The Secrets of Bordeaux


This Secret Trail to discover Bordeaux is an urban adventure where you solve 13 clues via our web app. All you have to do is open your unique link (which you receive via text message after payment) in your smartphone’s browser (data needed). The trail takes you exploring the Centre and its hidden gems and lesser-known places as you search for answers to our clues. It’s a city discovery game!

While cracking the clues, each correct answer tells you a little more about the places you pass by or shares our favourite gems (for food, and of course, wine & cheese!) nearby.

The price for the trail is 26.00 euros per team. We recommended playing with 2-5 people per team.

You can play one trail per user at a time. You can share your unique link with your teammates so everyone can see the clues. Only one player should be submitting the answers. If you run out of battery, someone else on the team can continue submitting the answers using the same link.

If you want to play with more than one team, simply buy more than one trail. You will receive a unique link per trail, which can be opened on any smartphone with data.


How Does It Work?

  • Sign up and pay for the trail across Bordeaux online. You will receive a text message with your unique link within 1 hour from completing the payment.
  • Start on in front of the Grand Hotel de Bordeaux on Place de la Comedie, between 10:00-18:00, every day of the week except Sunday. To start, open the link you received upon purchase in your browser on your phone. Simply press the Start button to receive your first clue and start playing.
  • Pick up your free map of Bordeaux at the tourist information at Cours 30 Julliet, just 2 minutes from the start location. 
  • Solve 13 clues by typing your answer in the answer box and hit the ‘I’ve got it!’ button to submit your it.
  • Enjoy discovering the city as each correct answer takes you to your next location within walking distance.
  • Keep in mind that most answers are made up of one word only or a number – there are a few exceptions. 
  • Ask for a hint, by tapping the ‘I need help’ button, if you need a little help solving a clue. HINTS will get you nearer to the location where you need to search for the answer to your clue.
  • Please note there’s only one HINT per clue. Each HINT you ask for will add 10mins ‘penalty time’ to your overall time.
  • In case you’d like to skip a clue without solving it and want to receive the next one, press the ‘Skip this clue’ button. We recommend asking for a HINT before you skip a clue to make sure you are near the right spot to continue from.
  • Skipping a clue adds 20mins ‘penalty time’ to your overall time. 
  • You can always close and reopen your browser – and using your same unique link, you can continue playing where you left off.

Location & Timings

  • Start: In front of the Grand Hotel de Bordeaux on Place de la Comedie, between 10:00-18:00, 6 days a week (Monday through Saturday).
  • End: The trail ends near St Michel square, near some lovely spots for wine and bites.
  • Distance & duration: The trail is spread across approximately 3 wonderful kilometres and takes between 1,5 to 2,5 hours to complete. However, there is no time limit on completing this trail, so enjoy your new discoveries and take your time!
  • Break: The trail includes a break half way through near a square with lovely places to enjoy a bite & drink.  
  • Difficulty level: Easy-Medium.

Hear and read what recent players said about our trails here.

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