Are you a lover of all things French? Do you dream of strolling through the streets of Paris, sipping espresso at a café in Lyon, or basking in the warm sun on the French Riviera?
Whether you’re planning your first trip to France or you’re a seasoned traveler who finds yourself going back time and time again, this France trivia quiz is the perfect way to test your knowledge of this beautiful country! (And if you’re a fan of all things Europe, you’ll love our Europe trivia quiz here!)
From famous landmarks and iconic fashion brands to traditional French traditions and foods, these fun France trivia questions and answers cover it all.
If you’re having a France-themed night with your friends/fam, grab a glass of wine, get that charcuterie plate set up, and get ready to put your France knowledge to the test!
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France Trivia Round 1: General Knowledge About France
Who was the French engineer who built the Eiffel Tower?
Answer: Gustave Eiffel
Which city in the world is considered the city of love and is the most traveled to city on Valentine’s Day?
Answer: Paris, France
What country imported three out of every four industrial robots in 2014–China, Germany, USA, or France?
Can you name the national dog breed of France?
How do you say ‘I love you’ in French?
Answer: “Je t’aime”
How do you say ‘I don’t know’ in French?
Answer: “Je ne sais pas”
How do you say ‘omelet with cheese’ in French?
Answer: “Omelette au fromage”
What is the name of the largest bicycle race in France?
Answer: Tour de France
What type of bug was flown in from France to Australia in 2014 to help dispose of cattle droppings, which attracted millions of flies?
Answer: Dung beetles
In France, what is celebrated on Bastille Day?
Answer: The anniversary of the fall of the Bastille in Paris on July 14, 1789 (French Revolution)
From which country do French fries originate?
Which French festival celebrates the start of spring with music, dancing, and flowers, and was first held in 1982?
Answer: Fête de la Musique
What is the currency used in France?
What is the name of the mountain range that separates France from Spain?
What is the name of the famous French cheese that is known for its strong smell and flavor?
Who directed the 2017 movie Dunkirk, which tells the story of the evacuation of British soldiers from France during World War II?
Answer: Christopher Nolan
What is the name of the French art museum that is home to the famous painting “Mona Lisa”?
What is the name of the French river that runs through Paris and is known for its romantic bridges?
Answer: The Seine
Which 2013 animated movie, set in France, tells the story of a young orphan girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina?
Answer: Ballerina (titled Leap! in the United States)
What are the three colors of the French flag?
Answer: Blue, white, and red.
France Trivia Round 2: All About French Food
Which traditional French dish is made with snails that are cooked in garlic butter and served in their shells?
Served at Christmas in France a ‘marron glace’ is a candied what?
What is the name of the French region that is known for its oysters and seafood production?
Which French festival celebrates the new year with a feast of oysters and champagne, and is typically held on December 31st?
Which traditional French dish is made with beef that is slowly cooked in red wine, bacon, and vegetables?
Answer: Boeuf Bourguignon
Which iconic establishment founded in 1903 is best known for its signature hot chocolate, also known as “L’Africain”, as well as its pastries, including the popular Mont-Blanc dessert made with meringue, whipped cream, and chestnut cream?
What is the name of the French dish made with sliced potatoes, cream, and cheese, and is often served as a side dish or main course?
Answer: Gratin Dauphinois
What is the name of the French dish made with raw beef that is finely chopped and served with capers, onions, and a raw egg yolk?
Answer: Steak Tartare
Literally meaning ‘everything in its place’, which 3-word French term describes the measuring and preparation of ingredients prior to cooking?
Answer: Mise en place
Which fruit, known as pomme d’amour in France, was wrongly thought in Medieval times to be poisonous?
What kind of grind would you be using if you wanted to make coffee in a French press?
Answer: Coarsely ground
What is the traditional French Christmas dessert that is shaped like a log and made with sponge cake and buttercream?
Answer: Bûche de Noël
Which French festival celebrates the arrival of the new wine each year, typically on the third Thursday of November?
Answer: Beaujolais Nouveau
What is the name of the French dish made with chicken that is cooked in wine, bacon, mushrooms, and onions?
Answer: Coq au Vin
What is the name of the French dish made with fish that is cooked in a white wine and cream sauce with mushrooms and onions?
Answer: Sole Meunière
What is the name of the French dish made with shredded potatoes that are fried until crispy and served in a round shape?
What is the name of the French dish made with puff pastry and filled with cream or custard and topped with powdered sugar?
France Trivia Round 3: French Cities
In which city would you be able to find the Disneyland Paris theme park in France?
Answer: Marne-la-Vallée, about 32 kilometers (20 miles) east of Paris.
In what region of France can you find vast stretches of lavender fields?
Which city in the south of France is known for its beautiful beaches and Promenade des Anglais?
What is the name of the French region that is most famously known for its sparkling wine production and famous cathedral?
Which storybook-looking city in the east of France is known for its Christmas markets and Petite France neighborhood?
Which city in the Loire Valley is known for its châteaux, including Château de Chambord and Château de Cheverny?
Which city in the north of France is known for its belfry and Grand Place?
Which French city is known as the wine capital of France?
Which city in the east of France is known for its mustard and Palace of the Dukes and Estates of Burgundy?
Which city in the south of France is known for its lavender fields and Pont Saint-Bénézet?
Which city in the north of France is known for its Gothic cathedral and Palace of Tau?
Papeete, the capital city of French Polynesia, is on which island?
Which city in the east of France is known for its Art Nouveau architecture and Place Stanislas?
Which city in the north of France is known for its Gothic cathedral and Musée des Beaux-Arts?
Which city in the east of France is known for its Christmas markets and Musée Unterlinden?
France Trivia Round 4: Landmarks In France
Where in the world would you find the Notre Dame Cathedral?
Answer: Paris, France.
Which historic French cabaret, home of the high-kicking cancan, celebrated its 125th birthday in October 2014?
Answer: Moulin Rouge.
What is the name of the group of more than 3,000 megalithic standing stones in the French village of Carnac, Brittany?
Answer: The Carnac Stones.
Which palace in Versailles was built by Louis XIV and features a famous Hall of Mirrors?
Answer: Palace of Versailles
What is the name of the island monastery located off the coast of Normandy, which inspired the novel “The Name of the Rose”?
Answer: Mont Saint-Michel
What is the name of the Roman amphitheater in Nîmes, one of the best preserved in the world?
Answer: Arena of Nîmes
The Flame of Liberty, located near the Eiffel Tower, was originally a gift to the United States from France. It commemorates a historical event. What event does it commemorate?
Answer: The Flame of Liberty commemorates the bicentennial of the French Revolution and symbolizes the enduring friendship between France and the United States.
What is the name of the palace in Nice, built by Russian aristocrats and now a museum?
Answer: Villa Kérylos
True or false: The Eiffel Tower was initially intended to be a temporary structure for the 1889 World Fair Exposition.
What is the name of the medieval abbey in Burgundy, known for its Romanesque architecture and famous wines?
Answer: Cluny Abbey
What is the name of the fortress in the Pyrenees, built by the Cathars and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site?
Answer: Montségur Castle
What is the name of the palace in Fontainebleau, once a hunting lodge and now a museum?
Answer: Château de Fontainebleau
What is the name of the Roman aqueduct in Provence, known for its impressive arches and engineering?
Answer: Pont du Gard
The city of Marseille is located on the Mediterranean coast of France.
The Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris is primarily known for its modern architectural style.
Answer: False. The Notre-Dame Cathedral is known for its Gothic architectural style.
Alsace is a region in eastern France known for its unique blend of cultural influences. Which two countries have historically played a significant role in shaping Alsace’s identity?
Answer: Germany and France.
France Trivia Round 5: French Fashion and Pop Culture
Which chef and TV host who mastered the art of French cooking was presented with the Medal of Freedom at age 91 in 2003?
Answer: Julia Child
Which French fashion house is known for its iconic quilted handbags and tweed jackets, featuring the interlocking CC logo?
Which French fashion legend, who popularized the women’s pantsuit in the 1970s, retired from the industry in 2002?
Answer: Yves Saint Laurent
What is the name of the French brand that is famous for its luxury scarves and silk accessories, often featuring equestrian motifs and the iconic H logo?
What is the name of the French brand that is famous for its red-soled shoes and high heels, featuring a signature red color and often seen on celebrities?
Answer: Christian Louboutin
What is the name of the French brand that is famous for its iconic monogrammed canvas bags and luggage, featuring its logo and brown and gold color scheme?
Answer: Louis Vuitton
What is the name of the French brand that specializes in luxury leather goods, including handbags and shoes, featuring the iconic horse and jockey logo and often seen in shades of red and brown?
Which French fashion house is known for its elegant and timeless designs in women’s fashion, featuring the iconic CD logo and often seen in shades of black, white, and navy?
What is the name of the French brand that specializes in luxury lingerie and intimate apparel, featuring delicate lace and the iconic LP logo?
Answer: La Perla
What is the name of the French brand that is famous for its iconic and most recognizable style of traditional French fisherman shirts (Breton striped shirts), featuring blue and white stripes?
Answer: Saint James
What is the name of the French brand that is known for its edgy and avant-garde designs in women’s fashion, featuring bold prints and metallic accents?
Which Oscar-nominated 2000 film stars Juliette Binoche as a mysterious woman who opens up a confectionery shop in a small town in France?
In which 2012 movie does plantation owner Calvin Candie, who doesn’t know a word of French, insist on being called “Monsieur”?
Answer: Django Unchained
Which animated character celebrated its 42nd birthday in 2006 with a new film starring Steve Martin as a French detective who doesn’t have a clue?
Answer: The Pink Panther
France Trivia Round 6: French History And Figures
Who founded the first film production company in France, which created more than 400 films from 1896 to 1913 — was it Pierre Étaix, August Lumiere, or Georges Méliès?
Answer: Georges Méliès
What was the name of the last Queen of France?
Answer: Marie Antoinette
“Luncheon of the Boating Party” (1881), “Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette” (1876), and “The Umbrellas” (1881-1885) were all paintings by which French painter?
Answer: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Which peasant girl led the French army at Orléans during the Hundred Years’ War?
Answer: Joan of Arc
What was the name of the French king who built the Palace of Versailles?
Answer: Louis XIV
Who was the French leader who led the country during World War II and helped establish the European Union?
Answer: Charles de Gaulle
Who was the first queen of France?
Answer: Anne of Kiev
Who was the French writer and philosopher who wrote “The Social Contract” and “Emile”?
Answer: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
What French Emperor was notorious for both his height and his temper as he came into power after the French Revolution?
Answer: Napoleon Bonaparte
Which was the first practical color photography process, introduced in France in 1907 by Auguste and Louis Lumière?
Which French artist painted the Water Lilies?
Answer: Claude Monet
Which American rapper mogul boosted sales for Ciroc, the French vodka brand. selling a million cases in 2011 as its brand ambassador?
What was the name of the French queen who was married to Louis XVI and was executed during the French Revolution?
Answer: Marie Antoinette
Who was the French writer who wrote “Les Misérables” and “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame”?
Answer: Victor Hugo
Who was the first king of France?
Answer: Clovis I
Who was the French philosopher who wrote “The Age of Reason” and advocated for religious tolerance and separation of church and state?
What was the name of the terrorist attack that took place in Paris in November 2015, killing 130 people?
Answer: The November 2015 Paris attacks
And that concludes our France trivia quiz! So…how many did you get right? Also, let us know in the comments if you want more geography quizzes like this!
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