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MAP: The French place names you find hardest to pronounce

Caen, Pineuilh, Cunlhat: which of our readers' suggestions do you find trickiest to say?

Connexion readers shared their suggestions of France’s most unpronounceable place names. Pic:

We recently asked Connexion readers for the French place names they find difficult or impossible to pronounce. 

Suggestions included Cunlhat (Puy-de-Dôme), Clermont-Pouyguillès (Gers) , Ouilly-du-Houley (Calvados), Marquixanes (Pyrénées-Orientales), Houeillès (Lot-et-Garonne), Fouesnant (Finistère), Caen (Calvados) and Pineuilh (Gironde). 

Read more: Updated: Houeillès, Reims: Which is the hardest French place to say?

We have created a map of these places so that you can make sure to visit them and give pronouncing their name a go when you are next in the area. 

Below is a searchable version of the map. 

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