Paris hosts some of the best museums and art galleries in the world but when the weather is nice, it is hard to stay indoors in the City of Lights!
Or perhaps you don’t mind spending a full day at Louvre Museum or Orsay Museum but this is not the idea of fun your partner/ friends /kids have…
If you are blessed with a day of sunshine and blue sky, by all means, take full advantage of it and head outdoors to get the most out of Paris, that’s what Parisians do! Paris is a city rich in history and culture but this is not something exclusive of museums, churches, and palaces. You can also learn about Paris and its history through some cool outdoor activities in Paris like a Paris Treasure Hunt.
Treasure Hunts are also a great way to explore Paris for the first time, especially if you are looking for alternative or unusual things to do in Paris. Treasure Hunts are great for couples, families, with the kids or just adults, when visiting somewhere new because they take you past many local attractions, opening your eyes to so many things you would ordinarily just walk straight past.
World in Paris is launching Queen Marie’s Treasures in Luxembourg Gardens Paris, a treasure hunt in the 6th Arrondissement of Paris for those who want to explore Paris differently whilst having fun.
1 PDF file containing your Treasure Hunt to be printed onto A4 paper. There are 20 treasures to find and some bonus questions to get extra points.
The Treasure Map (sketch). We have divided the map into sectors (smaller areas) and for each treasure 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 document that you cannot read until the end of the hunt!
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“I had visited Luxembourg Gardens in the past but with the treasure hunt I could see this beautiful place with different eyes and I learned many interesting things about it.”
Norbert (Germany) >> FTC Disclosure: Norbert received a free copy of the Treasure Hunt.
A FUNNY AFTERNOON IN PARIS...
“I spent a nice afternoon doing this treasure hunt in Luxembourg Gardens. I found it instructive and funny at the same time. I totally recommend it!”
Valérie (Paris) >> FTC Disclosure: Valérie received a free copy of the Treasure Hunt.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:
We have tried to design a Treasure Hunt where adults and kids can have fun. The hunt comes with challenges like counting things, or drawing things, or taking selfies. In addition, we have created a shortcut for kids or people that cannot walk that long. Like this, you are sure not to miss Queen Marie's final treasure!
YES, but in this case allow extra time for doing the hunt. To access the park prioritize the gates at boulevard Saint-Michel, rue du Vuagiraud, rue Guyenemer, rue Auguste-Comte and rue Médicis. There are two accessible toilets at the Auguste-Comte entrance (11am to 1pm, and 1.45pm to 7pm) and next to the Sénat (9am to 7pm).
It depends on the season. Luxembourg Gardens open between 7.30am and 8.15am, and close between 4.30pm and 9.30pm according to season. The entrance to Luxembourg Gardens is FREE so there are no additional costs for the hunt.
You can send us an email to bonjour [at] worldinparis.com and we will be happy to answer it for you.
You need a pencil or pen and a camera, as there will be some selfies to take. If you don’t have a camera, your phone camera will be more than enough. Also, it is important to wear comfortable shoes and carry some water, especially if the weather is hot.
There are some points of water (public fountains) in the park, we have marked them in your Treasure Map. There are also some kiosks to buy snacks and water.
You need to find things (treasures) but there are also challenges and tests so we’d say it is a mix of a Treasure Hunt in Paris and a Paris Scavenger Hunt. And YES, we have tested it with adults and they liked it!
Currently the Treasure Hunt is available in English and French. Eventually we can do it in Spanish and German. If interested, you can send us an email at bonjour [at] worldinparis.com with your preferred language and your travel dates. If we have enough requests we won’t hesitate to translate it!