1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Le Marais

Paris: City Discovery Game — Le Marais's Murders & Secrets

Product ID: 252712
Unlock Paris’s secrets via a real-life riddle game. Stroll around Paris while solving a trail of mysterious puzzles. Learn about the city and its secret spots and history.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a self-guided and real-life city discovery game via a browser on your phone
  • Unlock local stories, secret recommendations, and the locations of the city’s hidden gems
  • Go beneath the surface of Paris
Full description
Hit the streets with an interactive city discovery experience across Paris. As you traipse across the city, you’ll solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser. Your challenge starts at the Paris City Hall, Hotel de Ville. All the information you need for your adventure is in the email received from the local partner.

Over the course of the game, solve 10 riddles. Each riddle takes you from one (hidden) location to the next. You’ll unlock local recommendations and fun facts — as well as the history of the city. Discover spots in Paris that most locals don’t even know. See popular sights from a different angle. Discover and feel the vibes of the mysterious and murderous history of Le Marais. 

Learn about the Marquise de Brinvilliers and the case of poisoning, La Voisin and his black masses, and Queen Margot murdering her lover. Solve a route of riddles and unlock the stories of these colourful characters. Experience a secret side of Paris.
  • A link to the web app game (received via email). The game is played in the browser of your phone. You need a little bit of data, max 2MB. No downloads.
What’s Not Included
  • Physical guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Start at Paris City Hall, Hotel de Ville.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This is a self-guided city discovery experience. There is no tour guide that will join your urban adventure. No one will wait for you at the meeting/starting point. All you need for your exploration will be written in your email from Secret City Trails.
• Games are available in English only.
• There’s a few rules to the games - and we’ll remind you of them before playing, but just so you know: every riddle is made up of (cryptic) directions and a question. To answer the question, you can try as many answers as you like. If you’re stuck, you can ask for a hint or skip a riddle.

From US$ 22.20 Per group up to 5

Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.3 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3 / 5
  • Organization
    1 / 5
  • Value for money
    2.5 / 5
  • Safety
    2 / 5
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Interesting, must to develop absolutely in French

Well, a little difficult with young foreign teenagers who know nothing about the history of France.

August 24, 2019

Very complicated puzzles. Nothing fun.

too hard. Nothing about the stories of murders in PARIS. Very little heritage.

August 17, 2019

Molto divertente, livello degli enigmi giusto (né troppo facile né troppo complicato)

March 7, 2020

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Product ID: 252712