And "bonsoir" might just work as well
50 million artillery shells, more or less, were fired around the little town from February to December. To this day, numerous people are killed every year from WW1 shells there and much of the surrounding area is forbidden area where nothing grows even 100 years later.
Historically, Verdun was a division line between Germanic and Latin speaking Europe. Charlemagne was crowned in 800 A.D. as emperor of the Franks when his empire unified all of what were always traditional German & French lands. He was the 1st ruler to control large swaths of German and French areas since the Roman Empire and would be the last until Napoleon, then Hitler. The empire was divided soon thereafter with the Treaty of Verdun. It was a heavily fortified symbolic town at the dividing line for the next 11 centuries.
But at least it's French, which is not the case for Québec.
Great quiz btw