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Bordeaux: City Discovery Game

3.7 / 5

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Bordeaux: City Discovery Game

From US$ 29.49 per group up to 5

Imagine seeing Bordeaux in a new light, without listening to a tour guide. With this unique discovery game, enjoy a gentle stroll around the city as you solve riddles to take you to different locations and learn more about this fascinating city.

About this activity

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Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Explore the secrets and hidden gems of Bordeaux
  • Solve riddles on your phone that take you on an exploration of the city
  • See monuments and landmarks in a new light and discover little known spots
  • Learn about Bordeaux’s history and unlock local recommendations for each riddle that you solve
  • Enjoy an interactive and self guided game experience via a web app; play with the city
Full description
Discover Bordeaux as never before with this original interactive game experience. Using your cell phone, your challenge will start in front of the Grand Hotel de Bordeaux on the Place de la Comedie. Simply open your e-mail link and your adventure will begin! Set off to explore Bordeaux as you solve 12 riddles, with each correct answer taking you to the next location. As you proceed through the challenge, learn more about the history of the city and the local culture with fun facts. If you need a little helping hand, ask for hints to help you solve the clues.  Take in some of Bordeaux's most beautiful sights, visit some of its oldest spots and find out things you never knew about the city. If you're looking for a fun way to experience the city, then this is a truly unique opportunity! 
  • A web app game played on your smart phone (2MB of data is needed, no downloads)
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Start in front of the Grand Hotel de Bordeaux on the Place de la Comedie

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • The rules of the game are easy: each riddle is made up of directions and a question. To answer the question, you can try as many answers as you like. If you’re stuck, you can ask for a hint (there’s one per riddle). However, asking for a hint adds 10 minutes "penalty time" to your overall completion time. If you’re lost, you can skip a riddle. This adds 20 minutes penalty time. It is recommended that you always ask for a hint before skipping a riddle, to ensure you’re in the right place to continue your adventure.
    • It is a self-guided tour which means that there is no physical person waiting for you at the meeting point.
    • The games are available in English, not in the local language.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    3.7 /5

    based on 15 reviews

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    Unconventional and funny!

    Me and my friend we have travelled to Bordeaux for the first time. We didnt have much time but still were keen to explore the city! We got a recommendation on Secret City trails games from one of our friend and frankly we couldn't have wished for a better experience. We could manage our time as we wanted. We stayed at places we enjoyed more and fast forward (skip riddle) if we were stuck or so. It is really an independent way of the “guided tour" but mostly, we had soooooo much fun just wondering around and looking for the answers. Sometimes we noticed people starring at us and listening to us as we read the riddles and stories (I bet they wished to play too) :D I definitely recommend to try out these games, you won't regret! I will continue with secretcitytrails also in other cities too!!! :)

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    August 21, 2018

    Fun and culture

    A cultural treasure hunt that the city of Bordeaux can offer. For our wedding anniversary I wanted something original to visit the city and with this game it was really fun and interesting to get around the city. Recommended

    September 30, 2019

    there were errors in the questions

    must be reviewed and adjusted especially at place du pierre

    September 9, 2018

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    Product ID: 172806