Quiz: Do you know what all of these common French road signs mean?

Quiz: Do you know all of these common French road signs?

British holiday makers and France go together like a slice of camembert on a freshly baked baguette with a glass of Bordeaux wine. A staggering 17 million Britons visit France every year, and whether they’re living it up in the City of Light or unwinding in Provence, one thing is certain: millions use their car to explore la belle France.

The country has its own rules of the road and signs that explain these to drivers. But the likelihood is that not all those British drivers know what they mean.

We’ve compiled 10 of the better known French road signs in this quiz. For first time visitors, it’s a chance to familiarise yourself with what you’ll be seeing road side. And even regulars might enjoy refreshing their memory.

If you don’t get all the answers correct at the first attempt, try again – and remember to click the “Finish” button again. Bon chance!


Très bon! You’re fit to drive in France. Bon voyage.

Sacré bleu! The signs aren’t good. Brush up on French road signs or there may be trouble ahead…

#1. This sign tells drivers they can…

#2. Where and why would this sign be displayed?

#3. Which road shown in this sign has priority?

#4. If this sign is displayed, which vehicles are permitted to enter?

#5. If shown at a parking bay, when is parking not permitted?

#6. Does this sign mean…

#7. What does this French road sign mean?

#8. If you see this sign, which road has priority?

#9. And finally, this sign indicates that…

#10. When are you likely to see this sign?


Read more: Advice for British drivers travelling to France


17 comments on “Quiz: Do you know what all of these common French road signs mean?

  1. Myra 01/07/2016 8:53 AM

    It refuses to change when you have another go at it now I’m totally confused. Originally had one incorrect answer. Still keeps your original reply which may be incorrect so chose another, but still said it was wrong. Now messed up the whole quiz.

    • James Mills 01/07/2016 3:07 PM

      Please make sure that you press the ‘Finish’ button after changing any of your answers; that should do the trick. Good luck with the quiz!

  2. Garry Butler 04/08/2016 2:03 PM

    I go to France every year never seen half of them signs

    • Alain Dennez 17/08/2016 5:52 PM

      I am surprised. May be you should pay more attention. I see them all the time.

  3. Eddie 04/08/2016 6:44 PM

    The correct answer has a green underline

  4. Andy Robb 09/08/2016 8:44 AM

    Well done green flag, this should be compulsory for insurance cover. I scored 10,by the way.

  5. Adrian Stern 11/08/2016 11:17 AM

    I got them all right but the score was only 8/10. Connards!

  6. Chris van 11/08/2016 7:09 PM

    Good quiz to get one to get a French Highway code book. I will get one .

  7. Colin Carnie 14/08/2016 10:21 AM

    For someone who hasn’t driven in France for 20 years 80% correct is not bad!

  8. R Avens 15/08/2016 1:47 PM

    Great quiz. Very useful for those going to France. Many thanks

  9. Bob 19/08/2016 7:55 AM

    How many people would get any right if there wasn’t a multiple choice of answers ?
    You wouldn’t have that choice whilst actually driving over there would you ?
    If you do intend driving abroad I suggest you familiarise yourself using the relevant code book for any country beforehand, and it wouldn’t be a bad idea to re familiarise yourselves with British one now again either, things change and others are added over time.

  10. D Harrison 21/08/2016 10:01 AM

    Good quiz,I will now buy a French Highway Code.

  11. Madeleine Price 21/08/2016 5:02 PM

    Good quiz! I got three wrong so I’m sulking. To get my own back, I’m correcting your French … it’s BONNE chance, so there!

  12. Jimmy Stewart 08/09/2016 9:22 PM

    Never been to France 6 out of 10 no bad, lol.

  13. charles 25/03/2019 3:54 PM

    I just want to pass it

  14. Diana 21/12/2020 4:15 PM

    Q4 is ambiguous & weird.

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