Treasure hunt in Le Marais (7+)
So, you heard Le Marais is a family-friendly area full of history and beautiful buildings. But what do you actually do once you get there? Here’s where this treasure hunt comes in.
Download the smartphone edition (or order the paper version, if you’re only planning your adventure) and go! This treasure hunt guides the whole family through this fascinating neighborhood, filled with hidden symbols and fun stories. You’ll be amazed at how fun it is to learn about le Marais’ history and architecture.
Each package includes a custom-made map, an up-to-date treasure hunt itinerary and an envelope/file with illustrated answers. We throw in a list of our favorite kid-friendly cafés at the end, too..
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||20 × 11 × 2 cm|
Paper edition, Smartphone edition