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Paris General Knowledge Crossword (+ PRINTABLE DOWNLOAD)

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Last Updated on 29th April 2020 by Sophie Nadeau

Fancy testing your French language and Paris history knowledge from the comfort of your own home? Here’s a Paris general knowledge crossword…

This morning I was sipping on my morning coffee and thinking about various ways I can help bring elements of Paris (and, of course, the city’s millennia worth of history) into your homes from afar. If you follow me over on Instagram, then you’ll know that I’m providing mini ‘virtual’ visits of Paris on my stories. These can also be found on my Instagram page under the ‘highlights section’.

Back to the other kinds of ways I can bring Paris into your homes, wherever you are in the world. I’ve created this post about how to create the Paris experience in your home and I’ve also created a step-by-step guide on ‘how to enjoy the art of the French apéro’. And if you’re looking for a soundtrack to enjoy while indulging in these French inspired activities, then check out this easy-listening French music playlist.

And that brings me onto what I’ve been working on this morning: a Paris general knowledge crossword (with a little bit of French language knowledge required). For example, if the answer to a question is ‘bird,’ then you would have to know the French equivalent, ‘oiseau’. Just below, you can find images to click on for printable versions of the quiz, followed by the answers. Scroll down the page further and the crossword and questions are embedded into this post itself!

Link to printable PDF with questions:


Link to printable PDF with answers:

Paris General Knowledge Crossword

For a printable PDF of the Paris general knowledge quiz, click here (or alternatively on the images above). For the answers to the quiz, click here. Otherwise, you can also find the questions and a picture of the crossword below! 

Paris General Knowledge Crossword


1 Patron Saint of Paris

10 Circa, roughly, about

20  Informal name for ‘dad’ in French

24 Oldest Cemetery in Paris, Cimetière du…

32  ‘And’ in French

37  Masculine singular pronoun

44 Ecclesiastical building which was badly damaged by fire in April 2019

52 Artificial bright lights found in Pigalle

59 Informal way of saying why’ in French

64 Interjection!

66 Giant cuddly toys featuring this animal pop up all over Paris during the summer months.

72 The noun for what happened to the Mona Lisa in 1911.

77 Famous Cabaret in Montmartre: the Lapin…

84 ‘He’ in French

90 This famous pedestrian bridge was once in use as the ‘love lock’ bridge

98 In French, it’s the Fleur-de-x,’ when you refer to a kind of stylised lily that adorns many a family crest and flag.

104 This is the oldest continuously operational café in Paris

111 Masculine French article for ‘the’


1  19th-Century Post-Impressionist Artist.

3  Emperor of France from 1804-1814.

8  French writer who wrote the Hunchback of Notre Dame

10  ‘Wine Cellar’ in French.

12  One of two natural islands on the River Seine.

17 A figure of this bird on a staff was carried into battle by the Grand Armée of Napoleon during the Napoleonic Wars.

22  How to say ‘bread’ in French

49  “To Love” in French

59  Surname of the French Prime Minister

68  Partner of Simone de Beauvoir

70 In the 8th arrondissement, you’ll find the ‘Grand’ [x] and the ‘Petit’ [x]

81 The informal name of the tradition of enjoying a drink with friends just before dinner and at the end of the day!


Paris General Knowledge Crossword (+ PRINTABLE DOWNLOAD). Fancy testing your French language knowledge and paris knowledge? Check out this crossword

Paris General Knowledge Crossword (+ PRINTABLE DOWNLOAD). Fancy testing your French language knowledge and paris knowledge? Check out this crossword

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Sophie Nadeau loves dogs, books, Paris, pizza, and history, though not necessarily in that order. A fan of all things France related, she runs when she's not chasing after the next sunset shot or consuming her weight in sweet food. Currently based in Paris after studies in London, she's spent most of her life living in the beautiful Devonian countryside in South West England!

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