The Rivers of France – Quiz
Aug14

The Rivers of France – Quiz

France is blessed with a plethora of rivers that, over the millennia, have shaped its landscape. They have carved out gorges, laid down flood plains and provided wetlands and marshes for  a variety of wildlife. Rivers were used as trade routes even during times of pre history and as such towns and cities grew up on their banks. Some of the cities in the estuaries of the major rivers still operate as ports. Less trade is done along the river routes now as goods are moved by road and rail much more efficiently. Today the rivers satisfy the demand for leisure and adventure. Fishing, cruising and watersports form the bulk of what is sometimes referred to “tourisme fluvial” How well do you know your French rivers? Can you name the any of the major rivers in France? Which cities are on which river? The following is a quiz to test your knowledge of the rivers of France. How did you do? Did you have to refer to a map or Wikipedia? Photographs that were not taken by me are from www.commons.wikimedia.org; www.dreamtime.com; www.depositphotos.com all used with the appropriate...

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French Cities Quiz
Jul23

French Cities Quiz

How well do you know French cities? Which city sits on the banks of the Garonne? Where are Airbus Industries located? In which city would you find the Moulin Rouge? If you know the answers to any of these then try the French cities quiz below. How did you do? Which question did you find most difficult? Here’s one more question: Where would you find this cafe? Write your answers in the comments below. You might find this post helpful – Five in the...

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Where in France
Jul11

Where in France

Here’s something to puzzle over. The photograph of this French city has been distorted into a “planet”. Can you identify the city? It is a view of the city often seen in photographs in guidebooks and brochures as it illustrates a particular characteristic of the city and one from which it gets its nickname. Can you identify this city? Any idea “Where in France…” it is? Do you know the city’s nickname. You can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WIF01. If we mutually follow each other on Twitter then you could send me a direct message with your answer, not forgetting the hashtag #WIF01. Alternatively you can also click the contact tab above and send me an e-mail with the answer. Good luck. Answer next Wednesday 16th July 2014 at 10:00pm [BST] This puzzle also appears on www.travelunpacked.co.uk the sister website of France Unpacked   The answer is...

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