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Treasure hunts and unusual visits in Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur

Even if it’s always a good idea to slip a guide book into your backpack, we rather like the idea of making our walk a fun moment. Plots, treasure hunts, investigations: get caught up in the game. In the town, at the museum or outdoors, there’s a whole host of possibilities.

Published on 15 April 2021

From investigations to discovering the heritage

An intriguing experience with the family or friends

It’s up to you to lead the investigation as you wander the streets and alleyways of Provencal towns. Visiting the Vaucluse has never been such fun! With Intrigue dans la ville, set off on an adventure in 9 places in the department. Each one has its own intrigue inspired by the history of the place. The trails range from 1½ hours to 3 hours. The Bouches-du-Rhône also has its share of mysteries. For an unusual visit in Aix-en-Provence, Marseille or Arles, with Exit Game you’re guaranteed an experience full of twists and surprises! Take on the Affaire Barthélémy or solve the mystery of Cézanne’s drawing. Whatever your choice, you’re in for a passionate two and a half hours. Bormes-les-Mimosas invites you to find the traces of the Trésor des Maures. With a road map, find the clues scattered around the streets and solve the riddles in 2-2½hours. There’s a formula for all members of the public is offered and a Formule Pitchoun if younger children join the visit.

In urban rally mode

With friends or colleagues?

Citeamup offers several formulas of urban rallies to visit Nice. In team-building or stag/hen party mode, there will be loads of atmosphere for all. This concept is designed so you can organise it yourself, without a guide. Download and print out the leaflet and off you go for 2 hours of challenges and wanderings in the town of Nice. Riddles, photo breaks… the programme will be fun. But stay concentrated or you’ll miss the fountain or the statue which will give you the key to the investigation!

Visits for kids

Exciting treasure hunts

If you’re looking for a new way of visiting Marseille, try the Lirelart booklets which are really great for young kids. Children will be delighted to be able to discover the monuments and quarters of the town in a fun way. Visit Le Panier, Notre Dame de la Garde or the Château d’If. And at just € 10 per booklet.
There’s no lack of unusual visits under the southern sun! In the Hautes-Alpes, the Domaine de Charance needs your help to get rid of the monster threatening it and solve the Mystère des Ténèbres. The park which is listed among the Jardins Remarquables welcomes you for an amazing family adventure. Don’t forget to collect your game bag for € 15 at the Office de Tourisme. In Tallard , follow the trail of the Chevalier Blanc and go back in time. Thrills guaranteed for just € 3.50.

Hiking is a game with Randoland

Move around without counting kilometres

Randoland has a collection of trails scattered almost all over France. The Région Sud has many of them, whether it’s for visiting Provence or the Alps. In the Alpes de Haute Provence, 19 itineraries take you to lakes, rivers and mountains. There’s something for all levels and ages. Those who love treasure hunts must try Digne-les-Bains and its 2 recreational hikes. If you choose the Parcours de l’Eau, you will have to look for fountains, rivers and streams of which there are many in Digne. Unlock the secrets of this sometimes boisterous element during a recreational family hike. Tempted? Buy the corresponding booklet on line for €1.95, print it out and off you go on the Alpine trails!