Test: How many of these 12 Paris Metro station anagrams can you solve?

Oliver Gee
Oliver Gee - [email protected] • 3 Apr, 2017 Updated Mon 3 Apr 2017 11:15 CEST
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From Rude Dragon to Slurred Vagabonds how many of the Paris Metro station names hidden in these jumbled anagrams can you decipher?


We've come up with twelve English-language anagrams of some of the busiest and most well-known Metro stations in Paris... but which ones?

To play, simply look at our re-invented Metro station names from the pictures, mix around the letters, and try to reveal the name of the real hidden Metro station.

We've provided clues, but if you can find the answers without them, we're impressed. And even if you've only been to Paris once you'll be familiar with most of them.

Good luck. They get harder as you go along (and there's a Metro map further down if you need help).
The answers are at the bottom. 
(Photo: Ian/Flickr)
This anagram actually describes the Metro stop incredibly well - it's an underground hell of all things that are on sale. And it's very central. 

(Photo: Ross Burton/Flickr)
After you've been to the tourist landmark near this Metro station, you may indeed need an operation on your ear - especially if you had front-row seats...

(Photo: Terrazo/Flickr)
If you cycle through the roundabout at this stop, you might feel ill, especially after dodging the motorists zooming around like mad beasts. 
(Photo: Zoetnet/Flickr)
This Metro station is a very busy one, overflowing with often aggressive passengers who couldn't care less about your well-being. At a stretch, you could compare them to rude dragons. The station is one of the busiest in Europe. 
This station can be a shady one, particularly at night. In fact, it's possibly in the top three stations where you're likely to find drug dealers hanging around. And it's also extremely busy.

(Photo: Baptiste Pons/Flickr)
Some would say the first arrondissement of Paris is a misery pad at the best of time due to all the tourists, so it's no surprise this station can be found there. Hint: It's named after a French battle in Egypt.

(Photo: Terrazo/Flickr)
Getting trickier now... This stop in Paris is near a very quiet place where you will surely find a bible. And it's not a church... To make it easier, we have removed the name of a French president usually included in this station name.
Don't be too spooked, but this Metro station is near potentially the most haunted places in Paris (and we're not talking about the Catacombes).

(Photo: Ross Burton/Flickr)
Which strip in Paris are you most likely to find people so drunk that they resemble a slurring vagabond? 

(Photo: Ian/Flickr)
There are plenty of fine restaurants near this Metro station on the edge of western Paris where you can, indeed, dine opulently.
(Photo: Jurup/Flickr)
At this Metro stop, you're more likely to find passengers (and plenty of them) on a train than on a tram... 

(Photo: Baptiste Pons/Flickr)
OK, this is the hardest. In fact, it's so hard we won't even give you a clue. Good luck. 
Done? Well played. All twelve answers are below this map (click to enlarge it). 
Sales hell -- Les Halles
Ear op - Opéra
Ill beast - Bastille
Rude dragon - Gare du Nord
Get dealers - Gare de l'Est 
Misery pad - Pyramides
Quiet, oh bible - Bibliothèque (François-Mitterrand)
Ah, eerie scalp - Pere LaChaise
Slurred vagabonds - Grands Boulevards
Dine Opulently - Pont de Neuilly
Passenger on a tram - Gare Montparnasse  
A topless deliverer - Porte de Versailles



Oliver Gee 2017/04/03 11:15

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