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Which City in France?

Name these French cities based on their starting letter and a description.
Last updated: November 09, 2017
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Description
Letter
City
Capital of France
P
Paris
Largest French city on the Mediterranean
M
Marseille
There's a "new" one in America
O
Orleans
Hosts Europe's most well-known film festival
C
Cannes
Most populous city on the Riviera
N
Nice
Closest French town to Great Britain
C
Calais
This city's "Fête des Lumières" draws 3-4 million visitors each December
L
Lyon
Home to the EU Parliament
S
Strasbourg
Home to the papacy in the 1300s
A
Avignon
British troops evacuated from here in 1940
D
Dunkirk
Its name means "The Harbour"
L
Le Havre
Capital of France, 1940-44
V
Vichy
Monet painted this northern city's cathedral
R
Rouen
City that shares the name of France's most famous palace
V
Versailles
Largest city on Corsica
A
Ajaccio
A famous type of mustard comes from here
D
Dijon
Capital of French Polynesia, on the island of Tahiti
P
Papeete
This town holds a 24 hour auto race
L
Le Mans
Home to Airbus, it is known as "The Pink City"
T
Toulouse
The wine capital of the world
B
Bordeaux
Large city near the border with Belgium
L
Lille
Capital of French Guiana
C
Cayenne
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level 67
Nov 9, 2017
No, it is not Salzburg or Salsburg... Saltsburg...
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level 57
Jan 4, 2018
Salzburg is in Austria ^^
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level 60
Jan 8, 2018
Hang on? Are you confusing Salzburg and Strasbourg here or am I missing something?
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level 69
Nov 10, 2017
I can't believe with the 86.4 spelling permutations of Papeete I tried, that I did not manage to stumble on the right one. You run a tight ship, Quizzy Dude.
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level 24
Jan 4, 2018
I got away with sloppy spellings for Bordeaux and Strasbourg (don't even know if I got them right here).
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level 77
Nov 10, 2017
great format, really enjoyed this quiz
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level 79
Nov 11, 2017
Liege? Nope.. not Lüttich? Oh yeah that's one and the same. I should've gotten that one!
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level 56
Dec 19, 2017
? Why would Liege be in a quiz about France?
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level 63
Jan 4, 2018
That's silly indeed. Liege is in Belgium.
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level 69
Nov 26, 2017
nice to see something non american! i really loved it quizmaster.
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level 32
Jan 4, 2018
Good quizz. But Vichy has never been the capital of France. It was the (unofficial) capital of the "French state", the Nazi collaborationist government during most part of WWII. So I think it should be "Capital of French state, 1940-44". Please consider it.
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level 60
Jan 4, 2018
France - French state. What's the difference?
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level 63
Jan 4, 2018
You say France, I say Fron-say
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level 35
Jan 4, 2018
There is a huge one. Officially the French government withdrawed in London after 1940. That means Vichy representatives were not officially considered as a legal government despite the fact there were the result of "legal elections" from the Assembly. Moreover France is a geographic conception and not the official denomination. Diplomatically speaking it is the French Republic. As we shall not say Russia but Russian Federation or Taiwan instead of Republic of China. If the quiz aims to be punctilious the question is biased.
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level 63
Jan 4, 2018
I guess Grey Poupon is not in France.
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level 67
Jan 5, 2018
Party on.
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level 65
Jan 4, 2018
Many of these are not cities.
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level 58
Jan 4, 2018
In the french administration there is nothing that states what is officially a city. In practice we call a "ville" any town with more dans 15/20000 inhabitants. So all of those featured in the quiz are okay.
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level 35
Jan 4, 2018
Actually that's wrong. According to the INSEE which is the official statistics bureau a city is considered as such when its population reaches 2000 inhabitants. But there are some disparities in the conception of "cities" between France and UK for example.
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level 56
Jan 4, 2018
Nice picture of Nice at the top - nicely done!
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level 69
Jan 4, 2018
great job! must say, i found it pretty straightforward, apart from the two cities in overseas territories. Basically you could write down any major french city and expect to get a hit. I would add the yellow boxes to make the quiz more challenging
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level 56
Jan 4, 2018
Je suis fabuleuse! Tous correct et 1:44 en excess!
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level 46
Jan 4, 2018
ouiiiii
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level 52
Jan 4, 2018
Could NOT spell Papeete to save myself, damnit! >:-(
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level 45
Jan 9, 2018
Ouf ! As a French guy I got everything, would be a pity if not...
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level 40
Jan 30, 2018
Moi j'ai eu deux erreurs... La honte sur moi
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level 45
Jan 12, 2018
I always thought Dunkirk is in Belgium
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level 40
Jan 30, 2018
There is an harbour to Le Havre... But Le Havre doesn't mean Harbour
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level 37
Mar 7, 2018
Noun. havre m (plural havres). (archaic or dialectal) harbour.