Discover the Père-Lachaise cemetery and its historic monuments in an unusual way by solving puzzles using your smartphone.
Your friend Aurore, curator of the Père-Lachaise cemetery, discovered a cryptex in a fractured tomb. Esoteric inscriptions are engraved on the mysterious object.
She needs your expertise in symbol interpretation to discover the secret it contains.
During your adventure, you will meet celebrities from the cemetery and discover its historic monuments, where puzzles have been hidden by an occult brotherhood: «The Brotherhood of Eternity»
This adventure uses the same mechanisms than the «escape game». The rules aren't explicit. The player must guess what he has to do next by considering the elements available in-app and around him.
No other knowledge except these elements are needed to resolve the enigmas. Be vigilant, you will always need to use elements from the urban decor to solve each puzzle.
The adventure is based on characters, documents and historical facts related to the Père-Lachaise cemetery.
During your walk, you will discover the richness of the mortuary art adorning the cemetery tombs as well as the funerary art of the Freemasons.
You will meet a famous elegiac sculptor and historical personalities such as Molière or Guillaume Apollinaire.
Once everyone on your team has downloaded the app, go to the Philippe Auguste metro station (line 2).See the Map
When you have arrived at the departure point, open the application and click on the button:
«Let's start the Adventure»
The adventure can be done entirely offline. You will not need an internet connection during the game.
The history of the cemetery begins in 1803, where the architect Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart was mandated by the prefect of Paris to build a new cemetery on the mound. He is also the author of Hotel Moncaco (Polish Embassy), Hotel de Montesquiou (Chinese Embassy) and the Palais de la Bourse. Its style of architecture is neo-classical. It follows the Greek and Roman principles of aestheticism. Typical elements are columns, pediments and porticoes. The mineral of stone is highlighted with facades where the carved ornamentations are rare.
This style marks a change from the baroque style which was in vogue during its appearance.
Main entrance to the Père-lachaise cemetery created by the architect Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart
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As you walk through the alleys of the cemetery, you will notice possibly many Masonic burials. The richest is without no doubt that of the Voisin family.