Le Marais hunt is a great way to explore the city, whether it’s your first visit to Paris or you are a tried and true Parisien! One of the most interesting Parisian neighborhoods, it’s a charming area with twisting and cobbled streets intertwined with modern boutiques and contemporary street art, along with buildings ranging from the Middle Ages through the baroque and classical eras.
This treasure hunt guides the whole family through this fascinating neighborhood, filled with hidden symbols and fun surprises. We cannot guarantee you won’t learn something about Paris and its history, but we can promise a great time!
Each treasure hunt booklet includes a custom-made map and an envelope with illustrated answers. If you wish to hunt as several teams, just order as many booklets as you need!
Where and when: The hunt starts at the Saint-Paul subway station and lasts about 1.5 – 2 hours. Please note that some points of interest are closed after 7PM and that the neighborhood may be too crowded on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. All shops and cafés are open on Sundays.
Age group: The hunt is best suited for fun-seekers aged 8 and older, although younger kids will “get” a good number of the clues. We also offer a 3+ version for this hunt: no one should miss out on the adventure packed in this ancient quarter!
Combine it with: Depending on how tired or curious you are, you can combine this hunt with:
A visit to the Picasso museum
A visit to Beaubourg (Centre Pompidou) museum : check out as well its Galerie des enfants that hosts exhibits and activities for children and teens!
A lunch or tea at the café of the Swedish Institute (summer terrace), or at the Florence Kahn Ashkenazi bakery (heated terrace) – both are family-friendly.
A picnic in one of the nearby gardens (both L’As du Fallafel and Miznon offer delicious take away dishes and drinks): le jardin des Rosiers (you’ll stumble upon it during the hunt) or the garden on rue Payenne, in front of the Swedish Institute.
If you have a toddler with you, don’t miss the carousel in front of the Saint-Paul subway station.
Explore one of Paris’ most iconic neighborhoods: an incredible village within the city. For anyone who thinks Montmarte is only Place de Tertre, be warned that this hunt is focused on the ton of hidden nooks and beautiful buildings, along with of course the unmissable garden of the Sacré-Coeur.
The itinerary of this exciting hunt balances history, whimsical anecdotes and fascinating street art. You will also encounter all the symbols of Paris and some beautiful examples of both Art Nouveau and Art Déco (and become an expert-spotter of these special styles and features all over Paris!).
Each treasure hunt booklet includes a custom-made map and an envelope with illustrated answers. If you wish to hunt team against team, just order as many booklets as you need!
This hunt is fun to do on a sunny day - but it's brilliant for a rainy one! It will guide you from the beautiful arcades of Palais-Royal to the city's 19th century glass-covered galleries, including the famous galerie Vivienne and passage des Panoramas.
You will learn about how the first restaurants and shopping malls were born, and discover how French architects incorporated hidden symbols and messages from ancient Greece and Rome into the Parisian buildings and monuments.
For a very rainy day, we have included a couple of mini scavenger hunts that you can do inside the galleries. the ancestors of shopping malls
Each treasure hunt booklet includes a custom-made map and an envelope with illustrated answers.
If you wish to hunt as several teams, just order as many booklets as you need!