Explore the Mysteries of Paris Like a Detective

Imagine receiving a mysterious package with clues that will lead you on an exciting hunt through the streets of Paris…

Our mystery boxes bring that idea to life. With 40 unique locations, each box allows you to explore the city at your own pace as you solve fun puzzles and challenges. Learn about local culture and history while testing your detective skills! Can you crack the code?

Imagine receiving a mysterious package with clues that will lead you on an exciting hunt through the streets of Paris…

Our mystery boxes bring that idea to life. With 40 unique locations, each box allows you to explore the city at your own pace as you solve fun puzzles and challenges. Learn about local culture and history while testing your detective skills! Can you crack the code?

What’s in the box?

With each box you’ll get:

City Hunt Guide

Each box includes a printed self-guided city hunt featuring 40 locations in a carefully selected part of the city.

Fun Puzzles and Games

Use your city hunt booklet to test your skills in deduction and observation as you solve puzzles, crack codes and discover secret messages.

Local Favorites

Explore unique neighborhood shops, eateries and attractions with our curated list of recommendations tested by locals.

Our Mystery Boxes

Whether you’re a solo traveler, couple or larger group, our boxes can be adapted to create the unique Paris experience that matches your needs.

Choose Your Box

With our central Paris mystery box you’ll discover:

  • The home of the 15th century Parisian that served as the inspiration for a character from the Harry Potter series

  • Some of the city’s most iconic covered passages

  • A hidden 6-mile long monument to a little-known French scientist that makes an appearance in The Da Vinci Code, and much more!

How does it work?

1. Choose

Choose a mystery box for yourself or as a gift. Larger groups may want to order multiple boxes.

2. Receive

Once you’ve ordered your box, it will be delivered to the address of your choice. And so the adventure begins!

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.

Choose the Mystery Box that’s best for you

Mystery in the City: We create original Paris adventures for curious explorers.

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. 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