Quimper otherwise

The city of Quimper and the Maison du Patrimoine launch "Escapade Game", the heritage investigation box

The concept of the game

The health crisis requires cultural actors to reinvent themselves to offer escape and opportunities to discover heritage, arts and culture to citizens and tourists.

To this end, the Maison du Patrimoine has worked with Gabrielle Lesage, former guide-lecturer at the Maison du Patrimoine, to develop a life-size game that will allow a group that has already been formed to discover Quimper in total autonomy, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

For birthdays, bachelorette parties or family holidays in Quimper, this game box allows you to discover the town centre through a police investigation that only the player-investigators will discover!

The issue is simple. Late yesterday evening, an individual broke into the Quimper Museum of Fine Arts and stole the famous painting representing the flight of King Gradlon, by Évariste-Vital Luminais, the jewel of the collections! The thief is on the run, but the police are following several leads: it turns out that the museum curator did not come to work this morning, nor the tour guide who usually gives the tours, nor the exhibition curator who is preparing the new hanging in the rooms ...

Who is the thief?

Players can investigate at noon or midnight! No schedule, no appointments, no reservations! They are the masters of the game and of time!

Only one way: use the roadbook Le Petit Quimpérois and solve the riddles one by one to try and catch the thief of the work of art...

The contents of the box
The idea of the Escapade Game Quimper box is to go further than the traditional game books which are often only aimed at schoolchildren and children outside school hours. With this box, a real outdoor board game is offered to players of all ages:

Each box contains :

  • a roadbook to follow the tracks of the thief;
  • a map to find your way around the city;
  • an answer sheet ;
  • a decoder in the form of an Alberti circle;
  • a pen ;
  • 12 postcards in the colours of Quimper to help players solve the riddles and reusable to write to relatives;
  • a Quimper Ville d'Art et d'Histoire canvas bag from the Maison du Patrimoine (sold separately for €10) to play comfortably in the street.

The creator of the box

Gabrielle Lesage is a graduate of the École du Louvre and worked for five years at the Galerie Alexis Renard in Paris before setting up her own guide-lecturer business in Quimper and being recruited by the town of Quimper.

In Quimper, she has devised original tours designed to introduce the history of art and architecture to all types of audiences.

Gabrielle Lesage has been living in Périgueux for the past year and has continued to maintain a link with Quimper, notably by designing a participatory map listing the works of street art in the capital of Cornouaille.

Produced in collaboration with the Maison du Patrimoine de Quimper, this Escapade Game box is a unique playful tool in France.

Practical information

The Escapade Game Box is on sale at the Tourist Office and at the Maison du Patrimoine (by appointment) for €25.

Box Escapade Game
magnifying glass
Gabrielle Lesage