Put your city smarts to the test by taking our 12-question trivia quiz. Each answer reveals a neat tip for your next visit.
Ahhh, Paris. The chic Marais and St.-Germain, the romantic stairway streets of Montmartre, the grandeur of the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Eiffel Tower. Who hasn't fantasized about strolling around the world's most gorgeous city?
As locals know, Paris's appeal goes well beyond these classic images—it can also be found in details like a perfectly baked baguette, a repurposed historic landmark, and a little-known museum far from the crowds. Taking our quiz is one way to find out the depth of your knowledge about the City of Light (so named for its early use of street lights, by the way).
Each correct answer is worth 1 point. Earn 4 points or less and, sorry, to the guillotine you go! On your way, you might stop at place de la Concorde to contemplate the fate of Marie Antoinette.
Scored 5 to 8 points? Keep your head and take it over to a bookstore. At Shakespeare & Company, you can fill your head with all kinds of knowledge about Paris (37 rue de la Bûcherie; shakespeareco.org). If you've ever gotten a Parisian waiter to smile, however, add 4 bonus points and move to the next level.
And if you scored 9 to 12 points, upon landing at Charles de Gaulle go directly to chocolatier Jean-Paul Hévin and treat yourself to some of the best bonbons in town (231 rue Saint Honoré; jphevin.com).
Christopher Measom writes frequently about travel and is the editor of Paris: Wish You Were Here!
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