Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Quiz on Paris: How Well do You Know the City of Lights?

Bet you didn't know these facts about Paris, France...

We have run many scavenger hunts for groups in Paris. In that time, we have amassed a list of crazy facts about Paris. Here is a quiz for you to take... see if you can get the right answers! :)

To learn what these off-beat Paris facts are here is a little quiz about Paris. Do you know the answers to these items? Those with the most insider local experience are likely to do well!

  1. At Place Denfert-Rochereau, you may find...
    • a psychic in a trailer

    • a street mime on a cart

    • a stripper on a moped

    • an acrobat on a lion

  2. At Place des Vosges, you may find... 
    • a statue of a bird with a pigeon sitting on its head

    • a statue of a horse with a tree coming out of its stomach

    • a statue of a dragon with flames coming out of its nose

    • a statue of Victor Hugo reading a book by Emile Zola

  3. In the Jardin des Plantes, you may find a statue of...
    • a penguin playing hopscotch
    • an elephant sitting on a giraffe
    • a lion eating a human foot
    • an eagle killing a snake
  4. Rue Bobillot on the Butte Aux Cailles you may find...
    • a tire fire
    • a spring water drinking fountain
    • a waterfall
    • a hot air balloon
  5. The police station of the 12th arrondissement features...
    • an obscene doorway
    • France's largest pair of handcuffs
    • huge replicas of Michelangelo statues of naked men
    • speakers playing classical music non-stop

  6. Near Place des Abbesses you can find...
    • a fountain with a hose to splash other people
    • a street-mime school for the blind

    • free trampolines colored purple

    • an "I love you" wall in 250 different languages
  7. On Rue des Saules in Montmartre you can see...
    • a vinyard that produces wine each year
    • the only baseball field in Paris
    • a small garden of genetically modified pineapple plants
    • a snowboarding half pipe
  8. Which of the following is a real street name in the Marais?

    • Rue du Harcèlement (Harrassment street)
    • Rue de la Petite Fessées (Little Spanking street)
    • Rue des Mauvais Garçons (Bad Boys street)
    • Rue des Filles Coquines (Naughty Girls street)
**Photo Credit: Flickr CC - Some rights reserved by Moyan Brenn

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