells "rheims" this way.
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Level 67
Mar 8, 2020
This is the English quiz though, not the french so it is irrelevant to which English spellings should be accepted.
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Level 69
Jul 31, 2013
16/20
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Level 51
Sep 5, 2014
Great quiz, as always. Why not taking one of mine?
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Level 72
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 80
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 75
Dec 14, 2016
A little "Toulouse" for my liking.
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Level 70
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 51
Sep 30, 2018
Um... something about a Paris-izzers?
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Level 73
Dec 3, 2018
Put in a "Lille" more effort next time.
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Level 45
May 3, 2019
You Caen do it, don't be such a Nancy
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Level 23
Feb 16, 2020
You guys Nantes make puns
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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 65
Dec 18, 2014
Missed Nîmes and Villeurbanne.
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Level 50
Jun 27, 2015
spelled Strasbourg as Strassbourg :(
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Level 46
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 67
Mar 8, 2020
ß just tried some things out. It is right alt and s
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Level 44
Apr 15, 2016
Easy !
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Level 45
Jun 17, 2016
can u accept st ethienne?
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Level 58
May 26, 2019
y'all are trippin
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Level 57
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 80
Dec 13, 2016
It is adjacent to Lyon, but it is a separate municipality.
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Level 44
Dec 13, 2016
8-Ugh. My French geography knowledge is lacking somewhat!
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Level 68
Dec 13, 2016
surprised not to see Clermont Ferrand or Le Mans...
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Level 80
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 70
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 80
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 61
Aug 30, 2018
I think he just made the cut off after the 20th biggest city?! Just a guess...
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Level 80
Mar 28, 2019
I tried Cayenne but it's too small, apparently.
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Level 58
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 45
Nov 16, 2017
What about Clermont-Ferrand ? (Michelin headquarters)
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Level 79
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 79
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 45
Jan 22, 2019
Did anyone truly know Villeurbanne?
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Level 68
Aug 7, 2020
Only French people or tourists who have visited Lyon and paid attention at road signs I think
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Level 36
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 36
Feb 25, 2019
lol
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Level 36
Feb 25, 2019
Estonia is holy with spaniels ooh
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Level 36
Feb 25, 2019
vot
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Level 47
Mar 28, 2019
Nice.
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Level 40
Sep 6, 2019
Got all But missed Paris
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Level 9
May 4, 2020
Well, it looks easier when you are french !
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Level 40
Oct 8, 2020
Marseille nice Bordeaux Toulouse Strasbourg Lille Montpellier Dijon and Reims are hard