For the 2014 soft launch of THATRue we’re offering three distinct, self-guided hunts all within the labyrinthine streets of the Latin Quarter. All three hunts zigzag between the Jardin du Luxembourg and Fontaine St Michel, facing the Seine. If walking directly the distance between these two landmarks is only 20 minutes, a mere kilometer (less than a mile).
One hunt snakes over toward and through St Sulpice, another covers the classic walls of the Cluny (dodging in for some skull scouting in a nearby convent garden courtyard) and the third veers over to the Pantheon and for a glimpse of Paris’s medieval walls. Tremendously important trivia will be picked up such as who the biggest dragon-lady queen of France was (and why she died in exile and poverty), where Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg had their first tryst, what dive cafe Hemingway and Fitzgerald dined on the cheap. Hunters gain a sense of Paris streets from a fresh, playful and informative perspective.
For 2014 there’s a package offer with THATLous. When we meet you for your THATLou we’ll bring the THATRue and you can go a-hunting when you wish and for as long as you’d like (as it’s entirely self-guided, if it starts to rain you can take a break or return to it another day).
The Package Prices for the THATRue (in addition to our THATLou):
- - 1 module, including St Sulpice (lasts between 1.15 hours) costs 20€ / team
- - 2 modules, including Odéon + Cluny (between 2 and 3 hours) costs 25€ / team
- - 3 modules, including Panthéon (a whole afternoon) costs 30€ / team
Unlike THATLou or THATd’Or, teams are as large or small as you’d like, so you may just want to buy your modules for your family to play altogether. We bring the THATRue with us when meeting you at the museum. If you want to play before your museum hunt, please note a 5€ postage charge is added and we need a week’s notice.
If purchased independently of THATLou or THATd’Or, the Latin Quarter hunts cost 30€ for one module/team, 35€ for two modules/team and 40€ for three modules/team, plus the 5€ postage charge (and we need your hotel’s address and arrival date so we can send it 2 days prior).
You can read about the first THATd’Or here and here. It all started in conjunction with the American Friends of the Musée d’Orsay. Within the THAT context, THATd’Or is essentially our “luxury line”. The Musée d’Orsay (home to seminal pieces by Van Gogh, Gaugin, Rodin, Cezanne, Manet, Monet and all of the best examples of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist work) stands apart from other museums in that it changes and refreshes its collection regularly (every two weeks). It is a tremendous gift to the public (most museums let the dust build in storage), however, it also means that each THATd’Or is pretty much custom-made. For more information on THATd’Or, to see our themes, or a Sample of how it differs from THATLou, please see www.thatdor.com.
Not including museum entry tickets, the standard J’Adore THATd’Or costs 35€/person or for one of out themes is 40€/person.
If you’d like us to get your tickets, they’ll be an additional 18 euros per ticket (Non-EU citizens under 18 are free, EU Citizens under 26 enter free). The museum’s closed on Mondays and open late on Thursdays.
There aren’t many THATd’Or posts on our blog, apart from this one on John Singer Sargent, and a few on the first AFMO hunt. With demand this will build (we’ve only launched THATd’Or to the general public in June 2014).
THATLou Kid Pack (THATKid!), flexible fun for the whole family!
With a special 4-color THATLou pen, the Kid Pack includes a mix-‘n-match Mona Lisa sticker sheet, a Botticelli Spot-the-Difference, as well as various Color-Ins and Connect-the-Dots to reinforce what the kids have seen during their treasure hunt. Nothing aids in learning more than familiarity, exposure and repetition!
The Kid Pack is flexible on many levels, such as When + Where the kids choose to do it:
- They can do it in the museum, during the hunt if you’ve opted out of making the hunt competitive
- On the other hand for families who’ve chosen to break up into two teams (many families of 4 have a one parent + kid play against another parent + kid, some families opt for “friendly competition” against another family) you can take a break after your 90 minute hunt and then return with the Kid Pack for them to spend more leisurely time with key works of art while they complete their exercises
- A 3rd option is for kids to do their Kid Pack at a restaurant over dinner (nothing like having an uneventful dinner for parents!), at the hotel or during long transport stretches (there are a few pieces within THATKid that require being in the museum, but those pieces are clearly marked. Most can be done later to reinforce the art after you’ve left)
One Kid Pack has a dozen key works of art with challenges applicable to kids from 5 to 12 years old (an easier Ghirlandaio Spot-the-Difference, a shorter Michelangelo Connect-the-Dot), so if you have two children in that range there will be something for both of them – coloring in the French flag in Delacroix’s Lady Liberty for a tot, or working out a sticker puzzle of the Mona Lisa for your older kids (or for that matter deciphering da Vinci’s upside-down-reverse secret code letters!).
The Kid Pack is only sold in addition to a hunt and costs 15 euros for one or 25 euros for two if you’d like one set per child. For more please contact us.