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Get Out in the Fresh Air and Explore Paris in a Different Way!
Paris boasts many historical landmarks and interesting museums, but it is hard to stay indoors in the City of Lights when the sun shines!
If you are blessed with a beautiful day in Paris, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the parks and gardens in the city, that’s what locals do!
Paris’ history is not something exclusive of museums or royal palaces; you can also learn about the city through fun outdoor activities like scavenger hunts.
What is a Scavenger Hunt?
Scavenger hunts are fun activities, individual or with a team, with a dash of culture. Scavenger hunts use witty, funny questions and creative challenges that bring out the best in a fascinating place — and in you and your teammates.
Explore a famous museum, a great neighborhood, or a beautiful park from another perspective whilst having fun!
Scavenger hunts take you past many local attractions, opening your eyes to so many things you would ordinarily just walk straight past.
Our treasure hunt and scavenger hunt in Paris are great for individuals, families, and groups of friends. They are all outdoors, in public parks open all year round, and perfect for a socially distanced adventure.
AVAILABLE TREASURE HUNT & SCAVENGER HUNT IN PARIS:
Paris Scavenger Hunt in the Tuileries Garden
The Tuileries Garden is one of the top things to do in Paris, with more than 14 million people visiting per year! The Tuileries Garden is the biggest Park in Paris (23 Hectares), and it is also the oldest.
It was Queen Cathérine de Médicis, wife of King Henri II, who ordered in 1561 the construction of the Tuileries Palace and its surrounding gardens. At that time this place was occupied by tile kilns (tuileries in French), hence the name of the Tuileries Gardens and Palace.
Have you visited the Tuileries Garden already? Get ready to explore this beautiful garden with new eyes and learn about its history and its owners, the Kings of France.
‘You really don’t have to go all that far on your voyage of discovery to find something new. You just need to have new eyes’ – Marcel Proust
The Scavenger Hunt in the Tuileries Garden is a self-guided Paris Scavenger Hunt + Walking Tour perfect for those who want to learn the history of this fascinating place whilst having fun.
With this Scavenger Hunt in the Tuileries Garden, you will follow the clues that bring you to interesting sights inside the garden and not-so-well-known secrets. Solve all the clues to figure out the final answer!
THE QUEST: You are going to help a lost soul find the way back to his final resting place. This soul has some memories from his past life amongst us, and it seems that many are related to the Tuileries Garden.
Through the history of the Tuileries Gardens and some interesting, sometimes quirky, facts you will solve all the clues to find the name of the lost soul and their sculpture in the Tuileries Garden. The sculpture will tell you where to find the soul’s resting place, so he can rest forever.
This fun Scavenger Hunt Paris is available in English. It is self-guided, and it lasts 1- 1.5 hours.
Why this Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt in Paris is so Great…
» TREASURE HUNTS & SCAVENGER HUNTS ARE THE LATEST TREND IN PARIS
Locals in Paris love to organize and participate in treasure hunts and scavenger hunts. Both activities are a fun way to explore a new area or neighborhood in Paris or see a familiar place in a completely new light.
» A UNIQUE VIEW OF THE TUILERIES GARDEN
Do you want to visit the Tuileries Garden from another point of view? Throughout this brain-teasing expedition, you will learn about one of the most famous gardens in Paris and its owners – the Kings and Queens of France – whilst solving riddles and following the clues which bring you to interesting sights and not so well known secrets.
» A SELF-GUIDED PARIS SCAVENGER HUNT IN A TOTALLY SAFE AREA
This Paris Scavenger Hunt in the Tuileries Garden is pre-written, so all that you have to do is download it and print it and you’re set with everything you need including The Tuileries Garden map, clues, and a table with the answers at the end.
The Tuileries Garden is located in the heart of Paris, and it is a public garden free to enter and also car-free.
» GREAT FOR ADULTS ALONE OR FAMILIES. WITH YOUR COUPLE, FRIENDS, KIDS, OR EVEN ALONE!
The Tuileries Garden Scavenger Hunt is self-guided. You can play the game whenever you want (check the Tuileries Garden opening times) with your friends, couple, or even alone.
This Scavenger Hunt in Paris can also be an out-of-the-box team-building activity, a good way to bring people together and have fun.
The Tuileries Garden Scavenger Hunt, Paris – What You’ll Get
1 PDF file containing the Paris scavenger hunt printable onto A4 paper. There are 12 questions and 2 riddles to solve. The Tuileries Garden Scavenger Hunt is available in English.
The Treasure Map (a sketch). We have divided the Tuileries Garden map into sectors (smaller areas), and for each question or clue, we tell you the area where it is located, so you don’t get totally lost!
A Score Table with the answers. This is a top-secret part of the document that you cannot read until the end of the quest!
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Tuileries Garden Scavenger Hunt – How it Works
» As you are placing your order, when you arrive at the confirmation of payment page, there will be a button which says, ‘click here to get your invoice and download links’. This will take you to a page containing the links to download your Scavenger Hunt in Paris. We will also email you a copy of your invoice, below which you can find the link to download the scavenger hunt.
» Download and print the Tuileries Garden Scavenger Hunt. During the quest, you will also need a pen to write the answers on and solve the riddles.
» When you are in the Tuileries Garden and before starting the hunt, read the short introduction included in the document to learn about Tuileries Garden’s history. Also, study the Tuileries Garden Map to find your bearings.
» The Tuileries Garden Scavenger Hunt has a total of 12 questions /clues which, if solved correctly, will lead you to the sculpture of the lost soul. These are mainly easy questions or a series of things to find around the park. Please follow the order of the clues to optimize your walking in the park. Allow 90 minutes minimum for this Paris scavenger hunt, but it depends on your walking path (and how good you are with the clues : -D)
» The Scavenger Hunt finishes when you solve the final riddle — where is the soul’s final resting place. This place is not far from the Tuileries Garden so after the hunt you can visit and say farewell if you want.
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World in Paris
Quirky Parisian explorers with a preference for the less known sights and unusual things to do in Paris, we are continuously looking for new ideas and tips to bring you the best of the City of Light. Find out more on worldinparis.com
Is This Scavenger Hunt in Paris Right for You?
Who is this for
- You are looking for fun outdoor activities in Paris, and you like walking.
- You like the idea of visiting an area of Paris in a different way
- You are looking for team-building exercises, couple or family activities, or even something out-of-the-box to do alone.
- You are traveling on a budget. With one scavenger hunt plays all your tribe!
Who is this not for
- You think you are not fit for walking 1 hr – 1.30 hrs.
- You are not available during the Tuileries Garden opening hours (check FAQs).
- You are not interested in the Tuileries Garden
- You prefer visiting the city in a more traditional way.
Paris Scavenger Hunt in the Tuileries Garden – F.A.Q
Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about this Paris Scavenger Hunt:
Do I need extra tools for the Tuileries Garden Scavenger Hunt?
You will need a pencil or pen and a camera or mobile phone with a camera. Also, it is important to wear comfortable shoes and carry some water and sun protection (sunscreen, sunglasses, hat), especially if the weather is hot.
What is the duration of the Tuileries Garden Scavenger Hunt?
Our tests with different friends lasted around 1.5 hours. It all depends on your walking path, and how good you are at solving the questions. However, this is a beautiful place where we recommend taking your time to get the most out of it. If on the way you want to do some stops for taking pictures or have a break in one of the guinguettes we won’t blame you for it ; -)
Is the Tuileries Garden Scavenger Hunt kid-friendly?
This is a game thought for adults, but teenagers interested in history will also have fun participating in this Paris scavenger hunt. If you are traveling with kids, we recommend our Treasure Hunt at Luxembourg Gardens. The Hunt comes with challenges like counting things, drawing things, or taking selfies. In addition, we have created a shortcut for kids or people that cannot walk that long, so you are sure not to miss Queen Marie’s final treasure.
Is this hunt suitable for wheelchair users?
YES, but allow extra tie for doing the hunt. Pathways are either paved or composed of sand/gravel but are all wheelchair accessible. All the questions are located on the same level, so there’s no need to go up to the terraces or use the ramps.
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Don’t miss this fun scavenger hunt in the Tuileries Garden. It’s amazing what you’ll discover through new eyes!