Les 20 villes participantes :

Et tous les bénévoles de la Chasse au 13'Or.

TREASURE HUNT

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE REGION'S HISTORY, PEOPLE, ARTISTIC HERITAGE AND COMMUNITY LIFE. TREASURE HUNTS WILL TAKE PLACE THROUGHOUT THE REGION, GIVING ALL BUDDING ADVENTURERS A CHANCE TO TEST THEIR TALENTS. THE INTRIGUE FOCUSES ON THE MAGICAL DOWSING ROD AND TAKES PARTICIPANTS THROUGH AQUATIC AREAS, EVERYDAY ENVIRONMENTS, CULTURAL VENUES AND SHARED SPACES IN THE EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE REGION. TAKE PART IN A UNIQUE ADVENTURE!

28 game areas and 112 trails, each lasting around 90 minutes.

The Clues

I HADN’T BEEN BACK TO PROVENCE, WHERE I SPENT MY CHILDHOOD, FOR A LONG TIME. WHEN I GOT TO THE FAMILY’S CABIN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SCRUBLAND, I STUMBLED OVER A PIECE OF WOOD – A SIMPLE FORKED BRANCH. I REALISED WHAT IT WAS STRAIGHT AWAY: IT WAS OUR FAMILY’S MAGICAL DOWSING ROD.

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LONG AGO, MY GRANDFATHER USED TO TELL EVERYONE THAT THIS PIECE OF WOOD HELPED HIM FIND A HIDDEN SPRING THAT SAVED THE VILLAGE FROM DROUGHT. HE USED TO BOAST THAT THIS DOWSING ROD COULD FIND ALL THE HIDDEN SPRINGS IN PROVENCE. AT 12 YEARS OF AGE, I ALREADY CONSIDERED MYSELF TOO OLD TO BELIEVE HIS TALL TALES. SO THE DOWSING ROD ENDED UP IN ONE OF THE CABIN’S DUSTY CORNERS.

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YEARS LATER, I PICKED IT UP. AS I HELD IT IN MY HANDS, I FELT A FORCE, AS IF IT WANTED TO GUIDE ME SOMEWHERE. I WAS SO SHOCKED I ALMOST DROPPED IT. BUT, CATCHING MY BREATH, I DECIDED TO FINALLY BELIEVE THE STORIES I’D BEEN TOLD AS A CHILD.

BURNING IN MY HANDS, THE DOWSING ROD TOOK CONTROL OF MY BODY AND GUIDED ME HERE. I WROTE DOWN THE TRAIL IT LED ME ON. CAN YOU FOLLOW IN MY FOOTSTEPS, USING THESE WATER-INSPIRED CLUES, AND FIND WHERE THE DOWSING ROD TOOK ME?

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Prizegiving

FOR EACH OF THE 28 GAME AREAS, 3 WINNERS WILL BE DRAWN FROM A HAT.

1ST PRIZE (FOR TWO PEOPLE): A PASSPORT FOR THE CAPITAL: FOR WINNERS, THE ADVENTURE WILL CONTINUE ALL YEAR LONG – THEY WILL BE ABLE TO SET OFF ON A QUEST TO DISCOVER THE REGION’S CULTURAL RICHES THANKS TO A MARSEILLE-PROVENCE 2013 PASS. (WINNERS WILL BE GIVEN TICKETS TO SELECTED EVENTS IN 2013)

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2ND PRIZE: IN PHILEAS FOGG’S FOOTSTEPS: EDF AND ORANGE INVITE THE WINNER TO TAKE PART IN A HOT-AIR BALLOON TRIP.

3RD PRIZE: THE TREASURE HUNTER’S BOUNTY: A HELICOPTER MODEL DONATED BY EUROCOPTER; A PHILATELIC SOUVENIR FEATURING THE MARSEILLE-PROVENCE 2013 STAMP ISSUED BY LA POSTE; A MARSEILLE-PROVENCE 2013 GUIDE DU ROUTARD DONATED BY MP2013.

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AT THE END OF THE DAY, WINNERS WILL BE DRAWN FROM A HAT. THEIR NAMES WILL BE PUBLISHED IN LA PROVENCE NEWSPAPER AND ON THE WEBSITE WWW.MP2013.FR ON MONDAY 14 JANUARY 2013.

EACH WINNER WILL BE CONTACTED BY E-MAIL OR TELEPHONE. WE WILL TELL HIM OR HER HOW AND WHERE TO PICK UP HIS OR HER PRIZE. DEPENDING ON THE GAME AREA, PRIZES WILL BE PICKED UP FROM MARSEILLE, AIX-EN-PROVENCE OR ARLES.THEY WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THURSDAY 17 JANUARY TO SATURDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2013.

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OTHER EVENTS IN ARLES:

AT 4PM: A CONCERT BY ANAÏS, PLACE DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE

5.15PM PUBLIC PRIZEGIVING FOR TREASURE HUNTERS WHO TOOK PART IN HUNTS IN ARLES

6.30PM REVELATIONS, GROUPE F ON THE BANKS OF THE RHÔNE RIVER

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The Winners

Yesterday, around 25000 people braved the rain to take part in the Treasure Hunt.

Prize winners were drawn from a hat after the game ended. The names of three people were drawn from each treasure chest. Marseille-Provence 2013 will contact each winner by e-mail or telephone to tell him or her how to pick up his or her prize. Depending on the game area, prizes can be picked up from Marseille, Aix-en-Provence or Arles. Prizes can be picked up from Thursday 17 January to Saturday 16 February 2013.
Download the list of winners