Treasure hunt in Le Marais (7+)
Le Marais neighborhood conceals a bunch of secrets – and if your kids are into code-breaking, they’re going to love this treasure hunt!
You will learn: how to distinguish a real building from the Middle ages from a fake one, how one charitable Englishman gave Paris a gift that shaped the city’s landscape forever, how the French invented street lights, and how 17th century bourgeois saved money by painting bricks instead of buying actual ones (and many, many more).
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. We also offer a version of the Marais hunt for younger hunters (3-6 years old) – you can check it here if you’d like!
Each treasure hunt pack includes
– a booklet with the itinerary with a custom-made treasure map
– an envelope with illustrated answers
– a phone number where you can reach us should you get lost
– our up-to-date selection of family-friendly places near the last treasure
– our 100% satisfaction guarantee
Get both the paper and smartphone versions for 40€ if you have a large party or wish to hunt in teams. Discount applied at checkout.
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 7 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.
|Dimensions||16 × 10 × 1 cm|
Paper edition, Smartphone edition