An “escape game” style investigation game in Pérouges, near Lyon. Follow the thread of the puzzles with friends or family with older children.

Are you looking for an original activity, an investigation, a treasure hunt or an escape game to (re-)discover Pérouges? You are in the right place ! But first let us tell you a legend.

Once upon a time from Pérouges to Bugey... 

An old legend says that once upon a time, when we strolled from Pérouges to Bugey, you could hear a tinkle of a fairy stuck in the blades of grass… Or a whisper of goblins hidden behind an old wall in stone. Or even sometimes, if you listen carefully, an elusive song of a mermaid in the reeds of a sleeping pond... 

But those are just old legends, aren't they? Because today from Pérouges to Bugey there are even more surprising things. Recently, a question is on everyone's lips, the same one that resonates in the alleys of Pérouges in Meximieux and which is spoken of in a low voice at bar counters… And this question, which only you can answer, is… 

…but where did Edouard Weber go?!  

Edouard Weber est toujours porté disparu. Essayez de le retrouver en testant un jeu d'enquête façon escape game à Pérouges.

You are certainly wondering, what are we talking about? Elementary my dear Watson ! of a new tourist office game: “A survey kit, in the footsteps of Edouard Weber”!  

Finally, who is this Edouard Weber?  

A resident of Pérouges, a recognized archaeologist, disappeared overnight, without leaving the slightest trace. A voluntary disappearance? Edouard's daughter, Diane, refuses to believe this version of the facts. Especially since his father seems to have left him an enigmatic trail...  Dream and reality, memories and the present time intertwine in this investigation game. Could this disappearance be just the tip of the iceberg? Over the puzzles, can you elucidate the disturbing mystery?   

The concept of the kit survey 

This is a treasure hunt escape game styleMore without time limit no stake in leaving a room, because the game takes place outside ! Throughout the puzzles, the game will take you through the cobbled streets of the medieval village of Pérouges and the streets of the town of Meximieux. The game is collaborative and can be played between 2 and 6 players. You'll have to call in your friends for reinforcements! And if you want to do it with your family, know that it is suitable for children from 12 years old.  

Edouard Weber est toujours porté disparu. Entre amis, essayez de le retrouver en testant un jeu d'enquête façon escape game à Pérouges.
Everyone has their own survey tool!

Can I play it between two slices of Pérouges galette?  

Not so fast, our dear investigators! It is a gripping investigation, which invites you to escape and immerse yourself in your own imagination. It therefore counts 2 parts, approximately 2 hours each. But do not panic ! The game is done independently and at your own pace, there is no time constraint. For the most motivated players, it is possible to do both parts in the same day with a picnic break in the middle. For those who prefer to take their time, it is possible to play over two half-days. You can play all year round, but for your comfort, the game is not recommended in case of bad weather, high temperatures or off-season (from November to March).  

Advice from the Office: for a "lazy" gaming experience, remember to book a cozy bed with one of our hosts from Pérouges to Bugey and play over a weekend! 

What's in my survey kit?

Everything you will need to find Edouard (or not 😈)! First, your game kit is sold nicely packaged in a tote bag, for more practicality.

Edouard Weber est toujours porté disparu. Entre amis, essayez de le retrouver en testant un jeu d'enquête façon escape game à Pérouges.
Nice tote bag to investigate in style!

You will find the booklet which will be your main game tool…

Edouard Weber est toujours porté disparu. Entre amis, essayez de le retrouver en testant un jeu d'enquête façon escape game à Pérouges.
The game booklet which contains the survey

…As well as'a map stylized to find your way around Pérouges, Meximieux and between the two. And a stylo to record the smallest details of your investigation.

The game card and its pen

Finally in your tote bag there is a mysterious envelope with tools that will help you solve the puzzles.

Who knows what you'll find in this envelope?

The game is on sale at the introductory price of €30 per kit, regardless of the number of players. It is possible to order online (home delivery or click & collect) or buy it directly at the tourist office at the Pérouges office or that of Saint-Sorlin-en-Bugey.

Useful information

It is necessary to do first part 1 (Pérouges) to be able to do part 2 (Meximieux). It should be noted that the course of part 1 is 1,5km, the course of part 2 is 4km. The elevation gain is 100m and the circuit makes a loop.  

A smartphone is required to play (at least one for the group). It must be loaded, with internet access and applications with the following functions: reading QR codes, e-mail, web browser and reading GPS points (“Google maps”, “Maps” or similar).

Bring good shoes, a water bottle and clothes adapted to the season. Attention, the game takes place partly in the medieval city of Pérouges, paved with pebbles, avoid the heels!