45 French Trivia Questions and Answers 

Bonjour! And, welcome to our French trivia questions and answers. This trivia will test your knowledge of many aspects of France, from the language and culture to the history and cuisine, and a section specifically aimed at kids. 

France is a country that embraces fashion, food, and fun, but how much do you know about it? 

Hopefully, our French trivia will open your mind and change some opinions about this beautiful and bustling European country. 

If you think you know a lot about France, then our French trivia should be ‘facile

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General French Trivia Questions and Answers 

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Welcome, or should we say ‘Bienvenue,’ to the first section of our French trivia. Here you will be quizzed on various aspects of France, with a mixture of easy and difficult questions. 

If you have a little knowledge about the country, then you should do well here. 

If you don’t, then we hope you learn a few new facts to share with friends and family. 

Ready to begin?

Allons-y!

1: What is the population of France?
67 million.
2: How many time zones are there in France?
12; the most in any country.
3: What percentage of French people state their religious status as 'none'?
Over 30%.
4: What is the national dish of France?
Pot-au-feu, which is a hearty stew thickened with marrowbone and root veg and flavored with herbs.
5: Does France sit in Northern, Eastern, Southern, or Western Europe?
Western Europe.
6: France's Capital City, Paris, is the 3rd most visited city globally. Can you name either of the 2 countries that take the top positions? (Double points if you get both!)
London and Bangkok.
7: The highest mountain in Europe is in France; what is this mountain called?
Mont Blanc.
8: Louvre attracts over 9 million visitors each year, but what is it?
A museum in Paris.
9: There are more winners of what prize here than in any other country?
Nobel Prize for Literature.
10: What is it illegal to do on train platforms in France?
Kiss; the law was introduced in 1910 to reduce train delays.
11: France was home to the oldest human to ever live. Jeanne Louise Calment was born there on 21 February 1875; in what year did she die?
1997 (4 August), making her 122 years and 164 days old.
12: What is the most common surname in France?
Martin.

French Cuisine Trivia Questions and Answers

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With a rich and diverse cuisine, French food is some of the most delicious in the world. Cheese, wine, breads, meats, and French desserts have made their way across the globe and into the kitchens of millions. 

But how much do you know about the origins and customs of some of the greatest French food around?

If you love fine food, then our French cuisine section is sure to tantalize your taste buds! 

Bon appétit!

1: How many varieties of cheese do the French produce?
1,600.
2: Coq au Vin is a traditional French stew; what meat is its basis?
Chicken.
3: Would you add red or white wine to a boeuf bourguignon?
Red.
4: What is a Vol-au-vent?
A puff pastry case that contains creamed or savory fillings, usually served as a canape.
5: How old do you have to be to drink beer in France?
16, hard liquor is 18.
6: Ratatouille is a French vegetarian stew that is usually made from what?
Eggplant.
7: Americans and Italians call them Zucchini, but what do the British and the French call them?
Courgettes.
8: How many tons of snails are eaten per year in France?
30,000 tons.
9: France produces some of the best wines in the world and the most expensive. A 73-year old bottle of Romanee-Conti wine once sold for how much at auction?
$558,000.

French Language Trivia Questions and Answers 

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There are around 80 million native French speakers and approximately 190 million secondary speakers, which means some 270 million people worldwide speak the language. 

If you’re one of them, then this part of our French trivia will be super facile! 

Do you know your bonjour from your bon appetit?

Your le chat from your le chien?

Let’s find out! 

1: If we were to ask you for télécommande, what would we want?
The remote control.
2: If someone is feeling 'faim,' what do they need?
Food.
3: What is Noël?
Christmas.
4: Who are maman and père?
Mom and Dad.
5: What does ‘Bonjour comment vas-tu’ mean?
Hello, how are you?
6: We want our readers to say 'j'adore ce quizz,' which would mean?
I love this quiz.

French Media Trivia Questions and Answers 

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This part of our French trivia will look at famous French people who have been in the media; celebrities, singers, actors, writers, and more. 

We will also look at French films, plays, and productions

With a couple of questions about iconic movie moments on French soil. 

Are you ready to see how much you know about French media?

This is a super-short section, but one full of hugely interesting trivia you may wish to research further (after you’ve finished the game, of course!)

Good luck! 

1: Which shoe-loving S.A.T.C writer moved to Paris, leaving NYC behind?
Carrie Bradshaw.
2: 2019 French drama film, Les Misérables, is based on the violent aftermath of which global event?
2018 FIFA World Cup.
3: Vanessa Chantal Paradis is a French singer, model, and actress, who has 2 children with which Hollywood legend?
Johnny Depp.
4: Eric Cantona is an iconic sportsman of the 1990s, but what was his sport?
Soccer.
5: Arguably the best French writer of all time, Alexandre Dumas's novels have been adapted into how many movies?
Almost 200.

French History Trivia Questions and Answers 

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Most countries have a wide and varied history that has helped shape them into what they are today, and this is never more true than when we look at France. 

From battles and wars to revolutionary inventions and monumental moments, France certainly has its place in our history books. 

But, how much French history do you know?

Let’s take a look! 

1: How long did it take to build the Eiffel Tower?
A record-breaking 2 years (plus 2 months and 5 days).
2: The French Revolution was a pivotal point in the history of France. What year was this?
1789.
3: The tradition of wearing a white wedding dress originated in France; in what year?
1499; although it wasn't until Queen Victoria married Prince Albert in 1840 that the tradition was truly cemented globally.
4: France was the official language of England for how many years?
296, between 1066 and 1362.
5: The French army was the first to use what during World War 1?
Camouflage.
6: For how long was Louis XIX the King of France?
20-minutes, the shortest ever reign.

Kids French Trivia Questions and Answers 

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The last section of our French trivia is dedicated to the kids, although adults can join in too! 

As with all our kids’ dedicated trivia, this part has been tried and tested on our writers’ own children, with varying degrees of success! 

Ready to try?

Come on, enfants!

1: What 3 colors make up the French flag?
Blue, white and red.
2: How do you say 'Hello' in French?
Bonjour.
3: What continent is France on?
Europe.
4: How many countries does France border?
11.
5: Who is the president of France?
Emmanuel Macron.
7: What is the typical time for schools to end in France?
16:30; most children do 28-hours per week, but older kids can do up to 40, including Saturdays!

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