Tracking Game Bercy


Often neglected in favor of its more popular neighboring districts such as the Marais, Bastille or the Latin Quarter, the 12th arrondissement nevertheless deserves to be known. It is a very rich and diverse arrondissement where art, culture and architecture are closely linked. Discover the cour Saint Emilion, known for its stores, restaurants and cinema, enjoy  Bercy Park. And don’t forget to admire the gorgeous Train Bleu restaurant. You will enjoy this beautiful arrondissement that is diversified by its art, its architecture, its culture and its green spaces.


Although the wine trade dates back to the 17th century on the banks of the Seine, it only really took off in the early 19th century. Bercy then became a “fashionable” place where people came to get drunk, dance and enjoy various pleasures. Many parties became very popular such as jousting on the water or barrel races.
This rather jovial aspect of the life in the warehouses of Bercy should not make us forget the many disasters that occurred. The fire of 1820, for example, affected a large part of the merchants. From then on, thatched roofs were forbidden and thatched roofs were banned and the buildings were built entirely of stone. Water was another danger. Often the river, unstable, leaves its bed, floods the quays and the warehouses and sacks the wine barrels.

In 1860, the commune of Bercy was annexed to the city of Paris. The latter then decided to rebuild the warehouses according to two plans : the raising of the quay of Bercy to avoid new floods and the replacement of the old warehouses by new ones served by a geometrical network of paved streets.

At the end of the nineteenth century, the warehouses occupied an area of 42ha between the quay of Bercy, the boulevard of Bercy, the street of Bercy and the boulevard Poniatowski.
Around the warehouses the life get organized: public services were opened, the church Notre-Dame de la Nativité, place Lachambaudie was rebuilt in 1873 after being burned down during the Commune. Despite these works, Bercy experienced other floods. The one in 1910 was particularly devastating. When the flood waters receded, a real spectacle of desolation was offered to the view of the residents.

Until the 1950s, the warehouses were in full activity. But, from the 1960s, as part of the rebalancing of eastern Paris, the City of Paris decided to stop renewing rental contracts with merchants. The latter gradually left this mythical place to move to the suburbs.

In the 1980s, the warehouses were gradually destroyed to be replaced by the Palais omnisports de Paris Bercy, the Ministry of Economy and Finance and the vast park of Bercy


Presentation of the tracking game : around Bercy

Some advice to heed


You’ll get through :

  1. Bibliothèque François Mitterrand
  2. Place des vins de France
  3. Palais Omnisport de Bercy
  4. The train Bleu restaurant

Departure point: Quai de la gare metro station

Arrival point: Montgallet or Dugommier metro station


To get to the starting point of the tour, you must take The following transport lines have routes that pass near Quai de la gare

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 


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