Mystery in the City

Imagine receiving a mysterious box with clues that will lead you on a fun adventure around Paris…

Our mystery boxes bring that idea to life. Each mystery is based on a specific Paris neighborhood. With each box you’ll get a unique itinerary, fun treats related to the theme of your mystery and clues to help immerse you in the local culture and history. Each story is based on a real event or period in the city’s history!

View the Trailer for one of our Hunts

How does it work?

1. Choose

Choose a mystery box for yourself or as a gift. We offer a variety of indoor and outdoor adventures for you to choose from.

2. Receive

We offer two delivery options: 1) mail delivery to addresses in France or 2) in-person pickup at the start of the hunt.

3. Explore

Each box includes a self-guided city hunt that will lead you on a unique discovery of a Paris neighborhood or museum.

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4. Discover

Enjoy the treats, puzzles and challenges in your mystery box while learning something new about Paris.

What’s in the box?

With each box you’ll get:

-a self-guided hunt through a Paris neighborhood or museum

-fun puzzles and games to test your skills in deduction and observation

-a curated list of unique neighborhood shops, eateries and attractions

-Paris treats — local snacks, a mini guide, a book, a tote bag, and more!

The Latest Box

New boxes coming soon.

Hidden Histories

You have received a mysterious package from a secret international crime-fighting organization. Your mission: explore Paris past and present in order to crack the code. Do you have what it takes to become an elite detective?

About Mystery in the City

We create original Paris adventures for curious explorers.

There’s more to Paris than its most famous monuments and districts. At Mystery in the City, our goal is to allow visitors, newcomers and longtime residents to see a different side of the city they love. You’ll discover interesting stories hidden in plain sight and uncover the quirkier sides of well-known places.

Your mystery box will be delivered to your doorstep or in person and includes everything you need to navigate the city. As you explore, you’ll complete missions and solving clues related the places you visit. Our city hunts challenge you to see and notice things that often go overlooked in a busy city. In addition to the city hunt guide, your mystery box offers a variety of fun puzzles, challenges and treats on the same theme. Whether you’re a traveler visiting for the first time or you know Paris well, you’re sure to have fun and learn something new with our mystery boxes.

Testimonials

What People are Saying

“This totally changed our perspective”

We loved our treasure hunt…only wish we had done it earlier in our trip as it was such a great way to explore a tiny corner of Paris. The hints were fun and engaging and there were some really fun facts for all ages.

Erin, Kenya

“Hidden in plain sight”

“What a great way to discover another, hidden in plain sight, view of the city…I learned a lot about the history and culture of the city from the streets and buildings that we all take for granted”

Adam, Singapore

“Off the beaten path”

“Speaking absolutely no French and my boyfriend being from France, it was perfect for the both of us. It was completely off the beaten path…Definitely would recommend to anyone!

Marina, US

“MASSIVE kudos”

“My girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our Treasure Hunt! It was fun and we felt showed us a sort of hidden side of Paris that we probably would have missed.”

Brett, US