Our European letterboxing experiences have been pretty limited. Over the past three years in Europe, we have only been able to hunt for letterboxes on three of our trips: Dartmoor was the highlight, Venice was fun, and Munich turned out to be very expensive. Letterboxing just isn't as big here as it is in the States, but that doesn't stop us from hoping that we'll find more. Whenever we are planning a trip, we always do a quick search on Atlas Quest. Those searches are usually very short and/or the boxes are no longer active.
But that wasn't the case with our recent trip to Paris! Not only was the list of Parisian letterboxes impressively long for a European destination, a majority of the boxes seemed to be quite active, and many of them are located in interesting spots(like the stamp in the first pic which is near the Louvre Pyramid). Letterboxing in Paris also gave us the opportunity to use the Box Finder app (which I am pretty sure I learned about from Emily last year). What a handy little tool. If you are headed to Paris, be sure to add a few letterboxes to your to-do list. It is a fun way to explore a new place, plus it gives you the chance to bring home some very unique souvenirs and travel stories. I love that our letterbox book has stamps from different parts of the world.