History of Paris

Try to answer these questions about the history of the city of Paris.
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Last updated: November 28, 2017
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What civilization established the city of Lutetia in 52 AD?
The Romans
What tribe, led by Clovis, established Paris as its capital in 511 AD?
The Franks
What group of people attacked Paris several times in the 800s, burning many of its churches?
What group's leaders were burned at the stake on the orders of King Philip in 1307?
Knights Templar
What famous Gothic cathedral was completed in 1345 after nearly 200 years of construction?
de Paris
What group of people were killed in the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre of 1572?
What beverage became popular in Paris in 1669 after a visit from the Ottoman ambassador?
To what underground location were 6 million sets of human remains transferred in the 18th century?
The Catacombs
What aerial invention was first demonstrated by the Montgolfier brothers in 1783?
Hot Air Balloon
What prison was stormed by a mob on July 14, 1789?
What queen was beheaded in 1793?
Marie Antoinette
What royal palace was turned into an art museum in 1793?
The Louvre
What famous annual art exhibition was organized by the Académie des Beaux-Arts?
The Salon
What type of wide roads were built during Haussmann's renovation of Paris from 1853-1870?
What country besieged and captured Paris in 1871?
What radical socialist government ruled Paris for sixty days in 1871?
Paris Commune
What Paris landmark was the tallest manmade structure in the world from 1889 to 1930?
Eiffel Tower
What type of dancing would you be likely to see at the Moulin Rouge around the turn of the century?
What race was held for the first time in 1903, starting and ending in Paris?
Tour de France
What satiric newspaper was attacked by Islamic extremists after printing a cartoon of Mohammad?
Charlie Hebdo
Level 69
Jun 4, 2017
I'm not too keen on the Lutetia clue- I think it can easily be interpreted as the person who founded it, so I just tried Roman emperors.
Level 72
Jun 4, 2017
I did exactly the same.
Level ∞
Jun 5, 2017
Sorry about that. Rewrote the clue.
Level 74
Jun 6, 2017
Spelling: Many of its churches
Level 77
Jun 15, 2017
Yep, the 3rd question needs to be fixed.
Level 81
Nov 27, 2017
It needs to be fixed, but dropping a word entirely can hardly be called a "spelling" error . . .
Level ∞
Nov 27, 2017
Level 79
Nov 27, 2017
Missed questions about art, dancing, and socialists. After answers revealed saw I should have known all 3, or at least I'd heard the answers before.
Level 71
Nov 28, 2017
I think the Lutetia question is misleading. The Romans did not found Lutetia: it already existed and it had Gallic or Celtic origins. The only thing that happened in 52AC is that the city was occupied by the Romans. Also, the "franks" question should also accept "merovingians" and "salians".
Level 79
Dec 2, 2017
Frequently when Romans would conquer an area they would found cities in areas where locals had already established small farms, settlements, or villages. Sometimes they would use local names for the Roman city.
Level 82
Apr 15, 2019
It hurts the heart to see Notre Dame burned today. Such an inspiring place.
Level 66
Jun 20, 2020
Several pages in the wikipedia refer to the year 508 AD when Paris became the main recidence of Clovis. Just said, but I did not further research on that date.