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French Facts

Guess these answers that pertain to the country of France.
Last updated: November 04, 2018
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Biggest city
Paris
Most famous landmark
Eiffel Tower
Longest river
Loire
July 14th holiday
Bastille Day
Early Roman name for France
Gaul
Tallest mountain
Mont Blanc
Longest-reigning King
Louis XIV
Dynasty he was part of ^
Bourbon
And the palace he lived in
Versailles
Early 19th century conqueror
Napoleon
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Most famous art musuem
Musée du Louvre
Most well-known newspaper
Le Monde
Famous bike race
Tour de France
Great 8th century king
Charlemagne
Liberty, Equality, …
Fraternity
Stereotypical French hat
Beret
Symbol on the French royal coat of arms
Fleur-de-lis
National anthem
La Marseillaise
Woman who “personifies” France
Marianne
Most famous street
Champs-Élysées
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level 46
May 7, 2013
Hi, Napoleon was mainly a 19th century conqueror
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level ∞
May 7, 2013
Fixed!
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level 21
May 7, 2013
should accept antoinette for "Women who personifies France"
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level 40
May 25, 2013
Antoinette was German.
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level 71
Aug 23, 2013
Austrian. And she doesn't personify France in any case.
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level 43
Oct 29, 2015
Nope.
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level 2
Dec 5, 2015
No, because Marianne is the woman and the only woman who personifies France, like Uncle Sam for USA ;)
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level 34
Jul 25, 2016
You could argue that Jeanne d'Arc has many characteristics which could personify France, but I'd agree that Marianne is more used.
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level 32
May 7, 2013
Wow, three out of five comments are insulting. Interesting, that's the first country quiz where I notice that. --and Mappo is totally right
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level 50
May 7, 2013
Longest-reigning not reining. Just a note.
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level 70
May 8, 2013
"Women" who personifies? Is there more than one Marianne? Was this quiz written by a sixth grader?
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level 83
Oct 16, 2013
No need to be insulting.
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level 22
May 10, 2013
I kept forgetting the last s in Versailles. lol
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level 31
May 17, 2013
I only got 5. I'm an Ugly American.
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level 22
Sep 19, 2013
Nice one :p I'm french so I guess it was easier for me ! ^^
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level 2
Dec 5, 2015
Pareil ! :)
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level 68
Jul 19, 2018
Non Pareil!
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level 69
Apr 15, 2014
Maybe a bit more leniency in the spelling of "La Marseillaise"?
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level 66
Nov 7, 2014
La Mayonaisse. :D
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level 53
Apr 28, 2014
Should be "longest reiGning king" and "womAn who personifies"....
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level 49
May 30, 2014
How could I miss La Marseillaise?
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level 48
Jun 3, 2014
Unfortunately I forgot that the anthem's title was feminine rather than masculine. French is difficult!
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level 62
Jun 22, 2014
Please change Women to Woman for Marianne - that through me off for a long time, thinking it was a group or type of women.
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level ∞
Jun 22, 2014
Fixed
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level 65
Jul 3, 2014
The dynasty Louis XIV was part of is the Capetians. Bourbon is only a branch of it, Valois is another one. During his trial in 1792, the French revolutionaries called him "citizen Louis Capet" as if he was the direct descendant of Hugh Capet who founded the dynasty in 987.
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level 35
Dec 4, 2015
Although this is technically true, Valois, Orleans, Bourbon etc are all considered houses in their own right so his house should be Bourbon, not Capet
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level 2
Dec 5, 2015
Louis XIV : 1661-1715 And during the Revolution, it was Louis XVI !
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level 64
Sep 13, 2017
Yes, I agree. 'Widow Capet' and all...
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level 22
Jul 7, 2014
Thanks for that quiz. This is fun it's fun when you are french to see what other countries learned about yours. However the 14th of July celebrates "la fête de la fédération" : it's 1790 and not the Bastille day on year before (1789). Most of french people don't even know that but that's actually the truth!
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level 43
Oct 29, 2015
True that!
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level 75
Jul 7, 2014
Had no clue for the "woman who personifies France". I tried Joan of Arc, Marie Antoinette, Claudette Colbert, Bridget Bardot, and Coco Chanel before giving up.
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level 66
Nov 7, 2014
Only thing I could think of for that was Chanel, then I gave up. No idea who Marianne was/is.
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level 43
Oct 29, 2015
Marianne is the french equivalent of Columbia.
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level 71
Dec 2, 2015
I kept trying Liberty or Lady Liberty, because Marianne is the female allegory of Liberty. Then I remembered an obscure reference from my 18th century French literature class in college.
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level 58
Sep 13, 2017
I tried edith piaf too
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level 59
Sep 19, 2015
read "famous bike raceR" all the time and couldn't come up with name. stupid.
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level 75
Dec 2, 2015
I got Iditarod stuck in my head for some reason, and nothing else would come.
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level 61
Dec 2, 2015
Too many of these questions are not based on fact but on opinion, such as when you use "most famous."
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level 37
Dec 4, 2015
I think 'brotherhood' should be accepted for 'fraternity'. I only know the French expression 'liberté, egalité, fraternité' so I tried answering the question by translating 'fraternité'
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level 2
Dec 5, 2015
Hello, I'm French and I've never seen Bastille day ! ;) Maybe it's in english ! 14th july is "La prise de la Bastille" and it's fleur de lys and not fleur de lis ! :)
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level 80
May 6, 2016
Please accept Tour Eiffel. I was confused when it didn't work and assumed you were looking for a different landmark.
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level 25
Jan 13, 2017
Charlemagne was an emperor not a king...
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level 64
Jan 25, 2017
Too France-centric, please fix.
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level 56
Jan 25, 2017
I've tried with lily for fleur-de-lis, but didn't succeed. Technically, that is lily, isn't it?
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level 50
Dec 21, 2018
the flower represented in the fleur de lis, might be a lily, but the symbol is not called that. (if the question was what flower is represented in the symbol it could be correct)
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level 48
Feb 27, 2017
There's a typo: "most famous art 'musuem'' instead of "museum".
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level 47
Mar 2, 2017
score 18 ..should have been 19 if i had got beret
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level 70
Aug 27, 2017
Some of these comments are hysterical. And the funniest ones are from the people with absolutely no sense of humor.
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level 50
Dec 21, 2018
Such as which? didnt see any particular funny ones, but some might ve been deleted. Someone said there were several insulting ones, but before his date of writing I couldnt find any of those either. I guess it differs what people find funny or insulting ( in case nothing is deleted)
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level 38
May 9, 2018
accept Burret
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level 68
May 9, 2018
What is a Burret?
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level 39
May 11, 2018
Knew a few more than I got cos I couldn't spell them right, was crap at French in school as well...
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level 50
Dec 21, 2018
I must not be the only one who answered jeanne d'arc/joan of arc, instead of marianne. I had never heard of that. (and tried looking it up just now and some sites states that "she" is based on jeann d'arc actually, but others sites dont). I think many people will have tried jeanne d'arc, she is internationally known. But you could argue indeed about the "personifies" part of the question. If it had said represents or something, then jeanne d'arc would be a better answer but yea she is not exactly a personification.
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