Escape game: our test of Gentleman Burglar, an escape game based on Arsène Lupin, from Gamescape

Published by Laurent de Sortiraparis · Published on February 21th, 2024 at 05:18 p.m.
Attention Arsène Lupin fans! Head for Gamescape, an escape game in Paris's 11th arrondissement, to discover Gentleman Cambrioleur. An adventure that will lead you to attempt to burglarize the apartment of the ultimate burglar... Ready to try your luck? We've tested it, and we'll tell you all about it!

If, like us, you're a fan of the Lupin series on Netflix, or of the Ocean Eleven burglary films and their sequels, here's an escape game that just might pique your curiosity... We're off to Gamescape, in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, to immerse you in the world ofArsène Lupin with the Gentleman Burglar room. Let yourself be seduced by the promise of a colorful burglary where team spirit, logic and speed will be your best allies!

Synopsis of Gentleman Burglar at Gamescape:

"Attempting to rob France's most talented con artist is no mean feat, but the reward promised by the Countess of Cagliostro is well worth the effort. If you succeed in bringing her back a simple letter stolen by Arsène Lupin, you'll receive a share in the treasure of the kings of France. This adventure will take you further than you can imagine!

The Gentleman Burglarescape game plunges participants into the heart of a delicate mission: to infiltrate the famous burglar's office to steal a letter, itself stolen from the Countess of Cagliostro. Time is of the essence, and you'll have just one hour to show your stealth, solve a series of clever puzzles and succeed where so many others have failed. Inspired by the exploits of history's greatest thieves, this scenario calls on your powers of observation, logic and teamwork. Get ready for a thrilling adventure where every clue, every mechanism and every discovery brings you closer to the ultimate goal.

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Before you embark on your Gamescape adventure, there are a few practical points to consider. First of all, the experience is designed for groups of 3 to 5 players, ideal for an outing with friends, family or for team-building. Theescape game is also accessible to beginners (but experienced players too), offering a challenge suitable for all levels. Finally, don't forget that punctuality is key: arriving early ensures total immersion and a smooth, unforgettable experience.

Our test of the Gentleman Burglar escape game at Gamescape :

A room that the editors were able to test. For an hour, we were sent on a mission by the Countess of Cagliostro to recover a mystical document belonging to her and stolen by the most famous thief of the time, Arsène Lupin! It's a highly immersive experience, even in its own right, with the sets faithfully reproducing the period (it's 1904).

Although the room is small in size (we really recommend a team of 4, as more might make it a bit cramped), the escape game doesn't fall short of the mark, with numerous puzzles of varying difficulty, but always well thought-out. Without spoiler, there are also a number of wow effects to immerse you even further.

As for the riddles, the mechanics aren't necessarily straightforward at first glance, but once you've got the whole picture, everything falls into place, and solving the riddles becomes much simpler. Make sure you look everywhere, especially in the obvious spaces that we tend to forget or ignore, because that's where the missing piece often lies. Many of the puzzles will require you to be logical. So don't worry, the solution is always simpler than you might think.

At the end, once you've finished the room, you'll be presented with an additional riddle, to earn you bonus points (you earn points by playing the room, and every minute you save by exiting gives you extra points). A great idea and a way to extend the experience. In any case, we loved it! Now all you have to do is try your luck.

So, are you up for the challenge?

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Practical information


17 Rue de la Pierre Levée
75011 Paris 11

République or line 11 Goncourt stop

Equipe de 5 joueurs, prix par personne: €19 - €25
Equipe de 4 joueurs, prix par personne: €23 - €27
Equipe de 3 joueurs, prix par personne: €27 - €29

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