de Plume is celebrating an organization that has stretched (from THATLou au Louvre) into THATd’Or (hunting down works of brilliance at the Musée d’Orsay) and recently, THATRue

— Huffington Post

What is THATd’Or?

As treasure hunts go THATd’Or is quite straight-forward: Teams, consisting of 2 to 4 people, find as many pieces of treasure (art) as possible within the given amount of time (1H to 90 minutes), proving they’ve found their treasure by taking a team photo in front of it (sometimes in silly poses, aiding in remembering the famous pieces!).

There are 20 to 30 pieces of treasure to find, and the length of the hunt is flexible as per your schedule. The hope is that you play for an hour/90 minutes, regroup at the pre-agreed end time/point and that families revisit the galleries together, peacefully. This leisurely pace allows families to share their team experiences, actually SEE the art in more depth and of course may also have a bit of show-off-manship for those teams who found a treasure their brothers/sisters didn’t!

The museum has the world’s most important collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist work, however there are very few information tags (apart from identifying the artist, date and donor), which is where THATd’Or steps in. Each piece of treasure in our hunts has a photo of it for you to find accompanied by treasure text. Hunters who read about their treasure not only learn about their treasure, but are sometimes rewarded with bonus questions embedded in the text (ha ha, learning by default!)

THATd’Or is “educationally flexible”: some bonus questions are knowledge-based (the answers of which can be found in other pieces of treasure text), while other bonus questions are silly, perhaps requesting your team to pose as a Degas dancer in front of the landmark train station clocks – a good souvenir of your hunt (& well-earned points for selling your pride for treasure hunting glory!). You can opt for our classic J’Adore THATd’Or or choose a themed hunt for slightly more.

The hunt keeps players focused and motivated, making THATd’Or perfect for corporate team-building events & office fun-days, birthday & hen parties – and of course travelling families who’d like to have a little inner family competition (one parent per team) aiding in learning about Impressionist treasures! (families are of course welcomed to play altogether with the museum and clock as their challenge)

No knowledge of art is necessary to play, although you’ll leave learning a thing or two about art, the museum, and Paris altogether! We’ve been consistently ranked within the top 10 percentile with more than 200 excellent Trip Advisor testimonials of THATd’Or, THATLou and THATRue (on the streets of the Latin Quarter).