Tracking Game around the Buttes aux cailles


Because of its cultural and architectural mix, the 13th arrondissement is a neighborhood where everyone can discover a different aspect of Parisian life. It is a little known district, away from the tourist circuits and it is surely that which makes all its charm, and the joy of the inhabitants who want at all costs to preserve their  “village”. You’ll surely enjoy this during your tracking game


Bordered by the Seine, the 13th arrondissement of Paris, located on the left bank, includes the Butte-aux-Cailles, the Faubourg Saint-Marcel, the Asian district as well as Paris Rive Gauche, a modern urban area overlooking the Seine.
It has some important  architectural landmarks such as the François-Mitterrand Library, the Gobelins Manufacture, the Gare d’Austerlitz and the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital.
This small neighborhood began to come to life in the 18th century. As its name says, the place looks like a small hill in the middle of which flowed a river, now underground: the Bièvre. French philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau liked to come to walk there to admire the mills along the river and to find some peace and quiet. It is also where hot air balloons come to land.
However, the Butte aux Cailles is mainly the district of the tanners. These industries begin to pollute the river which is transforms little by little into a true open-air sewer. It was covered little by little between 1850 and 1950. It is still found under the streets. It is also here that the first horse butchery (which sells horse meat) opened in 1866: the poverty of the inhabitants forced them to eat this kind of easily accessible meat.
Unlike other areas of Paris, the Butte aux Cailles has never undergone any real architectural changes.

Presentation of the tracking game : around the Butte aux cailles

Some advice to heed


You’ll get through :

  1. The Butte aux cailles
  2. The floral city
  3. The Montsouris park
  4. The Cité Universitaire

Departure point: Glacière metro station

Arrival point: Cité Universitaire  metro station


To get to the starting point of the tour, you must take The following transport lines have routes that pass near the Buttes aux Cailles

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.


First thing first, a little bit of terminology .

Tracking games, treasure hunts, rallies, escape games what is what

  • A tracking game is a course full of enigmas you need to solve looking for clues to head to the next step. The final goal is secondary, spending quality time , have fun and learn is the what matters.
  • A treasure hunt has the same pattern but the main focus is to find a treasure.
  • A rally is all about velocity and getting to the next stage in the shortest period of time
  • An escape game is defined by time and space

In our case; you can download the questions and once you complete your deed, send us your results so we can check them on and the give you the right answers.

The plus:You are totally autonomous. Alone, with your loved one, with family or friends, go at your own pace. The important thing is to spend time together

Our friendly advice, a treasure hunt is all about looking for something and then finding it. An outdoor treasure hunt game encourages  adults and children to be active and to explore. And don’t forget to have fun!

Duration : 2h