Can You Name These French Landmarks?
This landmark, located in Paris, is
- The Notre Dame Cathedral is located in Paris, France and is one of the most popular cathedrals from the Middle Ages. The version we know today was built from the ruins of two previous churches.
This landmark in Avignon, was built for a foreign dignitary living in France.
- The Palace of the Popes is located in Avignon. It was the official residence of the Pope for a while, when Rome was in turmoil.
This landmark in Britanny served as a pirate haven on the North Sea.
- St. Malo is located in Brittany, France and was built in a naturally defensive position atop a rock. It was a very important seaport in the 16th century.
This Paris landmark was widely protested when it was built.
- The Eiffel Tower, arguably the most popular landmark in France, is located in Paris. It is 1,063 feet tall and was the tallest structure until 1930.
This landmark is home to the Mona Lisa.
- The Louvre, located in Paris, France, is the world's second largest art museum and is most well known for being the home to the famous Mona Lisa.
This historic landmark was home to the Sun King, Louis XIV
- Located in Versailles, the Palace of Versailles is about 30 minutes outside Paris. Before being built upon, the palace was a lodge-like building made of stone.
This landmark in Marmagne is over 900 years old.
- Located in the small town of Marmagne, Abbey of Fontenay is a religious structure built in 11Most of the original components of the building are still intact.
This landmark in Southern France is a relic from the reign of Augustus Caesar.
- Located in the small town of Vers-Pont-du-Gard, the Pont du Gard is a three-level structure that spans across the Gardon River. Historians believe it to be around 2,000 years old.
This landmark, on the border between Italy and France, has inspired poets around the world, including Percy Shelley.
- Mont Blanc resides on the border between France and Italy. Translated to mean "white mountain," it is the highest peak in the Alps and the highest mountain in all of Europe.
This landmark was commissioned by Napoleon, after his resounding victory at Austerlitz.
- Located in Paris, France, the Arc de Triomphe is one of the more important landmarks. Erected in 1836, it was built to honor French soldiers.