Through little rhyming clues, we asked our Facebook fans to correctly identify pictures of cities, monuments and cultural attractions in France.
Hundreds of people wistfully guessed answers of gorgeous landscapes and architectural wonders. Some were right, some were wrong (some guessed places not in France.) Below is the list of lucky winners – and even if you didn’t win, we hope you enjoyed the fabulous photos of magnifique France.
Tuesday, 15 May
On the banks of the Garonne in Aquitaine,
Find vineyards of grapes that go by this name.
Winner: Mitzi Felton
Wednesday, 16 May
Roughly 65 miles east of Marseilles,
This seaside resort is where the rich come to par-tay.
Winner: Isabelle Degremont
Thursday, 17 May
Inspiring light for artists and home of bouillabaise,
This 2600 year old city is the perfect Cote d’Azur base.
Winner: Tad Dunlap
Friday, 18 May
Not in France but right next door,
This, “grace”ful, diminutive spot is on the Cote d’ Azur.
Winner: Blake Pleasants
Saturday, 19 May
Eaten raw, this minced meat delight when marinated just right
tastes far better than this picture of fright.
Winner: Roberta Schwartz
Sunday, 20 May
At this French Alps “Capital”, the Olympics were once in the air,
Come see what time it is at the 300 year old “horologe solaire.”
Monday, 21 May
In this corner of Normandy, light impressed Monet and Courbet.
It’s here that the needle and arches display
Nature’s incredible beauty.
Tuesday, 22 May
On the left bank of the Rhone
Is where Benedict XVI would feel most at home
In the late 14th century.
Wednesday, 23 May
A hunting lodge built for the first Francois,
it’s the largest chateau in the Valley Loire.
Thursday, 24 May
Rocks don’t feel so good on your feet
When strolling along this Cote d’Azur beach
Friday, 25 May
The Pic des Mouches is its peak of grace,
Cezanne painted and painted and painted from his perch in Aix.
Saturday, 26 May
In a region with bubbly grapes abound,
This UNESCO Heritage Site is where French kings were once crowned.
Sunday, 27 May
With a hall of concave and convex,
And plenty of royal apartments,
It’s a gilded dream of the Ancien Regime.
Monday, 28 May
Eau, the places you’ll go!
Built by Romans near Nimes and part of UNESCO.
Tuesday, 29 May
Millions come to this sacred edifice where buttresses fly,
and beastly beings watch over the city with a foreboding eye.
Wednesday, 30 May
A tidal island, but not alone,
40 people call it home.
Three million visit every year
A sight so beautiful, you may shed a tear.
Thursday, 31 May
A commune in Calvados, a picturesque port and home to Boudin,
Some believe this is where the Impressionism movement began.
Friday, 1 June
This fortress city in Languedoc,
Predates the Romans and was founded by Visigoths.
Saturday, 2 June
Winner:Ho Yin Fong (Simon)
Sunday, 3 June
A ski resort in Les Trois Vallées, known for high style and flair,
With one of the world’s scariest airports, fly in if you dare.
Monday, 4 June
Founded in 640, so the legend Lydéric and Phinaert does say,
It is capital of the region Nord-Pas de Calais.
Tuesday, 5 June
Spanning the valley of the River Tam and topped with seven masts,
Building the world’s tallest bridge was no easy task.
Wednesday, 6 June
Napoleon was born on this isle in the Med,
Here, a city split into two, lapping waves lull you to bed.
Thursday, 7 June
Balmat and Paccard weren’t afraid of heights
When climbing the Alps highest peak of white.
Friday, 8 June
Home of Statue of Liberty scupltor, oh hands devine!
Drink it all in, for this is the capital of Alsatian wine.
Saturday, 9 June
This isn’t phoney baloney, it’s real dried sausage pork.
Have it sliced in a sandwich or eat it with a fork.
Sunday, 10 June
Monet came to paint a cathedral. Joan burned at the stake here.
And La Couronne has stood for more than 650 years.
Monday, 11 June
In the Languedoc-Roussillon there’s a fast growing city,
At the heart of it all is the Place de la Comédie.
Tuesday, 12 June
The Palais de l’Isle in the center of Thiou,
Has been a courthouse, mint and jail since built in 1132.
Wednesday, 13 June
This “Capitale de l’Est” once rivaled Paris in the arts,
See magnificence on display at the Place Stanislas.
Thursday, 14 June
During the Battle of Normandy, bombs rained for miles.
Auguste Perret rebuilt this city in the modernist style.
Winner: Judy Quan