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Lyon: Haunted City Exploration Game

1. Lyon: Haunted City Exploration Game

You are invited to discover the haunted places and stories of Lyon with an interactive city exploration app. You will be guided step-by-step to the cursed buildings where they carry out their eternal punishments while you learn all of their stories. Brace yourself and come explore Haunted Lyon, all with the help of your smartphone. Complete the tour at your own pace as there's no time limit, though around two hours is normally enough. Pause the game at any time, and restart whenever you want from the last place you visited. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Along the way, you’ll find horror stories that will give you the chills. Dare you go on this tour? If you are a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

Annecy Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

2. Annecy Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Experience the beauty of the historical town of Annecy on a self-guided tour. Solve riddles and find clues in a treasure hunt game on your phone while visiting famous attractions like the Pont des Amours, Jardins de l'Europe, Hôtel de Ville, and Église Saint-François de Sales. You will receive a link for the mobile app and login credentials after booking. Log in to the app and start your adventure with the map as your guide. Soak in the vibrant atmosphere while listening to stories of this historical town. During the tour, choose to pause the app at any time to take a break or spend some more time to see the sights. Take time to see the famous Annecy Cathedral, Le Palais de I'Île, Église Notre Dame de Liesse, Old Town Hall, and more. Learn facts about the history and culture city of Annecy throughout the tour. Explore the city at your own pace while playing a fun treasure hunt game with your team. You can start any time, the schedule is indicative. You will start the game at Pont des Amours. Next, visit Jardins de l’Europe, Panorama du lac ,Hôtel de Ville d’Annecy, Église Saint-François de Sales, Le Palais de I’Île ,Église Notre Dame de Liesse, Old Town Hall, Old Town, Annecy Cathedral and Ponts Morens where the tour ends.

Lyon: Old Lyon Smartphone Audio-Guided Walking Tour

3. Lyon: Old Lyon Smartphone Audio-Guided Walking Tour

Discover the incredible story behind the scenes of the Vieux Lyon. An innovative guided tour experience that starts whenever you want, alone or with others. Rewind to the times of the great fairs that helped create the reputation of the city and relive the history of the influential Lyonnaise and Italian families. A short stop at a terrace or a shop, a small craving? Resume the visit when you want, right where you paused. Impossible to get lost. The guide provides clear audio directions and a map indicates clear directions to follow in real time. And if you take a wrong turn, the integrated geo-localization feature will get you back on track in no time. Customize your itinerary as you wish, relax and enjoy a fun and entertaining tour of Vieux Lyon, at your own pace. The tour starts and ends in the Saint Paul neighborhood.

From Geneva: Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Excursion

4. From Geneva: Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Excursion

Travel through the picturesque Arve Valley from Geneva to Chamonix, explore the famous village of Chamonix, and marvel at the alpine views. The resort experienced its first growth spurt in the Victorian era, hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and has emerged as the capital of all-mountain skiing. The steep-sided valley, with its glaciers and rocky spires, is where snow-sports and mountaineering meet. The busy town is a popular destination for day trippers. Find shopping designer brands and fashionable mountain brands in the many boutiques. Sample local products such as cheese, meats and fresh honey.

Lausanne: Self-Guided Boat Excursion to Evian

5. Lausanne: Self-Guided Boat Excursion to Evian

Explore Evian and stunning lake Geneva on this excursion by boat. Begin your self-guided tour from Lausanne and cruise on beautiful Lake Geneva towards the little town of Evian.  Reach this gem on the shore of the lake in about 35 minutes. Once the boat docks, hop off and start exploring at your own pace. Walk through the small streets and little allies of the quiet town, stop at a cafe or visit some of the local shops. Discover the beautiful lake promenade and marvel at the breathtaking views of this stunning landscape. You can also take the historic funicular to enjoy a beautiful view on the shores of the lake. If you visit between May and September, you can see the art nouveau Source Cachat, the first Evian water source, and enjoy a free glass of the world-famous Evian water. Soak up the atmosphere of this charming place.

Lyon: Croix-Rousse Audio-Guided Walking Tour

6. Lyon: Croix-Rousse Audio-Guided Walking Tour

Discover the incredible story behind the scenes of the former City of Silk and the difficult lives of the silk workers. Admire one of the most beautiful painted walls in Lyon: the "canuts" fresco. The largest trompe l'oeil work in Europe, it is representative of life in the Canuts district, a silk workers' district in the 19th century. As you experience Croix-Rousse and its special atmosphere, your guide unfolds the history and anecdotes of the silk workers, the canuts and their difficult living conditions. You'll cross gardens with planted mulberry trees, the favorite food of silkworms! You'll learn how silk thread is made and discover typical popular architecture of the 1850's. It was here in the traboules that the Canuts revolts of the 19th century started, inspiring great trends of social movements in France. Lyon was actually once a Roman city, and not just any city. Since it was the capital of the Gauls, you can see the ruins of the 1st century amphitheater which could accommodate 20,000 people on the itinerary. At the bottom of Croix Rousse, walk through the historical and more elegant streets where the rich silk workers used to live. Silk manufacturing continues here with the Atelier de Moirage and other scientific labs to save silkworms from diseases. The tour ends at the Maison Tolozan, a trading house, with warehouses and workshops from where the rolls of silk woven by the canuts arrived for shipping on the nearby river.

Lyon Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

7. Lyon Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Discover the highlights of Lyon with an interactive self-guided scavenger hunt walking tour. Unlock the city with location-based riddles and spot sights along the way. See Textile Arts Museum, Saint-Nizier Church, and more. To get started, simply login to your app and start your tour (instructions received via email after booking). Your self-guided tour will include 10 of the most important attractions of the city. As you explore on foot, find clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to uncover a puzzle at the exterior of each attraction and finish the game. Choose to start or pause the tour whenever you want and enjoy seeing the city at your own pace. Learn city information and facts and snap pictures as you go. The entire tour route includes stops at Musée des Tissus et des Arts, 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, and Église Saint-Nizier de Lyon.

Lyon: Old Town City Exploration Game

8. Lyon: Old Town City Exploration Game

Discover Lyon’s fascinating history and attractions while you solve clues around the old town. Explore this charming city in France by playing a quest with your friends, significant other, or family. Each clue leads you from one place to another, so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. As you solve the problems and guess the answers, the secret story of each location is unlocked. The city game will take you about 1.5 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure.

Chamonix Mont-Blanc and Annecy Sightseeing Trip

9. Chamonix Mont-Blanc and Annecy Sightseeing Trip

Combine 2 days in one, and enjoy the little time you have to spend in Geneva to explore its most beautiful landscapes. Only 90 minutes away from Geneva, take a coach and go directly to Chamonix. Enjoy its little streets full of charm, and admire Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe. You will take delight in seeing all the beautiful mountains that surround you. After that, go back to Geneva on a bus through the French countryside, and get a walking guided tour of 45 minutes in Annecy. Called the "Venice of the Alps", the town offers harmonious and romantic landscapes. See the famous markets of Annecy with your guide, and spend some free time in the picturesque small streets with endless flower-filled balconies.

Lyon: Croix-Rousse Highlights Exploration Game

10. Lyon: Croix-Rousse Highlights Exploration Game

Enjoy discovering the Croix-Rousse district with this smartphone game for the city of Lyon. Make your way through top sights like the Lyon Opera house, Rue des Tables Claudiennes street, and Place Sathonay square on your quest to help Guignol the puppet.  Start at Opéra National and make your way through each riddle at your own pace with the option to pause and resume from the location where you paused. Finish the game at the Fresque des Lyonnais mural. Solve challenges, and watch as the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone guide you to the next location. Once downloaded, have the freedom to play your game offline and save data. Play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game.

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What people are saying about Rhone-Alpes

A fun activity, puzzles are sometimes complicated to understand for children aged 10 and 12. The clues are a great help to see if we are in the right direction. Example the term "pass the orange passage" we did not guess right away that it had to be crossed.... on the other hand great to discover the old town

It was very varied and we had a lot of fun. So we got to know places in Lyon where we would never have ended up. It is only playable in French and English languages. So we were able to improve our English skills directly. It is definitely recommended.

A very fun and original treasure hunt, accessible even in teams of 2 and easy to use with your laptop. We loved it. And of course we recommend.

The guide (person) was great and the printed guide was super helpful. I'd totally recommend this trip.

Excellent tour; we had a lovely time discovering the Croix-Rousse area and its history!