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France by Picture

Name these people, places, and things associated with France.
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Last updated: March 10, 2018
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(Cathedral)
(Theater)
(Series of Paintings)
(Region)
(Company)
(French invention)
(Former palace)
(Bridge to nowhere)
Pont d'Avignon
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level 80
Mar 10, 2018
If you accept "Eiffel" for the Tour d'Eiffel, maybe you would accept "Louvre" for Musee' du Louvre?
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level ∞
Mar 10, 2018
Fixed, thanks.
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level 61
Jun 19, 2018
Maybe it's nitpicking, but, on that picture you can barely see nothing of Louvre Museum. This is only the entrance to the museum. My opinion...
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level 25
Jun 19, 2018
Yes it shows the "Pyramide du Louvre", not the "Musée du Louvre".
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level 68
Dec 10, 2018
... but it's fairly obvious what the answer should be.
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level 76
Feb 5, 2019
It's a clue, it doesn't have to be exhaustive. The image for the series of paintings doesn't show the whole series. And thankfully people have made movies about things other than the moon.
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level 86
Mar 10, 2018
For the 5th photo, I would suggest you simply allow the commonly used name, but great quiz, thanks
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level 76
Mar 11, 2018
Technically Marie Antoinette was Austrian
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level 73
Mar 11, 2018
I've never associated her with Austria
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level 75
Mar 11, 2018
Austrian born. Better not get too much into where the royalty is technically from (Is Philip VI of Spain half Greek? Or is that almost half German? Is Duke of Edniburgh Greek?)
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level 75
Jun 19, 2018
Darling: I'm as British as Queen Victoria! Blackadder: So your father's German, you're half German, and you married a German!
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level 57
Jun 19, 2018
The Greek royal family is from Denmark... It's all very confusing! :-)
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level 76
Oct 26, 2019
You should probably stop treating them like national royalty.
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level 72
Mar 12, 2018
With the moon one, you may want to be more specific about what you are seeking. I tried every variation of the man in the moon that I could think of only to find that I was way off base.
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level 77
Mar 12, 2018
It's a pretty famous early film. France didn't invent the Moon, just in case anyone was wondering.
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level 68
Mar 12, 2018
Anyone else see that picture and think of a Smashing Pumpkins video?
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level 78
Mar 19, 2018
Their video is inspired by Georges Méliès's movie.
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level 68
Mar 13, 2018
I tried cheese...
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level 73
Jun 19, 2018
I tried man in the moon first, then cheese, then gave up. I know they didn't invent the moon, but I thought maybe they were the first to have folklore about the man in the moon. Didn't get the reference to the movie.
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level 50
Jun 20, 2018
Agree that the moon clue is too vague. I tried “le voyage dans la lune”, “a trip to the moon”,”Sci fi”, “sci fi genre”, “science fiction”, “science fiction movie” etc and eventually gave up!
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level 73
Mar 12, 2018
I never knew the Pont d'Avignon was a bridge to nowhere. I've been to Avignon and even did the "Sur le Pont d'Avignon" folk dance literally on the bus to Avignon and still didn't recognize it. Dangit!
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level 21
Jan 23, 2019
it's just that all the dancers of the song are dying on the bridge because it breaks
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level 60
Mar 12, 2018
I wish you would accept The Nympheas for the Monet painting.
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level 73
Jun 19, 2018
Except the original name doesn't have "The" in it...
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level 23
Jun 28, 2018
Agreed. Several of the answers are in french, but the painting series is in english with no variations accepted. I tried nympheas several times, with different spellings...
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level 39
Mar 12, 2018
Good quizz... but you should accept the real name of the Monet's series of paintings : les nympheas. "Water lilies" is just a translation, not the original name. Thanks https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_Lilies_(Monet_series)
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level 78
Mar 19, 2018
Nympheas should definitely be accepted.
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level 58
May 27, 2018
Yes: please include original title of Nympheas for Monet's "water lilies" (I spent an afternoon in "Giverny" where Monet's house can be visited, including the gardens and the famous water lily ponds. Very close to Paris, worth a detour)
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level 48
May 25, 2018
would asking for cdg be too much?
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level 61
Jun 19, 2018
well, as "gaul" is enough to get the answer, I see no point in not accepting "cdg"
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level 68
Jun 18, 2018
The Pont d'Avignon wasn't always a bridge to nowhere. God told a young 12th century shepherd called Bénezet that there must be a bridge across the mighty Rhone. It was nearly a kilometer long on completion and was used for centuries. Today you can see where it went to, as the impressive Tour Philip le Bel in Villeneuve-lez-Avignon, where the bridge ended, still stands.
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level 67
Jun 19, 2018
Pont D'Avignon is the tourist name, the bridge to nowhere is actually Pont Saint-Benezet.
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level 49
Jun 19, 2018
Should accept Etretat for the region where it accepts Normandy as it is more specifically the location pictured (Etretat is the shown, which is in the region of Normandy).
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level 78
Jun 21, 2018
As you said, the question asks for a region, and Étretat is just a town...
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level 38
Nov 18, 2018
my boyfriend proposed to me in normandy...so its kinda spesh...♥️♥️♥️😘♥️😘♥️😘😘♥️😘♥️😘
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level 14
Jun 19, 2018
good
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level 57
Jun 22, 2018
great
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level 59
Jun 24, 2018
Of course I wrote ''channel'' instead of ''Chanel''... smh
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level 86
Jul 25, 2018
Can we please accept L'arc de Triomphe? I typed it six times before thinking to delete the "L" at the beginning!
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level 65
Aug 2, 2019
Instead of asking more to be accepted, here is a request to accept less. I tried macaroon to see if it would be accepted. And it was, now that wouldnt be a problem at all if that was allready a name for something else.

Difference between macaroon and macaron in a picture

No use to spread more confusion

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level 65
Aug 2, 2019
I always forget if I have ticked the suggestion box or not... (still waiting for that to remain available in edit ;) )
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level 74
Dec 25, 2019
Wow, you're absolutely right, Sifhraven. This is twice now that I've been credited with a correct answer for that image and an answer of "macaroon". But I was wrong. A macaroon is completely different. By being credited with a correct answer, I learned nothing.

Fortunately, scrolling through the comments, I came across yours and the link you provide. Thanks for pointing this out. Now, I've actually learned something.
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level 63
Oct 2, 2019
Apparently I can't spell Versailles. DOH!