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QUIZ: How well do you know the north west of France?

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QUIZ: How well do you know the north west of France?
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As summer is here tourists will once again be flocking to this stunning area of France - with its lush green fields, beautiful beaches and fabulous cuisine.


But how well do you know the food, history and geography of this beautiful area with its proud heritage?

Take our test to find out whether you are a seasoned local or whether you will - unfortunately - need a few more holidays to really get to know the region.



How well do you know north west France


It's well known that Brittany was once part of the Roman province of Britainia, hence the linguistic similarity to Britain, but how did the Romans refer to the area covered by modern day Brittany?


Brittany has a proud regional identity with its own language (Breton) and a small but determined independence movement. But when did it become a permanent part of France?


Which of these is the Brittany flag?


Brittany has its own language, Breton, a Celtic based language which is most closely related to Cornish or Welsh and shares very little with French. But how many people speak it?


Moving on to Normandy now, what is a 'Norman's answer'?


Which Norman town in this?


What is Normandy's rather unpopular claim to fame on the motoring front?


Camembert cheese is Normandy's most famous produce, but what rules must producers follow to get the coveted AOP (Appellation d'Origine Protegé) on their cheese?


We know that cider is big in both Brittany and Normandy, but pommeau is also a popular tipple around these parts. What is it?


Perhaps unsurprisingly for a region with many miles of coastline, many Normans throughout history have been renowned sailors and explorers. One 14th century Norman, Jean de Béthencourt, took his explorations one step further when he conquered the Canary Islands and installed himself as king. Where was he born?



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