Lyon scavenger hunt and city tour
Lyon scavenger hunt and city tour was created to offer you the best way to
explore one of the most beautiful french cities.
Lyon is France’s second city, one of France’s oldest cities,
and is reputed as the gourmet capital of France.
It’s large historic centre, Le Vieux Lyon, is a UNESCO World Heritage site,
and is the largest ensemble of Renaissance buildings in Europe
Explore Lyon, playing our scavenger hunt and city tour!
What to expect
- It is an outdoor activity that combines playing, walking and learning!
- Explore the city in a fun way by solving riddles and puzzles.
- Discover fascinating facts and stories about the city.
- Let the game reveal hidden gems and places.
- Have the best walk of the city and visit 10 of its most important attractions.
Full description of Lyon scavenger hunt and self guided tour
- Uncover the highlights with an interactive smartphone app. Solve location-based riddles on this walking tour.
- Visit 10 of the most important attractions in the city as you walk. Stop and find clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination.
- Enjoy the challenge of using logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to finish the game.
- Feel the thrill of completing each riddle. Start or pause the tour whenever you want. See the city at your own pace.
- Read interesting information and facts. Stop to snap pictures as you go. Reveal an exciting a puzzle at the exterior of each attraction.
- Mobile app and login credentials
- Self guided tour
Important information about Lyon scavenger hunt
- Cost: Each game costs 20 EUR (per group) , up to 5 players. For more players you can purchase more games. For example for 25 players, you can purchase 5 games.
- Average duration: 2 hours including total walking time 1 hour
- Supported languages: English, German, Spanish, Italian, French
- Museum admission fees: Visits to museums and other attractions do not require a ticket, as the puzzles are related to
their outdoor areas. Admission is purely your choice.
Not suitable for…
- Wheelchair users
- People with mobility impairments
- Unaccompanied children
What to bring
- Weather-appropriate and comfortable clothing and shoes
- Charged smartphone
- Internet connection in case of the online-mobile application.
What you need to know about Lyon scavenger hunt ?
- No one will be waiting for you anywhere, it’s just you and your smartphones!
- You can start playing anytime, any day, every day! You can even pause your game and resume later or any other day within a year !
- You can use one language per serial number. If your group is multilingual, you will need to buy more games if you need more languages.
- The city Self Guided Scavenger Hunt provides information about the city and its attractions, but the escape games do not offer a city tour.
- The outdoor escape games provide total points and a leaderboard and are a bit more difficult than the city Self Guided Scavenger Hunt.
- There is no time limit for the game. You can complete it at any time at your own pace.
- Our game is completely outdoor, so it depends on the weather. The game can continue on the same day or another day if it is interrupted.
- Prefer to start the game in daylight, as the lack of light may make it difficult to solve puzzles. However, the game can still be played at night.
- For groups of more than 5 people, you must purchase 1 game per 5 people. For example, for a group of 25 people, buy 5 games.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult. It is a nice and very educational activity for them if an adult helps them solve the puzzles and explains them.
- Puzzles do not require knowledge. Players must use their imagination, logic, combinatorial thinking and cooperation.
- Every attraction hides a puzzle ! The puzzles are independent and not connected to each other through a story. The goal is for players to interact with the attractions and their surrounding areas !
- Our game is completely covid19-free as it is an outdoor game!
Lyon scavenger hunt and city tour starting point: Musée des Tissus et des Arts and ending point: Saint Nizier de Lyon
You will visit:
- Place Bellecour
- Pont Bonaparte
- Saint George Church
- Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste
- Temple du Change
- Fresque des Lyonnais
- Hôtel de Ville de Lyon
- Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
- Église Saint-Nizier de Lyon and more…
Musée des Tissus et des Arts – starting point of Lyon scavenger hunt and city tour
Selecting a place to start exploring is always a difficult part. If you are looking to explore Lyon there is no better place than the Place Bellecour. It has an equestrian bronze of Louis XIV in the center. This monument has the mansions from the Napoleonic war providing it a very historical architectural vibe on all sides. Apart from its beauty, the location has some wine bars, chocolatiers as well as some boutiques.
Among all the bridges that you can visit in Lyon, it is the one that you must. The bridge has a very interesting history as it was first built from wood in the 17th century. Afterward, it was demolished and rebuilt several times because of floods and other issues. Now it not only leads to the old town of Lyon but the scenic beauty here is amazing as well.
Saint George Church
This church is located in the Vieux quarter in the 5th arrondissement. This church dates back to the 19th century and it portrays architectural beauty like no other church in Lyon. Whether you talk about the exterior or interior they look stunning. The exterior looks even more stunning in the evening when it is illuminated as well as with the setting sun in the background.
It is a Roman Catholic church located in Lyon. The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist as well as the seat of the Archbishop of Lyon. The base of this church is related to the 6th century while its construction started in the 12th century. It is among one of the best sites to visit in Lyon.
Temple du Change
Although this Temple is now used as the stock exchange of Lyon, it is a historical building with great importance and architectural beauty as well. It was constructed in the 17th century and then it was rebuilt in the 18th century after almost 100 years. The design of this building is amazing as it consists of 4 arches, and it is a classical building.
Fresque des Lyonnais
Lyon has a trend of covering buildings with tall murals. It is one of those buildings which is has a huge mural on its front and back. It is different from all other options as it is the most beautiful as well as the tallest among the buildings of such a category. The interesting part is that it dates back to the end of the 20th century.
Hôtel de Ville de Lyon
These are the largest historic buildings if you take a look at the buildings in Lyon. Not only this but it is the main city hall of Lyon making it very important for the locals. The Hotel is located between Place de la Comedie and Place des Terreaux. As the Opera Nouvel is located right in front of it you can easily find something enjoyable to watch while you are exploring the city.
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
The buildings not only hold all the historical importance in Lyon as the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon is also a place worth visiting. Interestingly enough the museum itself has its base from a building that dates back to the 17th century. It contains several ancient and modern sculptures, paintings, artifacts, and more.
Église Saint-Nizier de Lyon – ending point of Lyon scavenger hunt and city tour
You are not done yet with visiting the churches in Lyon and it is another exceptional church that is worth visiting. The building is has a Gothic Architecture theme, and it dates back to the 6th-century architectural style. The best thing about this church is that it is not only beautiful from the outside, but the inside is amazing as well.