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Word Chain - France

Guess these words related to France. The last letter of each word is the same as the first letter of the next word.
All the answers are a single word, but can be hyphenated
Last updated: July 20, 2017
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Capital of France
Paris
Country on France's eastern border
Switzerland
Fashion designer: Christian ____
Dior
Paris theatre famous for can-can
dancing: Moulin _____
Rouge
French word for water
Eau
D-day beach named for a U.S. state
Utah
Muslim head covering banned
in public schools
Hijab
Tallest mountain in France: Mont _____
Blanc
President of France: 1995-2007
Chirac
Crescent-shaped pastry
Croissant
High speed train (three letters)
TGV
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One of the deadliest battles of WWI
Verdun
Frenchman who conquered
most of Europe
Napoleon
"Pleasant" city on the Riviera
Nice
Snail in French cuisine
Escargot
Largest island in French Polynesia
Tahiti
International police organization
based in Lyon
Interpol
Painter: Henri de Toulouse-________
Lautrec
French word for five
Cinq
French-speaking province of Canada
Quebec
French word often followed by "d'etat"
Coup
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level 77
Jul 18, 2017
Plenty of time left at the end to try every letter between T and V to get TGV.
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level 80
Jul 18, 2017
Train à grand vitesse. Literally.
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level 73
Jul 18, 2017
yep...love it. Hey Jacques...what should we call zis train, eh? Dunno...what about "really fast train?" I love eet...let's abbreviate eet so eet sounds more impressive...hon hon hon... French accents are hard to type...
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level 60
Aug 29, 2017
It worked. I started reading it with a French Accent from Jacques on.
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level 22
Jun 19, 2018
Train à grande vitesse. Don't forget the "e" ;)
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level 66
Sep 12, 2018
It's still pretty well known. Why bother randomly plug in answers? You're testing yourself, not trying to cheat a little for a grade in school.
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level 67
Jul 18, 2017
Never heard of Lautrec. The rest were fairly get-able but I would have had as much of guessing his name if the question was in Cantonese.
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level 73
Jul 18, 2017
He's the can-can dancer guy. I guarantee you have seen his paintings before.
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level 52
Oct 22, 2018
As a child he broke both legs, and they did not heal properly. As a result, his legs ceased to grow, so that as an adult he was extremely short (1.42 m or 4 ft 8 in). He developed an adult-sized torso, while retaining his child-sized legs
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level 47
Jul 20, 2017
It's Mont Blanc, not Mount Blanc
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level ∞
Jul 20, 2017
Rookie mistake. Now fixed.
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level 55
Jul 20, 2017
I don't think Napoleon conquered 'most' of Europe - at least not in the sense of more than half of it. Europe is quite big.
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level 38
Jul 20, 2017
Remember that we're talking about 19th Century Europe here.
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level 59
Oct 30, 2017
He never conquered Northern Europe, the European part of the Ottoman Empire, most of European Russia, Portugal and of course the British Isles. I think it's fair to say Napoleon didn't conquer more than half of Europe. Nonetheless, all the places he did conquer (or held indirect power over) made up an empire comparable to the Roman Empire.
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level 72
Oct 30, 2017
it hasn't grown physically in the last 200 years.
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level 60
Oct 30, 2017
Which is the same as today's Europe, so...
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level 68
Oct 30, 2017
It was only 'comparable' in the sense that you can compare it to the Roman empire to see how much smaller it was...
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level 51
Jul 20, 2017
Chef d'état is said as often as coup d'état in french and should be accepted, although I understand that english speaking persons most likely never heard of it.
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level 57
Jul 20, 2017
but "chef d'état" is not a french word used in english. "Coup" is ...
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level 57
Oct 30, 2017
Oh... And I really though, this quiz would be about French, not English?! But now I understand, why I had no idea, what this last question was about.....
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level 65
Oct 30, 2017
In word chain quizzes, the last letter of the last word is always the same is the first letter of the first word, so 'chef' is not an option.
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level 18
Feb 18, 2018
I didn't know this rule, which isn't written, and also tried "conseil d'état", "chef d'état" ... Maybe the Quizzmaster can mention it ?
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level 71
Jul 25, 2017
Why is there a question about a Canadian province in a quiz about France? French is a language, France is a country.
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level 76
Jan 2, 2018
Quebec did used to be owned by France though.
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level 66
Sep 12, 2018
English never did used to employ double past tenses.
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level 76
Apr 16, 2019
^ As an L1 speaker of contemporary English I think I am allowed to use it, if it comes naturally.
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level 66
Aug 30, 2018
Yes, but the quiz is about things related to France. A former French colony that still speaks French is certainly related to France.
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level 65
Oct 30, 2017
So few people know about Verdun. Maybe in part because they also didn't get TGV, but still...
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level 52
Dec 14, 2017
There were a lote of brutal WWI battles, so it would be hard to pinpoint one without the first or last letter.
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level 66
Sep 12, 2018
Ypres, Somme and Verdun were the major bloodbath battles. Ypres is in Belgium.
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level 66
Dec 4, 2018
Kept typing verdennes, verden, vieran, etc. Jeez
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level 71
Oct 30, 2017
pas trop difficile, 100% de toute façon. vive la france !
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level 63
Nov 11, 2018
D'accord, mon vieux.
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level 62
Oct 30, 2017
Just a minor niggle, Napoleon wasn't French, he was Italian, he was born in Corsica which was part of one of the Italian states at the time - his birth surname was Buonaparte...
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level 77
Oct 31, 2017
As I said about another quiz, Napoleon was born a few months after Corsica was conquered by France. You're wrong.
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level 38
Jan 23, 2018
To Markasol: And your point is? Hitler was born in Austria, yet he ruled Germany. Stalin was born in Georgia, yet he ruled the USSR. Corsica became part of France; Austria (during Hitler's reign) became part of Germany and Georgia became part of the USSR.
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level 58
Nov 12, 2017
too much time. Even a slow person like me had 2 minutes left