Our THATRue Paris Street treasure hunts are perfect for corporate team building, school groups exploring the city, or as an extra experience after the rush of your museum hunt, for those who never tire of treasure hunting! They can also be easily customized for any special occasion, like birthdays, hen or stag parties. We have hunts on both the Left and Right Banks, as well as a special hunt for Harry Potter fans, though muggles can play too!
Larger group bookings might want to explore our three distinct Latin Quarter routes all start at France’s Senate (within the Jardin du Luxembourg) and end at Fontaine St Michel. Though you can walk this distance in 20 minutes, one route takes 60 to 90 minutes to do, as you’re tasked with finding treasures such as the Grim Reaper in a verdant garden, Muses in fountains, not to mention the oldest tree in Paris (from 1601!). Our street hunt is flexible, so that you can send 70 hunters, using 3 different routes (as the Dutch Embassy did in 2016) or do more than one for a whole half-day of Paris exploration! We also have 2 routes in the Marais, ending near the wonderful Centre Pompidou.
Since THATRue is reserved for Corporate Hunts, Hen/Stag/Birthday Parties & School Groups, most THATRues have been customized to make the person of honor feel special! Apart from this we do offer THATRue as a supplement to our Museum Hunts (as seen on those pages), but unfortunately cannot sell it independently (again, unless it’s an add-on to a museum hunt).
Latin Quarter Routes
Offered in English & Spanish
Sculpture-scout in the Jardin du Luxembourg, take a small video of your team impersonating Rimbaud’s Drunken Boat (written on a small street), wind your way over to & through St Sulpice, doing a Paris runway show near a Wallace Fountain, eventually treasure-hunting through a market street you may just want to return to after your hunt! (60-90 mins)
Passing the venerable halls of La Sorbonne, dipping into the Medieval museum of the Cluny & onto some skull scouting in the Medical School’s verdant garden, eventually embarrassing yourself at Odéon by impersonating Paris’s coat of arms (how better to remember Paris’s logo than to do this?!?) (60-90 mins)
After circling the Panthéon you’ll see ruins of King Philippe Auguste’s 12th C walls, impersonating Paris’s coat of arms, toddle down the hill to find the oldest tree in Paris (1601), posing as one of the muses on a Wallace Fountain outside the famous bookstore Shakespeare & Co. (this route’s slightly longer at about 90 mins)
Offered in English & Spanish
after hunting in the garden of 17th C Sully Palace, you’ll wander through the Baroque St Paul and toddle along south of rue de Rivoli till you reach the Renaissance church of St Eustache
apart from parks, passages and fountains, you’ll see the verdant garden of the Carnavalet Museum and search the façade of the Picasso Museum before passing through Archives
THATMuse Harry Potter
Offered in English
THATMuse Harry Potter is our newest street hunt, with one key difference: it’s inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series! Drawing links between Paris & the magical world of the Harry Potter books (& films) this THATRue takes hunters on a 2 hour wander, beginning in the Louvre’s Cour Carrée, and ending in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral. As it starts in the neighbourhood of the Louvre, you’re welcome to do it directly after your THATLou, or to come back another day. Although the THATMuse Harry Potter is designed to be inclusive, so that Potterheads and casual fans alike can play (with questions ranging in points and geared to different levels of fandom), please note that at least some basic knowledge of the series is required to be able to answer questions.
LUXE HUNT: £300
Otherwise reserved for groups of 12 people or more (unless sold as a supplement to a museum hunt).
Please contact us for a group quote.
Hours we recommend
Depends on your timeline, but we recommend a 10 am start time (to tally scores over lunch) or a 2 pm start time (to tally scores over a drink). We discuss your timeline prior to the hunt, and can offer to make reservations, although can’t offer to pick up the bar bill. If you’re short on time we can tally scores after you’re through and email you results within the hour.
Starting point: Jardin du Luxembourg
Ending point: Fontaine St Michel
Within the Jardin du Luxembourg, we meet facing the Palais du Luxembourg (the Senate) with the boat pond behind you. Google coordinates are here.
Odéon (lines 4 & 10) Mabillon (line 10), St Sulpice (line 4)
Luxembourg-Sénat Station (RER B)
(from all sides of the park)
21, 27, 38, 58, 82, 83, 84, 85, 89
Starting point: Place des Vosges
Ending point: Hotel de Ville
The equestrian statue of Louis XIII, in the center of Place des Vosges (Google Coordinates are here)
Bastille (lines 1, 5 and 8) Chemin Vert (line 8)
29, 69, 76, 96, Balabus
Starting point: Louvre
Ending point: Notre Dame
Meeting point is at the Louvre’s Cour Carree central fountain (Google Coordinates are here)