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Lille: City Highlights Scavenger Hunt and Audio Tour App

1. Lille: City Highlights Scavenger Hunt and Audio Tour App

Discover the highlights of Lille with an immersive smartphone app-based scavenger hunt in the city. Visit the Porte de Paris, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille War Memorial, and other highlights while solving riddles. After downloading the app, start your tour at the imposing Beffroi de Lille, a symbol of the city. Visit Republic square, explore the narrow streets, admire medieval gates like Porte De Paris, and feel the vibes of La Vieille Bourse.  Pass by the Pl. du Général de Gaulle, Gothic Paroisse Saint Maurice, and the iconic La Vieille Bourse. You will have to uncover clues at each attraction to get to the next point.  Receive interesting facts and information about the places you visit through the app. Your next stop will be Beffroi de la Chambre de Commerce, one of the main attractions of the city.  You can pause or resume the tour whenever you want. The icing on the cake of this route will be Notre-Dame-de-la-Treille, with its strange architecture.  Explore the city at your own pace and stop to take some pictures on the way. Feel the thrill as you solve each puzzle with exciting clues and hop from one landmark to another.

Lille: Town Hall Belfry Entry Ticket

2. Lille: Town Hall Belfry Entry Ticket

Make your way to the Town Hall Belfry in the historic heart of Lille, and then climb to the top of the UNESCO World Heritage Site for spectacular views of the city and its surroundings.  Dominating the skyline with its typically Flemish gables, the Art Deco building is an icon of Lille and offers views from the city's highest point. Climb the first 100 steps, from where you can take the lift to the top, or carry on walking if you are feeling brave! Experience Lille from a different perspective as you look across at monuments such as the Grand Place with its Column of the Goddess. On a clear day you can see as far as the mountains of Flanders and the valley of the River Lys. Take in the city as it sprawls beneath your feet and get a unique look at the new multi-use stadium of the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

Lille: Scavenger Hunt and Self-Guided City Highlights Tour

3. Lille: Scavenger Hunt and Self-Guided City Highlights Tour

Get to know Lille at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the “Grand place”, “Palais Rihour”, “îlot Comtesse”, “Place Aux Oignons” and many more! After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to “The Grand'Place” and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the “Maison Méert”. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Lille: Escape Tour - Self-Guided City Game

4. Lille: Escape Tour - Self-Guided City Game

Paul Gachet was a well-known doctor in Lille and he has helped many sick with his knowledge as a chief physician. But Gachet always had a dream: he wanted to make art. While trading this art he made a big enemy and had to flee from Lille. Gachet heard stories about a secret exit, so he quickly starts looking for it. Will you help him escape? Choose your starting time with your teammates, beginning at anytime day or night. Make your way across the city, checking off tasks to find all the clues you need to reach the secret passage. As you search for clues, marvel at the beautiful sights of the town. Walk past the beautiful cathedral, wander through the lovely streets and keep an eye out for the many historic buildings in the city center. Work quickly, and you and your team could set the record for the fastest tour. Good luck!

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What people are saying about Lille

Our afternoon spent participating in the Scavenger Hunt was a resounding success for all three of us. The youngest, aged 12, led the expedition with complete confidence and enthusiasm, whilst his mother and grandmother followed delighting in the sights and history revealed in the commentary. It proved a most enjoyable, entertaining and informative introduction to Lille, which has so many wondèrful treasures and is at the same time such a friendly,vibrant city. It was without a doubt the highlight of what proved to be a fabulous break and the perfect introduction to La Vie Francaise for my grandson.

We traveled with our 2 kids (aged 12 and 7). As you can imagine sometimes it’s hard to keep them interested in something that it’s not their phones… But seems like this worked out great! They were still using their phones, but instead they were exploring the city and interacting with us. It was lovely.

We'll curated and very engaging. Best part is that you can complete the challenge at your own pace and you cover all main attractions without even realising! Loved the experience...will try in other cities too.

Top, gostei muito. Tranquilo, andei ao meu ritmo, parava quando queria, as perguntas eram engraçadas e leves. Recomendo, deve ser bom para famílias também.

Some puzzles were really hard, others less so. Nice tour, quick overview of the highlights of the city.