The 3 Best Escape Rooms in Paris

As American escape room enthusiasts who recently travelled to Paris, my girlfriend and I were on the hunt for the best Paris escape rooms available in the city for English speakers. After doing research on review sites and review blogs, we selected these 3 and are proud to recommend all of them.

As a side-note, one convenient feature of Paris escape rooms is that all of them are booked by the room, and all recommend teams of 3-5 people. Most seem to also allow teams of 2 people if you pay for a group of 3, but always be sure to check the FAQ of the website or email them to confirm. Additionally, you can always email a company to confirm if a game is available in English.

We’ve confirmed that all games listed here are available in English and are playable as a group of 2. Here are the three that we did in order of preference.

#1. Metro by The Game in Paris, France

Metro takes place in a real, retired Paris Metro car!

Metro takes place in a real, retired Paris Metro car! Image Credit – The Game.

Enthusiast Ratings:

“The Game” has two decommissioned Metro cars and have created two copies of the same rooms for their participants to try out. As travelers, this one is particularly appropriate and fun since this game is truly a uniquely “Parisian” experience.

You start off in the main subway car, and there are additional “rooms” that will get opened and add to your experience. The realism is phenomenal, and the special effects are a huge plus to the experience. The realism makes this game fully immersive, without any distractions or things that really detract from the experience.

The puzzles go smoothly and many of them cleverly re-use actual components of the Metro Car. I am impressed by how this company managed to re-program many parts of a metro car to turn into a game, while still maintaining the whole interior appearance. Since the puzzles reuse parts of the Metro car in realistic and novel ways, the combination of a fantastic set and relevant puzzles makes this overall a fantastic experience.

We struggled a bit and needed quite a few hints, but that was because we didn’t search thoroughly enough or listen carefully enough. Still, this game was stellar and one of the best that we’ve ever done.

Quick facts:

  • Game: Metro @ The Game
  • Location: 51 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 5ème arrondissement de Paris, France
  • Players: 3-5 (recommended), 2 is ok as well!
  • Duration: 1 hour game + intro + walkthrough
  • Price96€ for 2-3 players, 112€ for 4 players, 125€ for 5 players
  • Language: Almost all text and audio in-game available in English. Hints given in English. There is one part where knowing a few basic French words will be helpful, but if you don’t know French they’ll give you hints anyway. Some jokes not important to gameplay are written solely in French.
  • Website / Make a Booking: http://www.thegame-france.com/en/index.htm

#2. Submarine by HintHunt in Paris, France

A look inside the interior of HintHunt's Submarine room! Image Credit: HintHunt

A look inside the interior of HintHunt’s Submarine room! Image Credit: HintHunt

Enthusiast Ratings:

This game is a “mission” style game where your objective is to help save a friendly submarine. The whole room is inside a dedicated “box” that is styled and decorated to match what the interior of a submarine might look like. The decorative choices are made well and really add to a fully-immersive experience on the submarine.

The room itself felt remarkably sturdy and well-constructed, and very robust to the antics of creative puzzle-goers (although one small door was broken when we played this due to the over-enthusiasm of a past team, I trust that they fixed it quickly!).

I appreciated how “clean” the room was in that there wasn’t that much excess distraction or decoration, everything there felt appropriate and well-motivated. The puzzles were good, but the highlight of this game is the ability to just explore the submarine, touch everything, and learn more about its function and what you can do on it!

They have two difficulty levels of the game that affect your overall choices of the mission, and apparently the game can be played a second time if you switch the difficulties since the puzzles are different each time. If you’re an enthusiast, ask for the “hard” difficulty! If you’re a group of two, the game master will have to come in and assist during one portion.

Quick facts:

  • Game: Submarine @ HintHunt
  • Location: 68 rue des archives, 75003 Paris, France
  • Players: 3-5 (recommended), 2 is ok as well!
  • Duration: 1 hour game + intro + walkthrough
  • Price: 90-96€ for 2-3 players, 100-110€ for 4 players, 110-130€ for 5 players
  • Language: Game fully available in English. Hints given in English.
  • Website / Make a Booking: http://hinthunt.fr/indexen.php

#3. Assassin’s Creed: The Treasure of Templars by The Game in Paris, France

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This escape game is decorated in such a way that it earns the official Assassin’s Creed license! Image Credit – The Game

Enthusiast Ratings:

This game is in the same escape room complex as The Metro (which I would recommend over this one in case its available and you can only do one). “The Game” has a fairly-well developed multi-story escape room complex near a subway stop – and you can tell that they’ve put in a lot of time to make their service welcoming and their waiting areas comfortable.

Assassin’s Creed is a licensed escape room that is authorized by Ubisoft to use the trademark. You’ll be able to tell as you experience the game that this game earns its usage of the trademark, as the rooms here are expansive and extremely well-decorated to match the theme.

You won’t be running or climbing buildings in this game. Instead you’ll be sent on a mission to track down a mysterious artifact. This mission will take you through several rooms, each of which are thematically perfect and come with neat surprises that makes watching this game unfold extremely satisfying. There are some unique puzzles and contraptions here that tie in very well with the theme of the room and make this room overall a great experience.

Quick facts:

  • Game: Assassin’s Creed: The Treasure of Templars @ The Game
  • Location: 51 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 5ème arrondissement de Paris, France
  • Players: 3-5 (recommended), 2 is ok as well!
  • Duration: 1 hour game + intro + walkthrough
  • Price96€ for 2-3 players, 112€ for 4 players, 125€ for 5 players
  • Language: Almost all text and audio in-game available in English. Hints given in English. (some jokes are purely in French, but those are not material to the gameplay)
  • Website / Make a Booking: http://www.thegame-france.com/en/index.htm

Enjoy your own trip to Paris! Please feel free to share your own experiences in the comments! If you’re looking for more reviews, check out Escape Game France and Escape Game Paris, two French-language escape room review blogs. Remember to confirm if the games you’re looking at are playable in English!

Louvre Image Credit: Yuan Jiang

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