Try Geocaching

Geocaching.

Looking for something different to do on holiday when staying in France? Ever heard of Geocaching? It is like a modern day treasure hunt using a GPS device or modern smart phone (iPhone / Android etc). Register for an account on line with Geocaching.com and you can start the treasure hunt now!

There are loads of hidden cache’s nearby to Mantilly and surrounding areas in Northern France. Why not give it a go? You will be surprised at how much fun it is.

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With more than 48,000 caches in throughout the country, geocaching will take you to remarkable and unique parts of France, some which you might have never seen before. Geocaches can be found everywhere, just around the corner from where you are staying or further afield in unknown terrain. They can be hidden in many sites of interest, around French national monuments or sites that appear in UNESCO’s World Heritage site list. Wherever they may be, your hunt will be a challenging adventure!

Explore France as you search for the cache

Simply go to the web site mides, where you will find geocaching maps of France. You just need to type the name of a French city or village and you will obtain a list of all the geocaches within a 25 or 50 km radius. Then all you have to do is register the coordinates of the geocache into your GPS device, or GPS-enabled mobile phone, and let the hunt commence!

There are over a dozen “cache types” in this adventure quest. The traditional one consists of a container with a logbook, while with the mystery or puzzle cache, you will first need to solve complex puzzles to determine the coordinates of what you seek. They can vary greatly in size and appearance, from a small box to a large bucket. Once you’ve found it, don’t forget to sign the logbook inside, and return it to its original location!

There are many different difficulty levels in this game, caches may vary from “challenging” ones to the “extremes”, the “old”, the “monument”, the “easy”, the “highest”, and many more! With approximately 5.040 caches, the Rhône-Alpes region has the highest number of caches in France! It is followed by the Languedoc-Roussillon (4.643 caches) and the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur regions (4.316 caches).

So why not discover the Dordogne, Provence, Brittany or Normandy in a different way? With an average of 2.186 caches per French region, you will have many places to explore!

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