THATRue is reserved for groups of 12 people or more, unless ordering it as an "extra" add-on to your museum hunt.
We built it in 2014 for a 150-person commission (an Illinois high school orchestra), creating three distinct Latin Quarter routes all starting at France’s Senate (within the Jardin du Luxembourg) and ending 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 all 3 routes (as the Dutch Embassy did in 2016) or if your group is smaller or you want your team/party to last longer you can use 2 routes for a whole half-day of Paris competition! We also have 2 routes in the Marais, the 3 in the Latin Quarter, as well as a Harry Potter hunt for Potter-heads.
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)
in English & Spanish
apart from parks, passages and fountains, you'll enact the Paris coat of arms, you'll search the façade for adorable dogs on the Picasso Museum before passing through the gardens and elegant courtyard of Archives. Tipping your hat to design ateliers and Paris's Pompidou Museum, this is our most popular Marais route.
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. Currently only offered in Spanish.
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.
For a quote, please contact us with your group size, which THATRue you'd like, customized or not, your time line (if you’d like one route or two), etc
Jardin du Luxembourg
Latin Quarter STARTING POINT
Within the Jardin du Luxembourg, we meet facing the Palais du Luxembourg (the Senate) with the boat pond behind you. Google coordinates are here
End point: Fontaine St Michel
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
Harry Potter STARTING POINT
The Louvre's Cour Carree central fountain (Google Coordinates are here)
End point: Notre Dame
Marais STARTING POINT
The equestrian statue of Louis XIII, in the center of Place des Vosges (Google Coordinates are here)
End point: Hotel de Ville
Bastille (lines 1, 5 and 8) Chemin Vert (line 8)
29, 69, 76, 96, Balabus
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.