Quiz: Are You More Right Bank or Left-Bank Paris?

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Take a quiz: does your personality suit the right bank or left bank of Paris better?

Paris is divided by the Seine River and the Ile de la Cité into left and right banks (rive gauche and rive droite, respectively).

Locals tend to identify with one bank or the other, and not only because of where they happen to live.

(Keep scrolling down to start the quiz).

Each side of the Seine has its own particular history, vibe, character and culture.

While it’d be an exaggeration to say that the two cultures are vastly dissimilar, some locals might insist that there are fundamental differences between them.

These have to do with social class and immigration, the history of commerce, art, and scholarship, zoning regulations, and a host of other factors.

I won’t elaborate too much now on the (sometimes stereotypical) qualities attributed to la rive gauche and la rive droite. That would spoil all the fun.

Which side of the Seine suits your personality and style more? 

Just a guess, but writer & wit Oscar Wilde probably felt equally at home on the rive gauche and the rive droite. What about you?

Scroll down to the progress bar and click “Next” to take the quiz and find out which bank best suits your personality….or whether you’re more or less evenly divided between both!

Feel free to share you results in the comments field, and tell us whether you think they’re accurate– or “n’importe quoi” (nonsense).

This is an ongoing debate among Parisians themselves, so why not enter the fray?

Let's begin with a first question..

The Musee Edith Piaf in Paris: Worth a visit when you're a true fan, or even if you're open to becoming one. Image: parisinfo.comWhat historical figure inspires you the most?

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Pick your favorite clothing store/retail concept.

2 out of 10

The bright, modern lower dining area at Coretta features light wood and airy architectural elements. The outside terrace area is also very pleasant. Image credit: Miamidees.com




What's your ideal restaurant vibe?

3 out of 10

Aux Folies is at the center of Belleville nightlife.Pick your evening out on the town.

4 out of 10
Your new question!

Paris metro: how to cope during train strikes?How do you prefer to get around a big city?

5 out of 10
Oscar Wilde gif

What quote from a famous Parisian/adopted Parisian most accurately represents your philosophy?

6 out of 10

Pick a movie about Paris.

7 out of 10


What Paris museum or gallery do you dream of visiting the most?

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Pick a typical Parisian treat.



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Pick a car.



10 out of 10

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