Sometimes, to find new activities in your own city, you may have to look around a bit. And among the things to do that we discovered by delving a little, we loved embarking on a treasure hunt in the heart of Bordeaux, created to discover the city and play detectives.

This treasure hunt starts from Bordeaux Patrimoine Mondial (Bordeaux World Heritage), place de la Bourse. You will receive a small leaflet entitled “Treasure hunt on the trail of historic places”. This interactive walk will take you to Saint-Michel’s spire, to gently bring you back to your starting point.

During your journey, you will be asked questions, such as the name of the three Graces of the place de la Bourse, the name of a statue, a motto, etc. In total, these are 20 stages that await you, and which will require that you seek, look up and see Bordeaux differently.

The real plus? Entrances to Saint-Michel’s spire as well as to Porte Cailhau are included. You can go there during your treasure hunt or later, as you wish!

It was freezing cold the day of our treasure hunt, but still, we had a lot of fun. It was also an opportunity to eat a vegan cannelé at Cassonade, our favorite gourmet shop located very close to the Grosse Cloche (there is a question there).

The ladies at Bordeaux Patrimoine Mondial were very friendly and helpful and … for kids … a REAL treasure awaits them at the end of the walk.

Good to know

Lili-Fleur dans la chambre

A must do

Climbing to the top of the Saint-Michel’ spire is an absolute must-do. The view is amazing and climbing all these steps is an adventure in its own for kids.

The princess loved

Well, we are not going to lie, the princess especially loved the gift. But she participated very actively in this treasure hunt despite the cold!

The ups for kids

Your kids are over 8 years old

Entrust them with the little booklet and let them guide you through Bordeaux. With a pencil, they can answer all the questions by themselves.

Your kids are less than 8 years old

If they are really young, take a stroller or a baby carrier and if they do not walk very well, maybe plan a lunch break. You don’t have to go all the way up the spire that day, it’s also a good idea to keep it for another weekend, for example. But you will see, they will love their gift at the end of the walk.


Practical information


5 euros per person. It’s free for one child under 12 for a paying adult. Group rate from 10 people: 4 euros per person.


Bordeaux Patrimoine mondial

2-8 place de la Bourse in Bordeaux

Phone number: +33 556 48 04 24

Website: Bordeaux tourism

Open every day except January 1 and December 25, Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m .; Sundays and holidays from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.